Job Listing: Procurement Officer

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The Science Museum of Virginia (SMV), the Commonwealth's flagship institution for informal science education, seeks a dynamic Procurement Officer to coordinate and administer the museum's procurement functions in accordance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA) and other State procurement directives and initiatives. This position will facilitate and implement best practices for the areas of purchasing and procurement; develop contracts, monitor contract renewal and expiration dates, prepare competitive bid documents (RFPs) and facilitate the competitive bid process, review requests for proposals & contract administration as well as enter orders and effectively interact with the online statewide procurement system, eVA. The Procurement Officer will also provide training to museum staff in small purchase procedures, use of the eVA system, and preparing procurement related reports. The duties of this position require significant collaboration and teamwork across the organization and a willingness to support critical mission activities in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of the principles & practices of Virginia State governmental procurement procedures and practices, policies and procedures contained in the Department of Procurement Services (DPS) Agency Procurement & Surplus Property Manual, contracting procedures, The Virginia Public Procurement Act and other related procurement laws and regulations. Proficiency in the eVA purchasing system and knowledge of sole source and quick quote procurements. Proficiency in the use of personal computers and related word processing & spreadsheet software is required. A demonstrated ability to interpret and apply Commonwealth of Virginia Procurement policies and procedures and the ability to analyze contract data and compile reports. Knowledge and experience in developing and awarding contracts and experience in writing and reviewing RFPs and awarding contracts is required. Current VCO and VCA certifications and a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a related field combined with a strong commitment to service delivery are also required. Must be able to work with little supervision and have superb verbal and written communication skills and be detailed oriented.

Preferred Qualifications

CPPO or CFFB are preferred or an equivalent combination of training, education and relevant work experience.

Special Requirements

The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check.