Contracting & Acquisitions Agent III
State of Oklahoma - Oklahoma County, OK

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INTRODUCTION

Position located in MSD-CDS in State Office for DRS

Announcement start July 5, 2013 and closes July 18, 2013

Essential Functions: Responsible for reviewing and developing bid specifications for requisitions; determines method of acquisition; solicits bids; tabulates and evaluates bids; recommends award. Advises agency personnel of departmental rules, DCS regulations and laws; provides technical guidance to agency staff and vendors. Monitors professional and non-professional contract performance; performs audits, administers contract performance evaluations. Prefer candidates with certification as a Certified Procurement Officer (CPO). Must be willing to perform all job related travel. Probationary period (or trial period if applicable) is required.

Background Check: Effective January 1, 2012, the successful candidates for positions at the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will be required to pass an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation criminal investigation and background check.

Education and Experience Requirements: Level III - Bachelor’s degree plus two years of experience involving contracting and purchasing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of technical experience in purchasing or in writing and/or reviewing purchase requisitions or specifications for each year of the required education.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

ALL SOURCES - Applicants, without previous classified state service, those that are in the unclassified status OR currently in probationary status, must apply through the Office of Management and Enterprise Services OKCAREERS on-line applicant system ( www.ok.gov/opm/ ). Current State of Oklahoma employees with permanent status in the classified service, or those having reinstatement rights; Submit one (1) complete set of all of the following application materials: A cover letter that contains the Job Announcement Number, Job Title and Job Code of the position for which you are applying, a telephone number where you can be reached during office hours, your home mailing address, your e-mail address, your current classification and job code and a completed Personal Data Summary Sheet (HCM4-B). DRS requires applicants to provide copies of performance evaluations at the interview process.

Send (HCM4-B) to:
Department of Rehabilitation Services

Attn: Personnel

3535 NW 58th Street, Suite 500

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112

Fax: (405) 951-3543

If you have any questions regarding this position or the application process, contact Calvin Small at (405) 951-3527.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the acquisition of goods and services for an institution or agency.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Contracting and Acquisitions Agent job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity of specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for a specific task, the level of expertise required for the completion of assigned tasks, and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.

Level III

This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned independent responsibilities involving the acquisition of goods and services for an institution or agency. This may include responsibility for completing all related actions concerning competitive bidding or negotiation; for evaluation of proposals; for analyses of products; for disapproval or termination of contracts; and for insuring compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements concerning contracting and purchasing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of three years technical clerical work plus two years of experience involving contracting and purchasing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting 30 semester college credit hours for each year of the technical clerical work experience plus two years of experience involving contracting and purchasing.

NOTE: Experience should include the following procedures: sending out invitations to bid and making telephone bids, evaluating bids or telephone price quotes, awarding contracts and/or issuing purchase orders, working with users and understanding their needs and requirements and assuming the responsibility for the correct evaluation and determination of bids and proposals.

SELECTION PLAN

Scores based on: 100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on a supplemental questionnaire

***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.

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