Assistant Purchasing Agent

Department/Agency of position: 
Loudoun County Government Procurment Division
Location of position: 
Leesburg, VA
Wage/Salary: 
Up to $103,097
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, July 19, 2019
Job Description: 

Loudoun County’s award winning Procurement Division is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant Purchasing Agent. Position will provide direct supervision to four Contracting Officers and one Senior Buyer on the Capital Contracting Team. Position will handle high level, complex, procurements through competitive sealed bidding and competitive negotiation for a wide variety goods and services. Position will also be required to perform detailed analysis on claims, disputes, and protests as well as conduct research and implement process improvements for the Capital Contracting Team. Position works with staff at all levels of the organization and must frequently prepare and present contract award recommendations to department heads, committees, and the Board of Supervisors in a public forum. Excellent written and oral communication and public presentation skills are necessary. Attention to detail and good organization skills are essential. Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in business, public administration or related field and four years of progressive experience in the procurement of municipal goods and services. Prior experience serving in a supervisory/leadership role is required. Preference is given to those with Certified Professional Public Buyer and/or Certified Public Procurement Officer certifications. Knowledge of the Virginia Public Procurement Act is preferred, but training will be provided. Experience in construction contracting is highly preferred. The successful candidate must be available to support evening Board and Board committee meetings. Hiring Range: Up to $103,097, Depending on Qualifications. Recruitment #19-A2-1962. Apply immediately. Visit our on-line employment center at www.loudoun.gov for more information and to apply. EOE