Serves as Contract Officer providing assistance to Assistant Director of Procurement and Contracts as well as purchasing a broad range of goods and services under assigned delegated purchasing authority.
Knowledge of competitive bidding and negotiations. Experience in purchasing a broad range of products and services; strong analytical and planning skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the university, vendors/manufacturers, etc; negotiation skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience with office automation tools, automated procurement system, and e-commerce. Eligible to earn VCO, CPPB, CPPO and/or CPCM and VASCUPP certification within two years of hire date.
Prefer working knowledge of the Commonwealth of Virginia's e-Procurement Solution (eVA) system as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia's SWaM initiative and the Commonwealth of Virginia Purchasing Manual for Institutions of Higher Education and Their Vendors.