The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Apply now.
This is advanced professional and responsible administrative work of considerable difficulty involving the large volume purchasing of supplies, materials, equipment and services for City departments.
An employee of this class is involved in large scale municipal purchasing and purchasing administration. The employee performs a variety of purchasing assignments of considerable difficulty from research and anticipation of demand through receipt and acceptance of the goods and services, and includes disposition of surplus, confiscated and abandoned property. Employee applies professional knowledge to the procurement process, establishes objectives and schedules, directs activities towards achieving objectives, resolves disputes, measures results and recommends changes in policies and practices to improve the process. Under the general direction of the Purchasing Manager, employee exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in planning, scheduling and administering projects. The employee works closely with personnel in various City client departments and with the City Manager's, City Attorney's and City Clerk's Office to assure an efficient and smooth procurement service.
In the absence of the Purchasing Manager, the employee in this class supervises the Division activities and represents the Purchasing Manager. An employee of this class supervises subordinate purchasing personnel and assigned clerical support personnel. Work is conducted independently but may be reviewed by the Purchasing Manager by occasional conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.
NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.
1.Have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, or other appropriate field. Professional certification as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Supply Chain Management (CPSM) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) or other professional procurement certification, and advanced continuing education in purchasing or administration preferred.
2.Have at least four (4) years responsible work experience in a medium to large scale purchasing operation including a minimum of two (2) years public purchasing experience that includes two years of supervisory work experience or training is required.
THE EXAMINATION AND HOW TO APPLY:
Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment. Open until sufficient applicants have applied.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204) at time of application.
This job classification is in Management Category III for benefits purposes.
City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
The City of Fort Lauderdale, a major beachside municipality in sunny South Florida, is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today’s greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action.
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