applications for the position of:
SALARY: $85,496.29 - $122,136.93 Annually
OPENING DATE: 08/31/21
CLOSING DATE: 09/14/21
Under the general supervision of the Finance Director, to plan,
coordinate and manage the overall purchasing processes, including related sub
processes for the City, Board of Education and Library. Supervises, evaluates
and develops Purchasing Unit, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion unit, as well as
oversight of the Contract Compliance team. Provides necessary training to
others involved in the purchasing processes. Supervises staff to include:
prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations and
ensuring that employees follow procedures. Ensures that staff are trained and
make hiring, disciplinary and termination recommendations. Develops and
delivers scheduled training sessions for all personnel involved in the
purchasing supplier diversity and contract compliance process and provides
advice and counsel regarding purchasing policies and procedures. Manages the
department activities to include overseeing the development and administration
of policies, programs and procedures. Manages the "formal" bid
process. Creates and maintains an approved vendors' list. Ensures that
contracts (State, consortium, City, etc.) are in place for goods and services
by the various City departments. Implements strategic initiatives such as cost
savings and process improvements. Conducts periodic audits of purchases made by
City departments to ensure that purchasing policies and procedures are being
followed. Creates and maintains a manual of purchasing practices and
procedures. The above essential duties and responsibilities are not intended as
a comprehensive list; they are intended to provide a representative summary of
the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may be required to perform
additional related duties.
This is a HMEA
union position. The hours
of work are 40 per week and the above
includes 5% in lieu of overtime.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
The examination will consist of a rating of your training and experience
as contained on your application and may include an oral examination. All parts
of the examination, including tests and ratings, will be related to the
requirements of the position. The examination is designed to measure: Knowledge
of purchasing principles, procedures and practices; Knowledge of Federal and
State laws and City ordinances which govern purchasing matters; Knowledge of
Contract language and interpretation and contract negotiation and mediation;
Knowledge of e-commerce, financial and technical systems and processes;
Knowledge of principles and techniques of customer service delivery; Ability to
market programs, processes and services; Ability to establish and implement a business
plan; Ability to lead and facilitate a team; Ability to analyze the needs of various departments and develop purchasing programs and techniques to provide
efficient and effective service; Ability to prioritize work under rapidly
changing condition and significant time constraints; Ability to supervise the
work of subordinates and to evaluate staff; Ability to demonstrate effective
communication, leadership and organizational skills; Ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with staff and other departments.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel to
different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including
evenings and weekends.
Open to all
applicants who meet the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or closely related field and five (5) years of progressively
responsible supervisory, purchasing and contract experience. An equivalent
combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the
essential functions of the job outlined above may be considered.
A COPY OF YOUR DEGREE OR
TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. A DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT
SUBMITTED WILL BE VERIFIED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.
HARTFORD RESIDENCY PREFERRED:
Preferably be a bona-fide resident of the City of Hartford at the time of
application. A completed CITY OF HARTFORD
RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT including
proof of residency as indicated on the RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT must be submitted,
if residency is required.
APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED
IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT
PROPER DOCUMENTATION SHALL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION.
APPLICATIONS VIA FACSIMILE OR EMAIL ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
If selected, you will be required to pass a physical examination
administered by a City physician, a drug and alcohol screening examination, and
a background check. If appointed, you will serve 3-12 months of probation. This
examination and employment process is subject to all federal, state, and
municipal laws, rules and regulations.
NOTE: ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND
INFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS WILL OCCUR VIA
EMAIL, UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUESTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
IN ADDITION TO CHECKING YOUR EMAIL
INBOX FOR RECRUITMENT CORRESPONDENCE, PLEASE ALSO CHECK YOUR JUNK AND SPAM
Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans. Must submit a Veteran's Preference Form, along with a DD-214 and Disability
letter (if applicable) from the Office of Veteran's Affairs.
The Human Resources Department
provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an
accommodation in the application or testing process,
please contact the Human Resources Department.
ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of
Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly
encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans and persons with
Manager Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. I have attached a copy of
my degree/transcript. (I understand this is required to be considered for this
position and not attaching my degree/transcript will deem me not qualified).