City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 19, 2021
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking a Senior Procurement Specialist.The ideal candidate, through exceptional communication and organizational skills, will actively participate in the development and selection of supply sources by providing accurate and prompt market intelligence.

The ideal candidate would also perform large volume purchasing of construction projects utilizing design/bid/ build, Design Build, Construction Management at Risk and CCNA related solicitations. Experience in various other goods and services procurement is also preferred. Experience should include activities with a governmental agency or large business procuring a variety and volume of items. Would you fit in? Apply now.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City currently offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match! Beginning January 1st 2021, the City will participate in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which will require a 3% contribution from employees. Anyone hired after Jan 1, 2021 will be automatically enrolled in FRS.


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Assists in the review of work assignments; training and evaluating subordinate staff
  • Consults with department personnel on procurement needs; advises on the best methods of purchasing required construction projects, goods and services; provides technical assistance
  • Conducts product and vendor research to forecast price trends
  • Prepares invitations to bid and requests for qualifications and requests for proposals finalizes specifications; coordinates legal and insurance requirements; reviews and analyzes bids and proposals
  • Participates in public sales and auctions; arranges for disposition of surplus, confiscated, and abandoned materials and equipment
  • Prepares purchasing Commission Agenda Memos (CAM); manages the approval process
  • Processes purchase requisitions; maintains purchase orders
  • Administers multi-department contracts to ensure full contractor compliance
  • Performs related work as required

Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.
Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  1. Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Public Administration, or another related field.
  2. Must possess at least one (1) year of experience in purchasing.
  3. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Preferences: Certification as a Certified Public Professional Buyer (CPPB) or Purchasing professional certification


Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment. Open until sufficient applicants have applied.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ) at time of application.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of City's employees and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2021 5:00 PM Eastern

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