This advanced level position works with a high degree of independence and has responsibility for preparing a variety of complex, highly technical, customized contracts and public works purchasing requirements, including independent problem solving. Each process is performed as required by the California State University policies and the State of California Public Procurement Codes, utilizing significant knowledge of public works, receiving, and property and accounting functions as they relate to contracts and procurement. The incumbent is to be recognizable as a valuable resource to campus customers of all levels in support of public works procurements. Responsibilities may include assistance with planning, and procedural changes for a particular functional area, and sharing of public works knowledge and resources with lower-level purchasing staff. The incumbent is the highest technical specialist for intra-agency agreements, contract development, consortium projects, and public works procurements. The majority of assignments (more than 50 percent) are at the advanced level.
The incumbent must establish work priorities under pressure, meet demands of deadlines, and possess a broad knowledge of State policies and procedures to assure contracts are made in the best interest of the State. The incumbent should also have a background in public works procurement.
Commitment to Sustainability: Every item that we purchase at SDSU has an impact on the environment due to the resources that were used to create, transport, operate, and dispose of that item. SDSU’s Office of Contract and Procurement Management seeks to increase awareness about the impact of the University's purchasing habits and promote and facilitate the purchase of products that have reduced or minimal environmental impact. Thus, the incumbent will be expected to help promote sustainability in all purchasing functions on the SDSU campus as relates to the purchase of environmentally friendly products on the SDSU campus.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $5,416 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,024 - $7,280 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here: https://bfa.sdsu.edu/hr/jobs/benefits.
Education and Experience
Equivalent to an undergraduate degree in purchasing, accounting, business, construction or other appropriate field. Equivalent to three years of increasingly responsible purchasing experience of which two years must have involved major aspects of the purchasing function, as it relates to building repairs, maintenance, construction, and professional services utilizing a variety of competitive bidding processes and contract development, and including the writing of specifications and justifications to support them. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Must have significant knowledge of University policies, State Statutes and Codes, and procedures for the procurement of commodities and services within the public works arena.
Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) credentials are desired.
Knowledge and application of a variety of public works procurement requirements and applications.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, began on February 14, 2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at 619-594-1139.
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