Class Code:EA086

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING

General Description

The purpose of this class is to perform advanced professional administrative and supervisory work in the Purchasing Division.

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Assists in the planning, organizing and directing the County's centralized procurement functions; provides procurement technical expertise and guidance in accordance with federal, state, and local laws; assists with the review and drafting of administrative policies and procedures.

Reviews, analyzes and solves highly technical and complex purchasing transactions and problems; reviews and approves procurement methods, contracts, amendments addendums, change orders, and work authorizations.

Attends conferences/meeting with employees, project managers, contract administrators, county attorneys, elected officials, executive management, contractors and professional consultants.

Plans and reviews with managers and purchasing agents current assignments and workload upon assigning new requisitions in efforts to meet procurement cycle timeframes/benchmarks; strategizes with managers and purchasing agents on procurement activities.

Supervises managers and staff with determining procurement methodologies; assigns duties to managers/purchasing agents; prepares performance evaluations for subordinates.

Works with client agencies on procurement matters to ensure compliance with the County's procurement code, policies, and procedures in addressing issues such as contractor performance, vendor relationships, and non-restrictive specifications.

Assists with preparing training materials and/or conducts training for internal/external customers; supervising delegated purchases and procurement cards; preparing and presenting agenda items; personnel recruitment and selection, employee training and disciplinary action; preparing the budget

Analyzes data and prepares reports; plans, directs and works with staff to complete the Annual Report.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration or closely related field.

Requires six (6) years in in governmental purchasing operations including four (4) years in supervisory and administrative work or closely related experience. 

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.