Central Purchasing Division Administrator

Department/Agency of position: 
Stafford County
Location of position: 
Stafford County, VA
$82,305 - $99,507
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 7, 2018
Job Description: 

Stafford County, Virginia, with a diverse population of 145,000, is strategically located on the Interstate 95 Corridor just 25 miles south of the Washington, DC Beltway and 50 miles north of Richmond, invites résumés and applications for the position of Central Purchasing Division Administrator.

The County of Stafford operates under the traditional Board-Administrator form of government where the seven-member Board appoints the County Administrator. The County’s FY18 adopted budget includes funding for 911 FTEs and has an overall operating and capital budget of $561 million. Stafford County prides itself on citizen involvement, innovation and efficient use of municipal resources.

Under the supervision of the Director of Finance, the Central Purchasing Division Administrator is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and managing the County’s contract and procurement programs while developing and supervising subordinate staff engaged in the purchase of services, supplies facilities and road construction. The Purchasing Administrator is also responsible for presenting recommended changes and updates of the Stafford County Purchasing Regulations to the County Administrator for adoption and enforcement of those regulations.

Requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in public or business administration, marketing, contract management, procurement, or a related field, 3-5 years’ experience in procurement on an administrative level for a public or government organization, and 2-3 years managerial level experience. Candidates must possess a professional certification from a state or national organization of procurement professionals, such as NIGP, NCMA, VCO, CPPO, or CPPB.

The starting salary range is $82,305-$99,507 and is negotiable based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Benefits include, but are not limited to, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, vacation and sick leave, group life insurance, medical and dental insurance, professional dues and conference expenses.

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/postings/2001. The application deadline for the position is September 7, 2018. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. The County will then review recommended candidates who most closely meet the established criteria. For more information, please contact Steve Miner at richmond@springsted.com or 804-726-9748.

The County of Stafford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.