Job No: 501997; 03/28/2022
Procurement and Contracts Manager
California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator I position.
The University: California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.
As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.
The Position: Under the supervision of the Director of Procurement and Contracts, the Procurement and Contracts Manager applies professional knowledge, considerable initiative, and independent judgment in managing contracts operations and in providing comprehensive contract expertise to the University. The Procurement Manager will manage the processing of contractual documents for the public works/capital projects in accordance with the ICSUAM. Furthermore, the Procurement and Contracts Manager will manage staff development, annual performance evaluations, provide positive feedback discipline, and ongoing coaching to ensure that all activities are performed in according with financial, procurement, and disbursement policies and internal business practices.
Required Qualifications & Experience: A bachelor’s degree and six (6) years of professional, progressively responsible experience in procurement, contract services, or other relevant field. Detailed knowledge of relevant codes, including California code of regulations. Strong time management skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to: work cooperatively, collaboratively, and professionally in a team environment; prioritize and meet multiple competing deadlines; interpret, communicate effectively, and apply a wide variety of complex policies and procedures, both state and federal. Incumbent must have the ability to perform instrument or voice at a high level of proficiency; perform with an accompanist or other musicians; and demonstrate an interest or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to [email protected].
California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.
As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Desired Qualifications: Juris Doctor or equivalent graduate degree in law. Experience with PeopleSoft Financial System. Detailed knowledge of CSU and State and Federal regulatory and administrative requirements, public contract code, ICSUAM, ASAM, FAR, and an understanding of requirements as detailed in 0MB circular’s A-21, A110 and A-133. Demonstrated experience in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer oriented and service-centered attitude. Background in strategic sourcing and sustainable procurement practices. Comprehensive knowledge of contracting and public works. Demonstrated experience negotiating and bidding complex contracts, leases, and agreements for goods and services. Ability to learn, independently interpret, and apply a wide variety of complex rules and regulations. Ability to evaluate functions and recommend measures to improve operations. Ability to plan, organize, and direct through subordinates a large scale, high volume public contracting program. Experience applying supervisory principles and practices. Ability to evaluate and interpret a variety of specifications, proposals, contracts, and bids for adherence to appropriate technical, legal, and functional requirements as well as risk and liability involved.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.
Appointment: The Administrator # appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University. All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.
This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on 4/11/2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.
Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.
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The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women, and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship