Goverment Jobs
October 13, 2019
Oro Valley, Arizona
Job Type


Starting Salary Depending on Experience
Expected Hiring Range $74,068 - $83,326

First review of applications on October 30, 2019

Under administrative direction of the CFO, performs professional-level work in the planning, organization, development and coordination of the centralized purchasing activities of the Town. This single position class serves as the principal public purchasing official for the Town and is responsible for the procurement of supplies, services and construction in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Procures or supervises the timely procurement of supplies, services and construction needed by Town departments in accordance with the Town Code, Administrative Directives, and all other applicable federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the integrity of the public procurement process.
  • Prescribes operational procedures governing the procurement functions of all Town departments consistent with state statutes, the Town Code and Administrative Directives.
  • Prescribes procedures governing the disposal, transfer, auction and reutilization of surplus property and equipment consistent with state statute and Town policy.
  • Researches market sources and vendors to locate and ensure most cost effective and competitive pricing for the purchase of supplies and services. Prepares and issues solicitation documents. Receives and evaluates bids and proposals. Conducts negotiations with suppliers on proposals, and contract terms and conditions.
  • Establishes standard contract clauses for use in Town contracts, solicitations, and purchase orders. Prepares or supervises the preparation of contractual documents with suppliers and coordinates legal review as needed.
  • Reviews and executes contracts and purchase orders.
  • Formulates, in conjunction with using departments, strategic procurement plans for the Town in order to maximize buying power and minimize inefficiencies. Continuously reviews policies and procedures governing procurement in order to improve upon and standardize the processes.
  • Serves as public procurement advisor and technical expert to Town management.
  • Establishes and supervises a contract administration system designed to insure that contractors are performing in accordance with the terms and conditions of their contracts.
  • Develops, recommends and monitors the Procurement Division budget.
  • Effectively communicates purchasing policies and procedures to Town personnel and interprets said policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Provides training on procurement process to user departments and works with departments to ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures
  • Makes determinations with respect to bid protests or contract claims.
  • Prepares and issues various internal/annual reports which accurately represent the Procurement Division's activities.
  • Represents Procurement at meetings with other Town departments, suppliers and other public agencies.
  • Reviews and comments on local, state and federal legislation regarding procurement.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of business practices related to purchasing.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of laws, policies and procedures governing public procurement.
  • Considerable knowledge of contract law.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles of accounting, budgeting and statistics as they relate to purchasing activities.
  • Ability to apply mathematical analysis and data comparison skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of personal computers and common office software and productivity tools, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and Microsoft Office products.
  • Comprehensive skill in researching and preparing highly complex specifications, solicitations and contract documents.
  • Considerable skill in project and program management.
  • Ability to develop effective and cooperative working relationships with Town departments, employees and suppliers.
  • Ability to coordinate, manage, problem solve, strategize, schedule, analyze and plan.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, including the ability to convey complex and technical subjects in a clear, concise and positive manner.
  • Ability to successfully deal with all persons in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Possess complete integrity and a high sense of personal and professional ethics.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Business Law, Finance, Purchasing, or closely related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years progressively responsible experience in purchasing, including supervisory responsibilities.
  • Current certification as a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or equivalent is preferred.
  • Work is performed in an indoor environment

Directions for Applying

Please make sure your application is complete by filling in the education and work experience sections of the application.

If you meet the minimum requirements, submit a completed Town of Oro Valley application which can be supplemented with a resume and cover letter.

If you experience any difficulties submitting your application please call 1-855-524-5627 for customer support.

Why Apply

Oro Valley is a planned community cradled in the shadows of the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains, with hiking trails through Catalina State Park, hiking and bicycle trails throughout the Town, world-class golf courses, horseback riding and a long-valued cultural tradition, vibrant for over a thousand years. Oro Valley has received many accolades through the years and is proud to have been named: Best Places to Live in Arizona, Best Towns for Families and Best Places in America to Live and Launch a Small Business.

Oro Valley is located in northern Pima County, just three miles north of Tucson, and a quick drive to the University of Arizona and Tucson International Airport. With average high temperatures of 83.4 degrees, average lows of 53.8 degrees, the town sits at an elevation of 2,640 feet, covers more than34 square miles and has a current population of 41,011. Oro Valley was incorporated in April, 1974. Oro Valley is also quickly developing a strong reputation as home to the emerging bioscience and biotech industries. We are a young, diverse, dynamic community with a responsive government and our schools are among the finest inArizona.

The Town of Oro Valley has a council/manager form of government. Six council members and the mayor are elected for four-year terms. The town manager is appointed by town council. The Town of Oro Valley provides high-quality services including: police, planning, zoning, construction, inspection, transit services, traffic engineering, street maintenance, storm water management, flood control, water utility, parks, recreation, aquatics, library, cultural resources, economic development, constituent services, community and media relations, budget development, debt and investment management, attorney services, magistrate court and more.
Town of Oro Valley currently has a benefits program that is currently offered to employees of the Town who work 20 or more hours per week on a regular basis. (Part-time employees working at least 20 hours per week may qualify for participation in the individual plans, dependent upon the specific terms of coverage.) Please click on the following link to get a full description of all the benefits that the Town of Oro Valley offers.

Town of Oro Valley Benefits Guide 2019/2020

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