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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E8113

DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING

NATURE OF WORK

This is a highly responsible, administrative and management position, directing the procurement function for the expenditure of government funds, including construction, professional services, make or buy decisions, routine goods and services; centralized warehouse and inventory system; central printing facility; and computerized procurement and inventory system on a mainframe computer.

Work involves developing and implementing broad policy guidelines, both in central purchasing and throughout the County. Work is performed with considerable independence in managing the sections of the purchasing divisions and the procurement functions of the County. Employee also exercises considerable independent judgment in devising and instituting new programs and formulating recommendations to superiors and the governing body. Work is reviewed through conferences and written reports for the achievement of desired results.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Directs all aspects of County purchasing, including the Purchasing Section, Central Warehouse, Central Print Shop, and coordinating the interface of the procurement computer system with the integrated financial systems of the County.

Initiates plans and carries out special programs and studies for various problem areas within the County.

Assigns and reviews work of subordinate personnel; approves the annual goals of the individuals and sections; and directs them in the attainment of these goals.

Compiles annual budget and submits and supports recommendations.

Reviews, analyzes and solves highly technical and complex purchasing problems.

Develops procedures for use throughout the organization; oversees the publishing of procedures; oversees the developing and presenting of training courses on theory, policy and practice of purchasing.

Coordinates with other officials on policy, fiscal and budgeting matters.

Controls appointment and dismissal of subordinate employees within established rules and regulations.

Facilitates the accomplishment of the work of the organization through providing, obtaining and/or coordinating a variety of management services.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough technical knowledge of governmental purchasing, theories, techniques and practices.

Thorough knowledge of current methods and techniques utilized in contract development and administration, and cost and benefit analysis.

Thorough knowledge of management practice and administrative processes.

Thorough knowledge of principles and practice of public administration.

Thorough knowledge of basic budgetary principles and procedures.

Ability to analyze and resolve administrative problems.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work in situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees, the general public, and county officials.

Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.

Ability to adjust to changes in policies and procedures.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, or related degree. Nine (9) years experience in supervisory, administrative and management work related to governmental procurement; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

Possession of any of the following certifications is desirable but not required:

·         Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO)

·         Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

·         Florida Certified Purchasing Manager (FCPM)

·         Florida Certified Purchasing Agent (FCPA)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                                    Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                                        Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:                   Yes
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:                  E1/91 R2/07


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