Recruitment #23-133-4371

Job Description

Loudoun County's award winning Procurement Division is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Purchasing Agent. This position will provide direct supervision to four Contracting Officers and one Senior Buyer on the Capital Contracting Team.

As an Assistant Purchasing Agent, this position will act on behalf of the Purchasing Agent in their absence. In addition, this position will handle high level, complex, procurements through a variety of methods, including competitive sealed bidding, competitive negotiation, design-build, construction management, and public-private partnerships for the delivery of new construction, renovations, architectural and engineering services, facility improvements and related contracts. This position will also be required to perform detailed analysis on claims, disputes, and protests as well as conduct research and implement process improvements for the Capital Contracting Team. Position works with staff at all levels of the organization and must frequently prepare and present contract award recommendations to department heads, committees, and the Board of Supervisors in a public forum. Excellent written and oral communication and public presentation skills are necessary for this challenging position. Additionally, attention to detail and good organization skills are essential to be successful in this position. Successful candidate must have excellent computer and research skills and experience with an automated purchasing system.

Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!

  • Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Annual Paid Holidays
  • Group Health Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development 

Hiring salary is commensurate with experience.

This position is eligible for some telework in accordance with the County's Telework Policy.

Job Requirements

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in Business Administration or related field with coursework in procurement or related subjects; three (3) years of related work experience in procurement including experience in project management and using ERP systems along with supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Prior experience serving in a supervisory/leadership role is required. Preference is given to those with Certified Professional Public Buyer and/or Certified Public Procurement Officer certifications. Knowledge of the Virginia Public Procurement Act is preferred, but training will be provided. Experience in construction contracting is highly preferred.

Special Requirements

The successful candidate must be available to support evening Board and Board committee meetings.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo pre-employment criminal, credit, and DMV background checks.