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  • 505469
  • Full-time


Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.


Job Location:

Department of Child Safety 

3003 N. Central Avenue 

Phoenix AZ 

Remote Options

Posting Details:

Salary: $110/000 - $130,000 

Grade: 29

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the State Procurement Administrator and assigned agency leadership, the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) leads the day-to-day procurement activities across all assigned agency departments for direct and indirect sourcing and procurement. The CPO is responsible for the administration of purchasing and contracting activity for the The Department of Child Safety (DCS). The CPO manages both senior level managers and experienced procurement professionals and is responsible for building organizational capacities and procurement strategic planning. The CPO acts as the procurement subject matter expert to the department's executive leadership team and ensures that decisions and priorities are guided by identified strategic objectives.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:
  • Act as agency Chief Procurement Officer to ensure procurement activities are conducted in an ethical manner with a high level of integrity, while also ensuring compliance to the Arizona Procurement Code 
  • Oversee the complex and high visibility procurement operations and services for the Department 
  • Establish and enforce applicable agency procurement policies and procedures 
  • Issue formal decisions in protests and contracts claims 
  • Represent department at formal procurement related hearings (as authorized by applicable department legal personnel)
  • Train and instruct agency and procurement leadership on matters regarding procurement
  • Establish, monitor, and report key performance indicators
  • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Federal and State laws and statutes governing contractual agreements 
  • Procurement practices, processes and procedures; tools and methods of effective negotiation techniques; methods of conducting research 
  • Continuous improvement in streamlining work processes
  • Federal and State funding regulations 
  • Principles and practices of work leadership management

Skilled in:

  • Written and oral communication, customer service, reading and interpreting contracts, policies, procedures, and standard work  
  • Using complex mathematical equations and applying statistical processes in order to analyze and summarize a variety of data/sources
  • Developing effective monitoring and reporting tools; facilitation; technical writing
  • Interpreting and analyzing financial and supply market data 
  • Forecasting, auditing, strategic planning and implementation

Ability to:

  • Learn and apply the Arizona Procurement Code 
  • Develop and maintain customer and supplier relationships 
  • Maintain confidentiality in purchasing and procurement details; translate and interpret contracting requirements including but not limited to governing requirements of procurements, contract goods and services specifications, contract utilization and limitations, and details of procurement 
  • Exercise good judgment and possess strong decision making skills for areas of responsibility; solve complex problems 
  • Interpret and translate contract requirements and purchasing requirements
  • Understand any Department procurement exemptions and the limitations of those exemptions where Procurement Code should apply 
  • Interpret and analyze program and financial data
Selective Preference(s):
  • BS/BA in Supply Chain, Business Management, Finance, or similar field 
  • Previous State or other public procurement experience 
  • Previous experience with a social services related organization
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Background and reference check, including a state and federal criminal records check 
  • Selected candidates must be able to pass a DCS Central Registry check 
  • Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driving training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave 
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year 
  • Health and dental insurance 
  • Retirement plan 
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance 
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shelia Wiggins-Wayne at shelia.wiggins@azdoa.gov or 480-645-2290 for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.