$1,564 - $2,346 per week ($81,306 to $121,960 estimated annual)
This position closes on Friday, April 26, 2019.
The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.
The San Mateo County Transit District’s Finance (Contract & Procurement) Division seeks a Procurement Administrator II to be responsible for preparing and processing Invitations for Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotations (RFQs), and Purchase Orders (PO’s) for the procurement of goods, materials, equipment, professional services, and public works.
The Procurement Administrator II will manage all phases of the procurement process in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing public agency purchasing (e.g. California Labor Code, Prevailing Wage, and California Contract Code), review solicitation requirements for reasonableness, recommend contract type, determine appropriate procurement strategy, and method of compensation, develop terms and conditions and solicitation provision, lead contract negotiations to achieve best overall value for the agency, perform contract administration (e.g. administer contract amendments, prepare in-house memoranda, and correspond with vendors and legal staff), authorize award of contracts and approve purchases, contract amendments, and work directives consistent with District policy and procedures, prepare and issue professional service agreement work directives. Negotiate and maintain rate agreements and any adjustments in mark-ups or indirect rates with consultants in coordination with project managers, maintain contract records that includes print and website advertising, leading pre-bid/proposal meetings, lead site walk-throughs, respond to requests for approved equals, address questions and requests for clarification, conduct public bid openings, analyze bids received, determine responsiveness and responsibility of apparent low bidders, check references and perform cost/price analyses, and manage and perform contract activities using PeopleSoft.
The incumbent will also develop contract language by collaborating with subject matter experts from such areas as Risk Management, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Labor Compliance, Project Management, Finance, Capital Grants, and Legal Counsel, research and evaluate sole source procurement requests, provide guidance to Project Managers on all aspects of the procurement solicitation and contracting process, prepare written reports and contract award recommendations, provide guidance and administration on a wide variety of contracts and interface with government, and transit agencies.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, or related field with three (3) years relevant full-time professional-level experience with procurement and administration of equipment, material, maintenance, public works, and professional or other services-type contracts. Experience in public agency purchasing is highly desired. One or more of the following Professional procurement certifications is desired: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), or Certified Professional Supply Management (CPSM). Working knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) such as PeopleSoft, SAP, JD Edwards, and Oracle. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Must have effective verbal and written communication skills.
The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
About San Mateo County Transit District
The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheels paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, is the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. Staff enjoys a dynamic organization that fosters personal development and professional advancement of its staff. The Transit District’s core values include integrity, customer focus, respect, quality, teamwork, leadership, and accountability.