Procurement Agent I 2022-01-146 days ago
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL, USA

Job Code: 10153601

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Procurement Agent I

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Position Description
Position Description     SUMMARY Under the direction of the Procurement Manager, the Procurement Agent I works to competitively secure assigned products and services on a competitive basis. Facilitates the development of public trust and confidence in the City. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Keeps the mission, vision and values of the City of Port St. Lucie at the forefront of decision making and action; builds strategic and collaborative relationships and interacts with others in a way that builds confidence and trust; provides excellent customer service by taking action to accomplish objectives, maintains high levels of work and productivity by generating innovative solutions to work situations. Performs all duties in accordance with the City Code of Ordinance. Prepares solicitation documents to include; Request for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, and Request for Qualifications for professional services and capital improvement projects. Additionally, performs all necessary procurement functions related to the acquisition of supplies and services. Maintains all contract related databases. Checks and reviews market sources to ensure the most cost effective and competitive pricing for products and services is being received by the City. Works closely with Accounts Payable to ensure accuracy of payment against contracts, purchase orders, and purchasing cards when necessary. Acts as back-up to the Procurement Administrative Assistant when they are out of the office. Assist with procurement contract file archiving as delegated and instructed. Performs other functions and related duties as assigned or required.            

Skills Required
Knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite programs; Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, OneNote, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, the City's and Department's policies and procedures. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, quantitative analysis, contract negotiations, skill in pricing and cost analysis, and specification comparison. Knowledge or ability to learn current trends and developments regarding governmental procurement procedures, regulatory changes, and new technology. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, purchasing laws as governed under Florida Statutes 287 and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Knowledge and understanding of, or ability to learn, the State of Florida's Consultant's Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA). Ability to exercise good judgement and accept personal responsibility Ability to communicate one on one, or before a group to provide information related to the procurement process and bids. Ability to prioritize, schedule, and undertake concurrent work assignments. Ability to preserve and maintain confidential information. Ability to focus on the positive in every situation. Ability to model respect for individuals, teams, and the organization. Ability to stay centered when challenged. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City departments, public officials, employees, and the public in an effective, courteous and cooperative manner. Ability to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of the department and public.         
Experience Required   One (1) year of professional purchasing experience in a medium to large-scale purchasing operation required. An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job may be substituted.      
Education Required     Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or closely related field or a Bachelor's degree.    
Education Preferred                
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