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  • 500506
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Nov 30 2021 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address: 1739 W. Jackson St., Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,000.00 - $67,000.00 

The anticipated salary is: $66,390.00

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 11/30/2021

Job Summary:

Our Senior Procurement Specialist (SPO) will be responsible for the management of the procurement process in the area of assigned commodities/services of a highly complex and technical nature. Develop and issue solicitations, evaluate offers, negotiate terms, award and administer contracts in accordance with the Arizona Procurement Code. May be responsible for conducting and administering Statewide contracts as delegated by SPO.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, issue, open, evaluate, and award highly complex/technical solicitations. This may include issuing and awarding State solicitations as authorized by the SPO. Hold discussions, negotiate, and request best and final offers. Conduct pre-solicitation meetings, pre-offer conferences, and evaluation committee meetings

  • Effectively and efficiently administer resultant contracts in accordance with contractual provisions. Conduct post award meetings. Responsible for the timely extension or re-bid of contracts. Document and analyze supplier performance. Analyze requests and authorize applicable contract amendments/change orders

  • Provide timely assistance to customers in developing highly complex solicitations and resolving supplier performance issues. Maintain courteous and professional demeanor when responding to customers. Recognize issues, identify solutions and implement

  • Responsible for collecting and analyzing contract usage information. Conduct market research/analysis. Coordinate and analyze data to determine which goods and services require that contracts be established. 

  • Review limited competition procurement requests for compliance. Draft formal written determination for review and approval by Procurement leadership.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Arizona Procurement Code, Federal Antitrust Laws, and Federal Acquisition Regulations as well as knowledge of the ADOT and State procurement process

  • ADOT organizational structure and various ADOT and State policies and procedures

  • Comprehensive knowledge of procurement and accounting software as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications


Skills in:

  • Comprehensive skills in project management, negotiation, and research & analysis are required. Communication and time management skills

  • Interpretation of laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the lawful procurement of goods and services

  • Excellent public contact/customer service skills as well as verbal and written communication skills

  • Computer skills in various software programs including MS Word, Excel, Access, Google Suite; E-procurement system

Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations governing the procurement process

  • Perform essential functions under limited supervision

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize activities to best meet department needs

  • Negotiate

  • Problem solving ability

  • Maintain confidentiality of purchasing and procurement details

Selective Preference(s):

Prefer procurement certification, such as Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB); Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO); or other public procurement certification.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires a possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


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


Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.

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) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT 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.