The successful candidate must be well-versed in procurement activities, as well as, promoting, advocating and ensuring transparency as related to procurement policies. Must have strong presentation skills and exceptional writing skills. Works with the finance director, city manager and department directors to develop, negotiate, and approve procurement contracts. Manages procurement functions and schedule solicitation cycles for the city, as well as, conducts pre-bid conferences and public bid openings; provides responses to vendors/contractors/contact inquiries and ensures preparation and distribution of minutes as appropriate. Confidentiality is important and is a fundamental criterion for this position. Additionally, familiarity with the Florida State Statutes, as well as, federal rules and regulations concerning procurement of goods and services, is an added advantage.
The Purchasing Department operates an $854,516 annual budget with nine (9) full time employees. For a complete list of duties and responsibilities see job description. All applicants must upload educational diploma/degree and a valid driver’s license to the document section of the online application. This position requires successful passing of a background check. In addition, the selected candidate must successfully complete a six (6) month probationary period.
Residency requirement- Any person who is appointed as a department head, assistant to the city manager or deputy city manager shall establish a residence within the corporate limits of the city within 12 months of such appointment and shall maintain the principal residence (domicile) therein during the entire term of such appointment.
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Purchasing or a closely related discipline. Certified Public Purchasing Officer or Certified Purchasing Manager credentials required or attainment of the Certifications within six (6) months of the employment offer. A minimum of five (5) years of experience managing large scale purchasing operations or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to government procurement, contracting and supply services that provides the skills necessary to perform the job.
Riviera Beach is a growing harbor city located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in southeast Florida, USA. The City's municipal beach is one of the finest in the state. Our beautiful sandy beaches make Riviera Beach an appealing place for sporting events. With an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees, Riviera Beach is also a popular location for business and casual activities. Our com...munity and visitors provide an interesting, varied mix of young people, families and retirees from just about anywhere.