Under the direction of the Deputy Associate Commissioner (DAC)of Procurement and Contracting Services (PCS) Complex Procurements. This position primarily performs management of non-IT complex procurement requirements.
Requires a strong background in developing statements of work (SOW), Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Offer (RFO), Federal an State Grant applications and Client Services requirements. This position has significant opportunity for initiative and independent judgment and works with minimum supervision. This position plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Essential Job Functions:
Manages the daily operations of Information Technology (IT) teams to ensure that administrative and client goods and services requested by HHS agencies are procured in a timely, efficient, effective and ethical manner. Provides oversight of purchases ensuring they are issued in accordance with state and federal laws and HHSC policies and procedures.
Provides input regarding budget requests for staff training, travel, and equipment. (20%) Reviews, develops and oversees the implementation of procurement guidelines, HHS policy and procedures such as procurement processing, standard operating procedures, appropriate purchasing methods, specification writing, and vendor evaluation. (20%) Develops and oversees performance measures to ensure procurements are processed in a timely, efficient, and effective manner and in accordance with state and federal laws. Performance measurement reports include but not limited to procurements processed within established timelines, successful procurements processed without a successful vendor protest,aging reports. Reviews and approves the reports prior to executive management review (15%) . Identifies areas of needed change through performance management reports, strategic sourcing reports and customer service surveys Provides input on special projects, such as strategic sourcing for commodities and services within assigned teams, and makes recommendations for enterprise wide procurements and contracts.
Provides direction and guidance to staff of senior Purchasers and Contract Specialist. (20%) Reviews the results of internal audits, state auditor audits, CPA audits, federal statewide single audits as well as related to state procurement and contracting and provide direction and guidance to management to formulate management response to audit recommendations. (10%) Serves as a Procurement and Contracting Services representative at executive management meetings, workgroups, legislative hearings, conferences and seminars. Represents the agency at HUB forum panels and committees. (10%) Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy. Performs other duties as assigned including participate and/or serve in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. (5%) Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Five years progressive experience in purchasing and/or contracting as a purchaser or contract manager; Experience with the use of an automated procurement system/database; Degree from a four-year college or university with a major in accounting, business or management. Experience may substitute for year of college in accounting, business, and management on a year for year basis up to four years. Additional Information:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 51C, 92Y, LS, SK, 3000, 2G0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position.
For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx. Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 51C, 92Y, LS, SK, 3000, 2G0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position.
For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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