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Senior Procurement Specialist

  • 513352
  • Full-time

WIFA invests in Arizona’s communities through the CWSRF, DWSRF, Small Water Systems, Water Supply Development, Water Conservation and Long-Term Water Augmentation programs, helping our communities construct and maintain their wastewater and drinking water infrastructure as well as developing long-term water augmentation projects for Arizona’s water future.

Senior Procurement Specialist


Job Location:

Address:  100 N. 7th Ave Suite 130 Phoenix, AZ 85007
*Remote Options: This position may be eligible for a hybrid schedule (combination of telework and in-office) may be available.*

Posting Details:

Salary: $65,000 - $85,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
(1st resume review on 11/30)

Job Summary:

The vision of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona is to guide our resources to communities with the greatest need so they can maintain and enhance Arizona’s quality of life. Our mission over the last 30 years is to maintain and improve water quality in Arizona, we do this by providing financial and technical assistance for basic water infrastructure across our state.

This position will provide contract management support to the Authority, by performing a variety of contractual functions which may include: writing and reviewing specialized contracts, reviewing proposals, negotiating contracts, monitoring and evaluation contract compliance. The ideal candidate is someone who is detail-oriented and helpful; works comfortably as part of a team and often checks work. We are looking for someone who has a sense of urgency and sense of duty combined and who is concerned about the timeliness, as well as the correctness, of any work for which they are held responsible.

This position is the only position that is 100% committed to procurement for the Authority. This position will ensure compliance to Authority policy, state laws, and applicable regulations, coordinate purchasing activities with the Enterprise Procurement office as appropriate and develop agency specific contracts as per the Authority's unlimited delegation. Will maintain the Authority's purchasing records, responsible for reporting the Authority's activities appropriately, make recommendations on purchasing policies, signature authority of purchase requisitions, small purchase authorization, solicitations, amendments and Authority issue resolution. Resolve issues related to procurement with end users and vendors; coordinate specific program functions and work area requirements as the relate to purchasing; assist with special projects related to contracting and procurement, participates as the Authority's representative at purchasing related committees as directed.

Job Duties:

• Writes and administers specialized contracts for professional services, construction and technical assistance.

• Analyzes reports and statistical data as it relates to contract management.

• Write new procurement rules, maintain and recommends policy and procedure modifications, as needed.

• Attends meetings and participates with Program staff on Technical Assistance and Council of Government agreements.

• Review and modify agreements for any services and goods the Authority requires.

• Establish and monitor Authority encumbrances.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Purchasing practices and procedures.
• Laws, rules and regulations governing the purchasing of goods and services.
• Marketing practices.
• Accounting and business laws as they apply to purchasing administration.
• Arizona Procurement Code.
• Arizona State Procurement system.
• Procore system.

• Written and verbal communication.
• Time management.
• Basic office policy and procedures.

• Perform difficult technical purchasing work.
• Develop and implement procedures.
• Communicate effectively.
• Operate basic office equipment.
• Create and edit documents using a word processing program,

Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Four year degree in business or related field.
• 5 or more years of experience in purchasing.
• Education in business seminars and on the job training.


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

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

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 Nicole Baker at nicole.baker@azdoa.gov 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.