Procurement Contracting Officers work with representatives from all County departments to develop procurement strategies and documents and negotiate the highly complex fixed-price, time and material, and cost-reimbursement contracts for supplies and services. Procurement Contracting Officers are responsible for highly complex procurements and negotiations, contract portfolio management, strategic procurement planning, and negotiating, fixed-price, time and material, and cost-reimbursement type contracts.
Procurement Contracting Officers perform a wide variety of buying and purchasing activities. Incumbents in this position obtain goods and services via contracts utilizing competitive procurement processes such as formally advertised request for bid, request for quotations, and request for proposals; to negotiate and award non-competitive procurements, to perform administrative work involving coordination of procurement activities, contract certification, contract compliance, and contract management; and to perform related work as required. Procurement Contracting Officers also provide technical guidance to Procurement Contracting Specialists, Procurement Specialists, and Assistant Procurement Specialists.
1) A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, preferably in accounting, finance, marketing, business administration, economics or a closely related field; AND two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in contracting, at least one (1) of which is equivalent to the Procurement Contracting Specialist and at a highly regulated industry or public agency; OR,
2) One (1) year of experience as a Procurement Contracting Specialist with the County of San Diego.
Notes: A combination of qualifying college level education and related professional level experience as described above, may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year-for-year basis.
Internal Number: 21262203
About County of San Diego
The Department of Purchasing and Contracting (DPC) procures all goods and services for the County of San Diego, as provided for in the County Charter. DPC ensures the competitive process is used for best price and highest quality while conforming to purchasing regulations and emphasizing excellent customer service practices. The department is also responsible for the reuse and disposal of surplus property and administration of the Countywide records management program.