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  • 510543
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 18 2022 at 23:55 MST


The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) is a social and human services agency whose mission is to successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency. DCS has field office locations located throughout the state of Arizona, with its central office located in Downtown Phoenix. DCS employs over 2,800 employees who share the common vision of ensuring children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect.

Procurement Manager

Office of Procurement

Job Location:

3003 N Central Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Posting Details:

Salary: $70,000 - $77,000 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: August 18, 2022

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, supervises, directs and oversees procurement for general services and purchasing operations. Oversees the contract development, solicitation, implementation and administration other procurement activities as delegated. In addition, this position ensures practiced standard work and sustainability, conducts site visits/compliance checks, and leads active contract management processes including provider meetings, data analysis and visual management. This position is delegated unlimited procurement authority by the Agency Chief Procurement Officer.

Job Duties:

- Serve as the department's expert regarding general service contract development, solicitation, contract compliance related activities and updates. Responsible for policy/procedure development, review and communication involving contracts, to include purchasing policies and procedures.
- Oversee and manage assigned procurement and contracts officers’ daily duties and operations including development, monitoring and review of contracted services, conducting site visit observations, quality assurance, and facilitating data review meetings/Active Contract Management (ACM) provider meetings, as needed.
- Conduct 1:1 meetings and Managing Accountability and Performance (MAP) evaluations with staff. Facilitate team meetings and training. Mentors staff through the purchasing, contract and ACM process and ensure they foster positive relationships with internal and external customers. Serves as back-up for procurement and contracts officers’ duties, as needed.
- Consults and collaborates with key Department Program Leads and business owners regarding all intra/inter program changes and challenges. Coordinates efforts with the responsible party as assigned by policy, program development and/or business owners.
- Consults and collaborates with field operations and other business areas regarding all contract processes and changes, vendor performance and compliance issues. Participates and/or conducts periodic audits, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of work leadership and management
- Agency's policies and principles
- Agency's contracts and provider relationships
- State rules and regulations
- Research methods and reporting techniques
- Presentation of data and graphs
- State Procurement Code

Skills in:
- Developing Contracts SOWs
- Presenting data in PowerPoint
- Researching and analysis
- Verbal and written communication
- Creative problem solving
- Working in a team environment
- Providing excellent customer service
- Supervision techniques
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships

Ability to:
- Apply the principles of work leadership and management
- Evaluate and analyze data to provide meaningful feedback
- Present data to external and internal stakeholders
- Direct, instruct, and counsel their team
- Assign work to and evaluate performance of staff
- Exercise discretion and independent judgment

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in any business, social work, hospitality, and/or public administration discipline or equivalent years of related experience.

Professional certification and/or nationally recognized certifications such as CPPO, CPPB, or CPM is preferred but not required.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires the possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the 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 driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration.

The ability to secure and maintain clearance from the DCS Central Registry.


As an employee of the Department of Child Safety you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!
Benefits include:
- Paid sick leave.
- Paid vacation that includes ten (10) holidays per year.
- Competitive health and dental insurance plans.
- Life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
We also offer optional employee benefits that include:
- Vision coverage.
- Short-term disability insurance.
- Deferred compensation plans.
- Supplemental life insurance.
- Employee wellness plans

Bi-Lingual Stipend
DCS offers a Bi-Lingual Stipend to all interested and eligible DCS Employees who successfully complete a language proficiency exam. Qualifying employees will receive a $500 annual stipend paid in equal increments.

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).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.