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OrganizationCity of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 4, 2024
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangeThe preferred hiring amount for this position is between $47,840.00 - $57,532.80 Annually.


Application Deadline: 04/04/2024 by 5:00pm EST.

To Apply: to view the complete job information and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time.

The Strategic Procurement Specialist administers the City’s Minority Business Program (MBP), performs procurements that range in complexity, and provides professional and technical support for the Procurement Division. Work involves considerable individual responsibility and exercising independent judgment related to the procurement of a wide variety of goods, non-professional and professional services and construction; and does related work as required. Work is accomplished under federal, state and local law such as the Virginia Public Procurement Act, City Code, grants, and other applicable law. For Charlottesville Area Transit, conduct procurements under the Federal Transit Administration requirements and other applicable law. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Buyer III and/or Procurement Manager.

The preferred hiring amount for this position is between $47,840.00 – $57,532.80 Annually. Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City’s retirement options, gym membership reimbursement (up to $34 a month), tuition reimbursement (up to $3,000 per fiscal year), and continuing education/training opportunities.

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The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. For questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City’s Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.
Education and Experience:
Candidates may qualify by demonstrating the required knowledge and skills outlined for the job through experience(s) other than formal education.

Associates Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions, Contracts Management or related field AND at least 2 years of experience related to professional procurement and/or purchasing.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the specific requirements listed above.
Certifications/Licenses/Other Requirements:

Must be certified as a Virginia Contracting Officer, Certified Professional Public Buyer, Certified Professional Procurement Officer or other professional procurement certification within 2 years of employment start date.
Required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check and pre-employment drug screen.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.