$2,117 – $3,175 per week ($110,089 – $165,134 estimated annual)
This position has an application deadline of Friday, December 13, 2019.
The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.
The Manager, Procurement reports to the Director, Procurement and is responsible for managing the procurement of goods, materials, equipment, professional services, and public works required for bus and rail operations for the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain), and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA).
Examples of Essential Functions:
Manage assigned teams who administer the procurement process for the Caltrain Modernization Program (CalMod), public works, rail operations, bus operations, professional services, surplus disposition, and small purchases.
Oversee the creation and implementation of procurement policies, business process improvements, changes, and standard operating procedures.
Authorize award of procurement contracts, contract amendments, and work directives consistent with procurement policies and procedures.
Coordinate with staff, legal counsel, and Risk Management to resolve complex purchasing issues. Interpret provisions of Federal and State regulations pertinent to procurement.
Assist with duties related to the agency’s Procurement Credit Card Program
Supervise Staff. Hire, mentor, and take appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action. Ensure EEO policies and procedures are followed. Participate in selection of staff. Coordinate staff training and professional development. Establish performance objectives. Monitor and evaluate employee performance.
Examples of Duties:
Ensure the maintenance of accurate, auditable procurement contract records.
Create and maintain procurement forms, templates and manuals, in accordance with Federal, State, and local rules and regulations.
Collaborate with department staff and subject matter experts such as Legal Counsel, Labor Compliance, etc.
Coordinate the department’s response to various agency audits: address requests and findings.
Research and implement new software services for improving procurement processes.
Assist with preparing, reviewing, and analyzing procurement reports for the Board of Directors and other stakeholders.
Create metrics to measure operational transactions and department performance.
Act as the back-up to the Procurement Credit Card Program Administrator for activities such as documentation, training, monitoring, and compliance.
Provide training to department staff and internal stakeholders on solicitation and contracting processes.
Evaluate job performance of staff which also includes the professional development of staff through the identification of on-the-job and other professional development opportunities.
Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’s self, fellow employees and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, Finance, or related field.
Five (5) years full-time public agency purchasing experience including information technology, public works, and professional services contracts.
Three (3) years of managerial experience.
Certified Professional Public Buyer, Certified Public Procurement Officer, or similar certification.
Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning System (PeopleSoft).
Transportation agency procurement experience.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Effective communications both orally and in writing.
The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
About San Mateo County Transit District
The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheels paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, is the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. Staff enjoys a dynamic organization that fosters personal development and professional advancement of its staff. The Transit District’s core values include integrity, customer focus, respect, quality, teamwork, leadership, and accountability.