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  • Full-time


COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



Job Location:

Address:  150 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $95,000 

Grade: 24


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Division of Planning and Operations!

Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

Why work for ADHS? A great benefit of working for the State of Arizona is a fantastic work/life balance. State employees enjoy challenging work, popular remote work options, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and career growth opportunities.

What You'll Do:

As the Procurement Manager, you will supervise, direct and oversee procurement and purchasing operations. You'll act as first-line support for the Chief Procurement Officer and is responsible for all procurement activities as delegated by the Chief Procurement Officer in accordance with the Arizona Procurement Code.

You will advise agency staff at all levels regarding problem areas identified and recommend alternatives/corrective action to be taken. This position requires interactions with other states, county, and federal agencies/officials as needed.

We are searching for someone who will provide expertise and advice to stakeholders in the areas of vendor management, sourcing, and procurement. Negotiates or re-negotiates new and existing agreements or statements of work, where necessary, including an invitation for bids, requests for proposals, and requests for grant applications.

You'll partner with legal teams and stakeholders to develop and execute strategies that include optimal targets for pricing, service, and quality. Coordinate the development of action plans to implement CQI activities to improve processes. Identify other areas for improvement and implement recommendations for a more effective organization.

If you have experience in a public health environment that includes public purchasing, management, and/or supervision of staff, this could be the perfect role for you!



Job Duties:

- Functions as the first-line manager for the Chief Procurement Officer. Directs and motivates professional, technical, and clerical staff to meet agency goals and objectives and provides required purchasing, contract, and financial expertise to the program areas while maintaining the integrity of the public procurement process. Manage and direct subordinate staff (work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, provide training,
approving leave requests, and preparing evaluations).
- Directs, manages, and effectively communicates purchasing policies and procedures to staff and interprets said policies and procedures as required to ensure the successful realization of agency goals and objectives. Develops, trains, and works with staff to improve technical writing and research skills.
- Ensures that all procurement processes, records, and management information systems conform to both state and federal laws and regulations. Researches, prepares, reviews, and issues solicitations for ADHS.
- Directs the development of action plans and implementation of all continuous quality improvement opportunities for the procurement office and engages staff to support the mission and strategic plan of ADHS.
- Participates in the development of the agency's short-range and long-range strategic plans as they relate to procurement. Monitors section's progress in meeting goals and objectives. Recommends and implements corrective action as necessary.
- Serves as a public procurement advisor and technical expert to ADHS executive management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Procurement practice related to organizational specializing in public health
-Federal and State laws and statutes governing procurement, budgeting, and contractual agreements
-Policies and procedures established for the work system
-Principles and practices of work leadership and management;
-Solicitation techniques
-Government procurement and source selection methodologists
-Contract formation and administration,

-Centralized and cooperative procurement organizational structures
-Contractual language, negotiations, and dispute mediation
-Pertinent business and contract law
-Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
-Preparing highly complex specifications, solicitations and other contract documents,
-Written and oral communications, including public speaking
-Problem solving
-Interpersonal relations
-Business and technical writing
-Analytics, mathematics and computer programs/platforms
-Managing and motivating subordinate stuff.

Ability to:
-Establish and maintain work relationships with contracted and governmental agency representatives and citizen advocacy groups;
-Negotiate, arbitrate and supervise effectively

-Maintain confidentiality of purchasing and procurement details.
-Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field with five years of progressively responsible experience in a public health environment that includes public purchasing, management, and/or supervision of staff. Professional certification such as a CPPO, CPPB, or CPSM from a professional purchasing organization is preferred. Master's degree in a related field may substitute for two years of exp.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the 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 checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans: Health Impact Program (HIP) where you can earn up to $200 annually by participating in our award-winning program of free preventative health screenings (mini-health, mammography, prostate), immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes and physical activities) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling sessions - 12 free per year per issue for each employee and each covered dependent. Available 24/7 for support, resources and information on work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more)
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

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


To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will contribute to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.