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Procurement & Supply Specialist (PSS4)

By January 6, 2023

Washington State Department of Transportation

About WSDOT

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.

 

The Opportunity

WSDOT is eager to hire a procurement and inventory specialist to serve as our Northwest Region (NWR) Procurement & Supply Specialist supporting our Electrical and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) program, the largest consumable inventory within WSDOT. As the Procurement & Supply Specialist, this position will manage, monitor, and analyze inventory levels to assure optimum use of state funds. This position is responsible for material purchases for four field teams, as well as supervises a team of two procurement & supply specialists and two fiscal technicians.  The successful candidate appointed to this unique position will serve a vital role in support of WSDOT’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation options to improve communities and economic vitality.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Procurement & Supply Specialist will:

Manage, mentor, and lead the procurement and inventory activities of the NWR Electrical and ITS maintenance organization, where at times it may require research, investigation, and procurement of equipment & materials that are not readily available.
Oversee compliance and interpretation of applicable state laws and WSDOT purchasing policies and guidelines.
Analyze purchasing data from the Signals ordering system and PCMS reports for adherence to inventory turnover.
Manage inventory levels by tracking, forecasting, replenishing standard and safety related stock, managing shelf-life and slow-moving items and partnering with vendors for optimal flow of materials for both consumable and bench items performing inventory cost management.
Coordinate all asset losses with the WSDOT Audit office and NWR Purchasing office ensuring all losses and damage of assets or property have the correct paperwork.
Prepare, monitor and track budget and budget expenditures to develop and maintain reports, spreadsheets, and other electronic systems to track financial progress.
Provide direction and leadership for the procurement processes for NWR Electrical and ITS organization.
Oversee the minor cap inventory and disposal processes for adherence of WSDSOT policies

Qualifications

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

Three (3) years of experience in large scale procurement, stock control, receipt, storage, and issue functions in either government agency or business. Experience with complex purchase authority & policies as a purchasing professional working for a government employer or private entity following government purchasing policies, may substitute for the desired qualification on a year-for-year basis.
In addition to:

Ability to move manipulate up to 50lbs.
Certified for forklift operation or the ability to pass the certification requirements for forklift operations.
Knowledge of supply chain management and the ability to understand and manage inventory processes.
Knowledge and ability to analyze, track, and forecast inventory levels.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Bachelors degree in Business Administration or closely related field.
Professional certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
Important Notes

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
Why WSDOT

Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

 

How to Apply

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
Please click the “APPLY” button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

 

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

 

Contact us:

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-12249 in the subject line.

 

Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

To apply for this job email your details to saniate@wsdot.wa.gov

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