Recruitment #24-122-0161

Job Description

Loudoun County's national award-winning Procurement office is seeking a highly motivated Senior Buyer to support County-wide departments with their small purchasing requirements. This position is responsible for most contracts county-wide with a value up to $200,000 including negotiating, signing and awarding. An experienced individual is needed to contract for a wide variety of goods and services in compliance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act within the parameters of the Procurement Resolution guidelines and goals.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting departments with small purchase needs
  • Drafting and awarding informal solicitations
  • Negotiating and awarding informal contracts
  • Providing procurement research, advice, and guidance to department heads, division/program/project managers, vendors, and other government procurement offices
  • Responds to FOIA requests
  • Issuing contract and non-contract purchase orders

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 commensurate with experience.

This position is eligible for up to three (3) days a week of telework in accordance with the County's Telework Policy.

Job Requirements

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field and two years of work experience in procurement of goods and services along with experience working with ERP and web-based systems.

Excellent written and oral communication and public presentation skills, as well as attention to detail and good organization and planning skills are essential for this challenging position. Successful candidate must have excellent computer and research skills. Knowledge of the Virginia Public Procurement Act is preferred, but training will be provided. State or local government experience is desired. Hold certification as CPPB or NIGP-CPP preferred.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of criminal and credit background checks.

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