Senior Contract Officer

Chesterfield County
Full Time $69,315 - $93,574 Per year VA chesterfield purchasing, 9901 Lori Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, United States Apply before 5/26/2024 11:59


Minimum Qualifications

Does this sound like you? You're flexible, adaptable, and have strong communication skills; well-organized, strong attention to detail; assertive and able to make independent decisions in critical situations.  You are committed to procuring high-quality goods and services at fair and reasonable prices while promoting high standards for all business relationships and ensuring that the County gets the greatest value for each dollar spent.  And you know what? You might be exactly who we're looking for. 
Customer Experience: It's Our Business, It's Our Passion.
The Chesterfield County Procurement Department is hiring a Senior Contract Officer to support the County and Schools in procuring commodities, services, construction and professional services for Chesterfield County and Chesterfield County Public Schools.
What You Do and How You Do it:
You will manage competitive procurement processes, formal and informal, in compliance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act, Chesterfield County Code, policies and procedures. Conduct innovative, complex procurements. Review and analyze assigned procurement requisitions. Responsible for determination of the most appropriate method of procurement to be utilized for the source selection of high profile and complex construction projects, goods, and services. Coordinate, assist, research, analyze and develop scopes of work, specifications, evaluation methods, and criteria for development of IFB's and RFP's for construction, goods, and services contracts. Provide guidance, educate and advise using departments during the process of evaluating bids and proposals. Review and analyze justifications for award/non-award to ensure the integrity of the county's procurement procedures. Plan, coordinate, and conduct pre-bid/preproposal conferences for the procurement of major and complex construction projects, goods and services. Identify, evaluate the benefits, and coordinate cooperative procurements. Conduct and manage negotiations; conduct procurement and administer contracts, work with firm's legal counsel, and County Attorney's Office during the development of contracts and bid/contract disputes. Respond to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Conduct onsite visitations of vendor facilities to ensure vendors' capability of successfully meeting contractual obligations. Review and approve requests for changes in construction, goods, and services contracts. Manage multiple projects. Ability to use a variety of information technology systems to perform daily tasks. Perform other work as required.
This position is a part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience.
Here's What You Need:
Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, or a related field; three years of professional experience in public sector procurement or contract administration; or an equivalent combination of training and experience required. We prefer one of the following certifications Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), or Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO);

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and solution focused
  • Strong organization, time management and computer skills
  • Assertive and confident – especially when being challenged
  • Independent thinker and decision maker
  • Experience with IT procurements would be beneficial
The hiring range is $69,315 - $93,574 annually.

Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.
Real Talk 
We foster a team environment and professional growth.  The work is fast paced, high volume, and requires superior customer service, ethics and focus to details.  The expectation is that of quality work, dependability, flexibility and professionalism.  Variety of commodities assigned to the SCO will present the opportunity to learn and grow in your profession but with that requires dedication and the determination to excel.  We are looking for an individual that is willing to take on these challenges and make a positive impact to the team, our end users and the community we serve.

Still Interested?                                                                                                                 
Click the “apply” link above to complete and submit an application online by April 28, 2024.

Please note: Position open until filled (first review to begin April 8, 2024).


Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Chesterfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion