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Chief Administrator of Acquisitions


Basic Purpose

The position in this job family is assigned responsibilities for planning, coordinating, evaluating and overseeing the programs relating to state purchasing, leasing, construction, risk management and other programs as assigned.

Typical Functions

Performs overall planning for the functions of state purchasing, leasing, construction and risk management including the determination of objectives, yearly budgets, review and maintenance of three to five year plan, staffing levels, evaluation of the effectiveness of overall programs with recommendations for improvement including legislative changes, administrative rules and organizational structure; leasing programs would include acquisitions as well as leasing surplus state real property (mineral and surface) and granting of easements.

  • Coordinates the overall administrative evaluation of state purchasing, leasing, construction and risk management using monthly budget variance report, customer satisfaction information and any other obtainable reports or information.
  • Serves as a focal point for identification, evaluation and resolution of problems relating to state purchasing, leasing, construction and risk management.
  • Participates in the development of agency-wide policy, procedures and regulations for the Department of Central Services.
  • Serves on special committees created by the Director of the Department of Central Services and oversees short and long term projects as assigned by the Director.
  • Represents the Department of Central Services on local, state, regional and national boards, commissions and committees.

Level Descriptor

Level I: Code: F12A Salary Band: Q

The Chief Administrator of Acquisitions job family consists of only one level and the incumbent employee is responsible for performing all functions related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of federal and state laws, administrative rules, policies and operational practices relating to administration of state purchasing, leasing, construction and risk management; of methods of competitive bidding; of approved purchasing methods and terminology; of personnel administration; of administrative and supervisory methods and procedures; of federal laws pertaining to purchasing; and of contract procedures for construction, consulting, leases and easements.  Ability is required to manage the administrative functions of program planning, coordinating and evaluation; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to analyze situations and recommend effective solutions; to budget and perform other administrative duties; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to plan, coordinate and evaluate the activities of multiple work units and divisions engaged in a broad range of functions; and to interpret, analyze and resolve highly complex administrative and personnel problems.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in business or public administration; architecture or engineering and five years of administrative experience in public sector purchasing and procurement; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements

Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

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