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11 Jun 2024

Full-Time IT Procurement Manager

thholmes – Posted by thholmes Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

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Discover why NCDIT is the ideal destination for your professional growth – Why Work for NCDIT.

We currently have an opening for an IT Procurement Manager.

Closing Date: 6/25/2024 5:00 PM Eastern

 

The primary purpose of this Procurement Manager position is to provide leadership and expert procurement knowledge to the staff resources of the Business Relations Management and Customer Service (BRMCS) IT Business Office (ITBO) supporting a diverse and dynamic business operation. The ITBO oversees multiple business components, and this position provides the leadership and administrative direction in the development of procurement processes, procedures, and systems that contribute to successful business operations. This position works independently and reports directly to the BRMCS Director and is responsible for the supervision of staff performing duties relative to the contract administration, purchasing, budgeting, and accounting activities for all Information Technology activities at NCDOT.

Duties include, but are not limited, to:

  • Manage and ensure IT procurement policies and strategies are met to optimize technology investments.
  • Oversee the procurement process from requisition to delivery.  Provide expert knowledge and guidance through the quote/bid process, equipment, materials, services, and supplies by reviewing specifications, evaluating quotes/bids, and making recommendations for awards in accordance with State of North Carolina laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Use, develop and maintain policies and procedures for the DIT- Transportation BRMCS Information Technology Business Office.
  • Keep informed of the ever-changing commercial markets, especially in the areas of new technology commodities and/or services and product changes affecting quality and pricing.
  • Track, review orders, and take necessary action to ensure modifications and/or approvals are completed timely and accurately.

 

About the Organization

The N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) serves as the Technology Center for the State of NC. Services that NCDIT provides reach a client base of state and local government agencies, as well as schools, colleges and universities. NCDIT’s mission is to enable trusted business-driven solutions that meet the needs of North Carolinians. NCDIT provides technology services to state agencies and is charged with closing the digital divide by expanding availability of broadband services and promoting the adoption of affordable, high-speed internet.

As NCDIT’s services reach North Carolina residents from all backgrounds, we believe that a diverse workforce is our most valuable asset to recognize, understand and meet the IT needs of our constituents across the state. Our agency culture intentionally values diversity, equity and inclusion through the implementation of thoughtful, practical, innovative and data-driven strategies. We are an Employment First state, ensuring that people with disabilities have equal opportunities to succeed in the state government workplace (Executive Order 92). NCDIT supports recent executive orders to address pay equity for women (Executive Order 93), establish paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and foster care (Executive Order 95), and implement fair chance policies (Executive Order 158). NCDIT also has several initiatives designed to help past and current military personnel and their spouses find rewarding careers with us. Join a team that welcomes, values, respects and supports all members of our work community.

If you have student loans, becoming a state employee includes eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Visit www.studentaid.gov to learn more.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.  (Note: These links refer to Dept. of Public Safety process; this process is the same for Dept. of Information Technology.)

 

To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Experience with procedures and/or regulations of the State of NC for procurement and/or purchasing such as procurement-related statutes, administrative codes, and E-procurement guidelines or similar processes
  • Experience developing, editing, reviewing, and/or revising IFBs (Invitation for Bid), RFQs (Request for Quote), and/or RFPs (Request for Proposal) of varying complexity
  • Experience in contract negotiation and awards

 

The following Management Preferences are not required, but applicants that possess these skills are preferred:

  • Experience of SAP finance, Ariba, and procurement policies and procedures.
  • Professional demeanor; establishing rapport and working well with others.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Some state job postings say you can qualify by an ‘equivalent combination of education and experience.’ If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both. See the Education and Experience Equivalency Guide for details.

Bachelor’s degree in business from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of progressive procurement experience, one year of which must be of a supervisory nature; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Information Technology (DIT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws and Executive Orders.

NCDIT uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill posted positions.  Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

  • The Department of Information Technology will not accept “See Resume” or inserted text resumes in lieu of all work experience and education completed on the application.
  • Employment at NCDIT is contingent upon a satisfactory background check.
  • Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
  • Applicants seeking National Guard Preference must attach a NGB 23A (RPAS) if you are a current member of the NC National Guard in good standing. If you are a former member of the NC National Guard who served for at least 6 years and was discharged under honorable conditions, you must attach either a DD256 or NGB 22.
  • Applicants applying for positions that require specific coursework, must upload and attach a copy of the transcript with their application.
  • Applicants with relevant professional certifications to the posted job must attach proof of active certification along with the information in the “Certificates and Licenses” section.
  • If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an official transcript to each application to receive credit for this education.
  • If applicants earned a foreign degree, foreign degrees require an official evaluation for U.S. equivalency, and must be submitted to Human Resources for verification. There are several organizations that perform this specialized service, feel free to use any service of your choosing. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) has several options on their website that can provide credential verification: https://www.naces.org/members

REMOTE WORK:

We trust our employees to be self-motivated and successful in hybrid/remote roles, thus NCDIT offers robust work from home options and variable work schedule flexibility.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave.  In addition, paid parental leave is available to eligible employees.
 
 Some highlights include:

  • The best funded pension plan/retirement system in the nation according to Moody’s Investor’s Service
  • Twelve (12) holidays/year
  • Fourteen (14) vacation days/year which increase as length of service increases and accumulate year-to-year
  • Twelve (12) sick days/year which are cumulative indefinitely
  • Longevity pay lump sum payout yearly based on length of service
  • 401K, 457, and 403(b) plans

 
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How to Apply

To apply for this position, please visit  https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/Index/northcarolina to complete an on-line application.  

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 8 days.

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