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  • 506801
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 26 2022 at 23:55 MST



The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!


Job Location:


Procurement Services
1645 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $50,890.00 - $71,190.00

Grade: 24

Closing Date: 05/26/2022

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation &Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a team-oriented supervisor who excels at contract negotiation and communication. This position manages a team to ensure all purchases, contracts, agreements, inmate work contracts, leases, and expenditures of public monies are made in compliance with the Arizona Procurement Code while delivering the best value and appropriate risk to our agency’s customers and the taxpayers.

Job Duties:

- Administers, through subordinate personnel, departmental purchases in compliance with the Arizona State Procurement Code, Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS), and departmental rules and regulations
- Ensures workload balance for procurement staff
- Makes final review and recommendation of all procurement activities prior to contract award
- Confers with agency officials, staff, and representatives of other agencies regarding procurement and contract issues
- Provides technical support to all institutional business offices throughout Arizona
- Assists in interviewing and making hiring recommendations for procurement related positions
- Plans and directs ADCRR’s contracts for commodities and services programs
- Implements all purchasing and contract negotiations for all institutional locations of the agency
- Conducts, coordinates, and directs pre-proposal conferences, proposal evaluation meetings, contract negotiation meetings, and post-award meetings
- Responsible for reviewing staff work/products for completeness and accuracy
- Approval and signature of all procurement internal memorandum and award recommendations
- Renewals, cancellations, extensions, renegotiations, etc. for final approval by the Chief Procurement Officer(CPO)
- Completes data analysis, industry research/benchmarking, and performance metrics
- Utilizes a wide variety of lean tools to lead teams and guide the strategic sourcing process ( market assessment, recommendations, contract development, and implementation)
- Reads and studies bulletins, articles, and other literature
- Attends professional development events to gain current industry best practices
- Attends departmental and interagency meetings in the area of assignment
- May attend meetings in the absence of the Chief Procurement Officer(CPO) and/or Deputy Chief Procurement Officer such as protest hearings, CPO meetings, and administrator's meetings
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- State and Federal statutes and rules related to government procurement activities and contract administration
- Best practices to determine appropriate sourcing strategies and methods
- Lean tools and methodology
- Effective negotiation, solicitation, and relationship management techniques
- Supply chain, logistics, and resource management
- Methods of conducting research
- Budget development and expenditure control
- Personal computers using various software programs (Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and ProcureAZ)
- General accounting practices as they relate to contracts and vendors
- Supply sourcing
- Local and national markets
- Price trending

Skill in:
- Developing and implementing various sourcing strategies based upon agency strategic goals/objectives
- Interpreting applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures
- Conducting data analysis to produce effective and accountable contracts
- Developing and maintaining customer and supplier relationships
- Negotiating contractual terms and conditions
- Developing effective monitoring and reporting tools to ensure contractual terms are being adhered to or in compliance
- Communicating effectively with a wide range of customers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders at all levels
- Solving complex problems requiring a broad “big picture” perspective
- Interpreting business issues and recommending solutions or best practices
- Professional behavior and integrity when setting the direction for potential large expenditures

Ability to:
- Develop and implement strategic sourcing strategies and highly complex procurement operations
- Make decisions, solve problems, analyze, and summarize data related to comprehensive contracts
- Operate with minimum supervision or oversight
- Establish and maintain effective customer and supplier relationships
- Develop and implement various monitoring strategies to ensure accountability
- Learn, interpret, and apply departmental policies and procedures
- Monitor workload to ensure accountability
- Lead teams using a variety of lean tools
- Effectively negotiate contract terms and conditions to optimize state expenditures
- Synthesize, summarize, and analyze a variety of data/sources and formulate workable recommendations
- Work in a fast-paced environment with changing deadlines and priorities

Selective Preference(s):

- Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or equivalent
- Five plus ( 5+) years of direct experience in procurement
- Professional certification and/or nationally recognized certifications such as Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
- Five (5) years of government procurement experience preferred
- Supervisory/management experience

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires 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).
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

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.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
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.