Procurement and Contract Director
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

This position is responsible for managing and directing the operations of the department. Responsibilities may include supervising staff; developing policies and procedures; and managing compliance with laws and regulations.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
1.    Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; coordinating staff training; and implementing hiring, discipline, and termination procedures.
2.    Develops procurement, operating, and other policies and procedures in accordance with laws and regulations.
3.    Directs department operations to ensure compliance with ordinances, laws, and regulations.
4.    Negotiates with vendors to ensure favorable terms for all purchasing contracts; resolves vendor issues.
5.    Drafts contracts in accordance with federal, state, local, and other regulations and policies.
6.    Instructs contractors in maintaining compliance with Davis Bacon, Section 3, and related regulations; resolves noncompliance issues.
7.    Monitors assigned operations to ensure compliance with related regulations.
8.    Investigates wage complaints, including: conducting research to identify underpayments; reviewing payroll for errors; and preparing reports outlining findings.
9.    Prepares related reports in accordance with reporting requirements.
10.    Reviews and approves estimates and invoices to ensure compliance with funding requirements.
11.    Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field; 8-10 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
Licensing Requirements: 
•    None

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
•    Applicable federal, state, and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations;
•    Computers and related software;
•    Supervisory principles;
•    Budgetary principles;
•    Practices of developing policies and procedures;
•    Negotiation techniques;
•    Procurement principles and practices;
•    Vendor contract requirements;
•    Reporting requirements;
•    Department operations.

Develops objectives and general policies and procedures for a specific program or functional area of responsibility within general scope of established operational goals and plans. Frequently solves complex problems.  Analyzes problems and preforms needs assessments. Uses judgment in adapting broad guidelines to achieve desired results.  Regular exercise of independent judgment within accepted practices.  Makes recommendations that affect policies, procedures, and practices.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
•    Supervising staff;
•    Using computers and related software;
•    Interpreting laws, rules, and regulations;
•    Directing department operations;
•    Conducting negotiations;
•    Resolving vendor issues;
•    Reviewing reports;
•    Preparing budgets;
•    Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.  Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.

The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.


Special Notes/Instructions
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Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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