• Full Time
  • Oakland, CA
  • $11,197 - $13,871 / Monthly USD / Year

Website Port of Oakland


Salary:  $11,197 – $13,871 / Month (37.5-hour work week)

Oakland, CA

Your Port. Your Community. Your Career.

When you join the Port of Oakland, you become part of a proud local legacy, an organization that touches virtually every resident with its services and programs. The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is in the top 10 busiest container ports in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas.

The Port is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Procurement Analyst. Under general supervision, the Senior Procurement Analyst administers the procurement programs of the Port and the Aviation Division; monitors the day-to-day procurement activities of their respective work units; and performs complex professional work in the procurement of materials, supplies and services.

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

·        Provides operational direction to user department(s) and vendors through the interpretation purchasing rules, regulations and policies to ensure compliance with state and local laws; serves as technical resource to Port divisions/departments in procurement of supplies and services.

·        Collaborates with the Purchasing Manager and/or other designated manager, as appropriate, in setting priorities to meet departmental goals and objectives.

·        Prepares and processes specifications and invitations for both formal and informal bids; receives, checks and evaluates informal bids; reviews vendor efforts made and awards purchase orders; tabulates results of formal bids and recommends contract awards

·        Generates and expedites the acquisition of commodities such as vehicles, heavy equipment, personal computers, office equipment and office workstations and furniture.

·        Develops and implements pilot projects, such as, the integrated supplier program; solicits necessary information from user departments and vendors.

·        May oversee the operation of the department’s on-line computer systems.

·        Performs and coordinates special projects related to the application of on-line computer systems.

·        May supervise, technically and/or functionally, the work of subordinate staff.

·        Schedules quarterly review of all assigned commodities and analyzes existing purchasing methods with user departments and vendors to determine if needs are met; determines if revisions are necessary to increase the participation of vendors in accordance with Port Equal Opportunity Policy.

·        Conducts product evaluation meetings with user divisions/departments and vendors to determine product feasibility.

·        Represents the Port or division in meetings with vendors and professional and technical organizations.

·        Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

This examination is open to persons who have a combination of education and experience that would reflect possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. A typical combination would include the following:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or a related field.

Experience: Four years of progressively responsible experience in the public sector as a buyer. Experience in a lead capacity is highly desirable.

Licenses: Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license at the time and for the duration of appointment.

Additional Requirements:  This classification requires each incumbent to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position.  This status must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of public sector procurement principles and practices; on-line computer systems and their applicability to purchasing and procurement functions; selection process for supply sources, marketing practices and commodity pricing methods and discounts; process and methods of analyzing commodity lines to determine the purchasing systems necessary to procure, stock and furnish goods required; and basic principles and procedures of supervision.

Ability to interpret specifications for equipment, bid proposals, insurance documents and contracts and to comprehend the requirements of applicable federal, state, local, women and minority business enterprise programs;  technically and/or functionally supervise the work of subordinate staff; identify, research and solve a wide range of work related problems using resources such as trade publications and interviews with specialists in the field; prepare clear, concise, grammatically correct reports, summaries, memorandums, letters, specifications, invitations for formal and informal bids and related materials; perform and review purchase order calculations and bid proposals; present instructions and information effectively; negotiate effectively in order to reach compromises concerning contracts with parties holding different viewpoints; establish effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; assess the vendor market to determine vendor capability to supply a variety of goods and services and to maximize value obtained per dollars expended; and distinguish between various grades and qualities of a variety of materials, supplies and equipment.

The Port’s compensation and benefit program ranks among the best in the region for public jurisdictions and is designed to reward performance and promote a balanced lifestyle, both at the workplace and away from the workplace, for our employees and their families. The Port is committed to the health and well-being of its employees and has been recognized as a FIT-Friendly Employer by the American Heart Association. We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 plan and paid leave.

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, view supplemental questions and/or obtain more details, please visit us at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portoakland.  Apply by May 10, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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