This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department’s business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.
This is a project-based position subject to the needs of the agency and budget availability, to be reviewed on an annual basis.
Come join the Arizona Department of Revenue, one of the 2022 Top Companies to Work For in Arizona! We are committed to our team-based work environment and culture; one that is unlike any other in state government. The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is consistently striving to recruit team members who are committed to providing quality services to the citizens of Arizona and are passionate about creating solutions to the ever-evolving decisions faced within state government. If you have a passion for service and are driven to “make things better”, please apply to join the ADOR team and assist the Grand Canyon State by exemplifying our mission of “Serving Taxpayers.”
The Sr. Procurement Specialist is responsible for assisting the administration of purchasing and contracting activity for the Department of Revenue in compliance with all applicable federal/state laws and regulations as well as all ADOA policies and procedures. The Agency procures a wide range of goods and services in a competitive and responsible manner.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Assists in managing resources that perform procurement activities for all agency departments. Provides advice, guidance, and technical assistance to all departments on matters concerning procurement such as scopes of work, evaluations, negotiations, and contracts. Guarantees that all purchases are compliant with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, executive orders, standard procedures, SPO technical bulletins, etc. Ensures purchases are cost effective and offer sufficient value to the Agency. Develops specifications for all bids and solicitations.
-Sr. Procurement Specialist works on behalf of the agency negotiating the cost of goods and services from vendors. Administer the contracting functions for the agency including development, design and issuance of all solicitations for bids and proposals, review and negotiations of proposals and renewing or canceling expiring contracts placed under their control.
-Sr. Procurement Specialist coordinates with vendors, staff and management to ensure adequate supply of necessary goods are available at the lowest cost to ensure smooth day to day operations. Ensures that two-way communications stays strong between the vendors and the agency.
-Sr. Procurement Specialist helps in the department’s mission for achieving targeted outcomes, process efficiencies, and cost reduction goals. Helps create policies and procedures to make certain that the procurement office complies with ethical standards and outlined laws, rules and regulations.
-Federal/State laws and statutes governing contractual agreements
-Arizona Procurement Portal
-Arizona Revised Statutes
-Principles of strategic planning
-Data management and measurements
-Procurement practices, process and procedures
-Principles of Lean and AMS
-Applying principles and practices of work leadership and management
-Communicate verbally and in writing
-Interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations
-Establish and maintain work relationships with contracted and governmental agency representatives
-Maintain confidentiality of purchasing and procurement details
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
-BA degree or Masters Degree preferred
-Minimum five years experience in public procurement
-Holds current Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Certification as issued through Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC)
-Prior AZ State Procurement experience
The final candidate will be required to abide by the the following pre-employment checks:
-Employment Verification and Reference Checks
-State and Federal Criminal Background Check, including fingerprinting
-Arizona Tax Filing Records Check
-If applicable, ASEDRA Authorized Driver Identification Check
The State of Arizona provides a world class comprehensive benefits package including:
-Paid time off for holidays, sick days, annual leave, military leave, bereavement leave, and civic duty leave
-A robust and affordable insurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability options.
-Higher education discounts for State employees and tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per fiscal year, available to seek further career advancement or certification in Continuing Professional Education.
-Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as the Infant at Work Program, State Wellness Program, Public Transit Discounts, Alternate Work Schedules, and Telework opportunities.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Top ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) provides 100% employer matched contributions (enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of State employment). ASRS provides a lifelong benefit based on years of service earned, or worked, and your ending salary. Learn more about ASRS at: https://www.azasrs.gov/content/new-and-prospective-members.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-716-6950. 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.
If you have any questions, please contact the ADOR Human Resources office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 602-716-6950 for assistance.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.