Director of Contracts & Acquisitions

Administration Unit

Recruitment #200318-UNCF-32

Introduction



Administration Unit

Salary:  $6,208.33 monthly

This is an unclassified position; selections will be made without the use of an interview committee per OP-110235 V.A.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor
DIRECTOR OF CONTRACTS & ACQUISITIONS

Basic Purpose:
Positions in this job are responsible for developing and administering the overall procurement and records disposition programs for the department and the mail and documents services for the administration building.

Typical Functions:
•Responsible for planning, developing, and administering assigned phases of a comprehensive procurement program which includes developing specifications, awarding contracts, monitoring contracts, and vendor relations.
•Participates in negotiation of contractual relations; drafts contracts relating to the procurement program.
•Performs consultation to department officials and other governmental agencies regarding contractual agreements and other issues involving the procurement program.
•Responsible for the interpretation and application of laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to procurement programs; monitors proposed and enacted changes in laws, rules, and regulations. Provides drafts or comments on proposed legislation or changes in regulations.
•Develops, implements, and applies procurement policies and procedures. Ensures the development and use of appropriate management information reports.
•Investigates and resolves vendor protests/complaints; confers with department managers, legal counsel, and others in determining appropriate department actions or responses.
•Interacts with the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, Division of Capital Assets Management (Central Purchasing Division) and other government agencies, internal officials, vendors and the public to obtain products and services for the department.
•Ensures economical and efficient methods of production in the administration building’s document services unit, as well as proper handling and delivery of USPS, certified, and inter-agency mail and the daily deposits to the State Treasurer’s office.
•Ensures department's records disposition program is administered in accordance with Department of Library standards.
•Manages the budget, staff, and resources for the assigned area(s).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of procurement management; of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations and their application to procurement management.

Knowledge of, and skill in, the use and application of appropriate information technology; in drafting contracts and other complex documents; to effectively interpret, analyze, and resolve highly complex and technical information and situations; to organize and conduct several projects simultaneously; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to manage the activities of others.

Education and Experience:

Statutorily Required: N/A

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of professional procurement experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional procurement experience for each year of the required education.

Preferred Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate and three (3) years of professional procurement experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional procurement experience for each year of the required education.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.