Division Manager

City Of Houston, TX Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 weeks ago


Applications accepted from:All Persons Interested

Section:Procurement, Fleet and Warehouse Services/SPD

Reporting Location:611 Walker Street, 5th Floor

Workdays & Hours:M - F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

  • Subject to change


The Houston Public Works "HPW" Department is actively searching for a leader to embed in the Strategic Procurement Division and lead the HPW employees there. This individual will plan, direct, and manage a wide variety of procurement and administrative activities related to the purchasing and contracting of materials, equipment, and services on a competitive basis for the department.

Responsibilities and duties will include the following:

  • Manages, trains, develops, counsels and evaluates staff performance

  • Establishes policies, procedures, guidelines and project schedules.

  • Develops and interprets codes, ordinances and specifications.

  • Manages and negotiates procurement terms and conditions with potential vendors.

  • Drafts and reviews proposed contracts, correspondence, letters of agreements and amendments.

  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local procurement rules relating to all formal procurement methods, including requests for proposals, requests for qualifications, invitations to bid, and cooperative purchasing.

  • Manages procurement personnel in the review, processing and monitoring of contracts, bids, purchase orders through the City's procurement process.

  • Develops, reviews, and approves new or improved administrative and purchasing procedures to ensure economy and efficiency of operation.

  • Approves complex bid proposals and specifications. Presents recommendations on purchases requiring upper management and/or Council approval.

  • Interprets and directs the development of contract provisions and reviews contracts for accuracy.

  • Evaluates and approves changes prior to bid and renewal.

  • Manages and participates in the preparation of financial and administrative reports for upper management.

  • Interfaces with vendors to achieve conflict resolution. Investigates claims where vendors fail to provide services or materials as specified and recommends action (i.e., penalty).


The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.

This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Engineering or a field closely related to activities of the division.


Seven (7) years of progressive professional experience closely related to the activities of the division are required, with at least three of the years in a supervisory capacity.

A Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a field closely related to the activities of the division may be substituted for two years of experience.

Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.




Preference will be given to Candidates with the following:

Experience and understanding of Federal, State and Local Government procurement policies and procedures, is a plus. Good working knowledge of the City's purchasing process and procedures or formal governmental purchasing experience is preferred. Experience with purchase to pay processes including SAP is a plus.

Person must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook). Must have good written and oral communication skills. Person must have organizational skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks at one time.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.



However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.


If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 29


Only online applicationswill be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period.Applications must be submitted online at:www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfmor call 832-393-6015.

If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6015. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EOE Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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