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OAG - Procurement amp; Contract Operations - Manager V -

Company: Attorney General of Texas
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Please paste the following URL into a browser to view the entire job posting in the CAPPS Career Section: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00041669 You may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career Section. It is not necessary to apply both through Work In Texas and CAPPS Career Section

GENERAL DESCRIPTIONThe Procurement and Contract Operations Division of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Manager that provides managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of a team of purchasers. Work involves overseeing and/or establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, and policies; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating business function, division, or department activities; planning, preparing, organizing, reviewing, and providing guidance on purchasing related functions and documents. Supervises the work of others. The OAG is a dynamic state agency with over 4,000 employees throughout the State of Texas. As the States law firm, the OAG provides exemplary legal representation in diverse areas of law. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits (https://ers.texas.gov/Benefits-at-a-Glance) along with tremendous opportunities to do important work at a large, dynamic state agency making a positive difference in the lives of Texans.ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS Manages day-to-day activities of procurement staff within the Procurement and Contract Operations Division. Oversees the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes and measurable goals; and monitors and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of staffing levels. Oversees the implementation of changes resulting from new legislation. Oversees and/or coordinates purchasing goals and objectives. Oversees and/or coordinates the preparation, review, tracking, and processing of purchase orders and solicitation documents (i.e., request for proposals, request for offers, bid invitations, etc.) Oversees and/or coordinates the development of purchasing program guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, or regulations. Monitors legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to purchasing and procurement. Monitors compliance with policies and procedures; and provides input or approves new policies and procedures. Coordinates and/or develops and provides training to staff and customers regarding purchasing and procurement practices and policies. Prepares management and productivity reports; and reviews and approves documents and reports developed by employees to ensure professional quality and appearance, appropriate content, consistency, and responsiveness. Develops and implements techniques for evaluating business function, division, or department activities. Identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations Performs related work as assigned Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions Attends work regularly in compliance with the agreed-upon work schedule Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience in the following (or closely related) fields may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis: business, public administration, accounting, procurement and contracts, management. Experience: Ten (10) years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: purchasing or contract administration. Knowledge of procurement and contract management methods and procedures; state procurement principles and practices; assigned commodities and products n the open market; supply sources; and the principles of business administration and accounting. Skill in performing as a team lead or in a supervisor role. Skill in executing the solicitation life-cycle: solicitation development, evaluation of vendor responses through award. Skill in providing customer service in a professional environment Skill in using word processing, E-mail and spreadsheet software packages Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems; Skill in effective oral and written communication Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making Skill in analyzing needs and recommending solutions Skill in organizing and prioritizing workload effectively and meeting deadlines Skill in problem solving Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment Ability to communicate effectively and provide excellent customer service Ability to maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers Able to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback Ability to work in person at assigned OAG work location, perform all assigned tasks at designated OAG workspace and perform in-person work with coworkers (e.g., collaborating, training, mentoring) Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 5%. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services for public entities in a lead or supervisory role. Preference given to candidates with TX CAPPS purchasing system experience. Knowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures; state procurement principles and practices; assigned commodities and products on the open market; supply sources; and of the principles of business administration and accounting Skills: Problem solving and in the use of a computer and applicable software Abilities: Perform arithmetical computations, to evaluate program goals, to evaluate bids, to develop methods and procedures for locating supply sources, to maintain a system of record keeping, to maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others. Certifications: Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) and Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) TO APPLYTo apply for a job with the OAG, electronic applications can be submitted through CAPPS Recruit. A State of Texas application must be completed to be considered, and paper applications are not accepted. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdfTHE OAG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Keywords: Attorney General of Texas, Austin , OAG - Procurement amp; Contract Operations - Manager V -, Executive , Austin, Texas

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