Chief Procurement Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Portland
Location of position: 
Portland, OR
$105,248.00 – $146,973.00 Annually
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, February 5, 2018
Job Description: 

The Position The City is seeking a collaborative and innovative leader to join the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services as the Chief Procurement Officer. This is a unique opportunity to leverage leadership, analytic, and strategic planning abilities to positively shape the vision and development of a high growth organization.

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) leads the Procurement Services Division of the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services. Procurement Services provides the purchasing, solicitation and contracting programs, technologies, and processes for the City's procurement of Construction, Professional, Technical & Expert Services, Goods & Services, and Technology Services. In partnership with City leadership and the City's Office of Equity and Human Rights, Procurement Services develops and administers the City's Sustainable Procurement, social equity in contracting, Prime Contractor Development Program, and other contractor and vendor development programs. Procurement Services also administers the City's Purchasing Card program.

In its Citywide role, the CPO provides strategic vision and leadership in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, technologies and systems for the timely and effective delivery of procurement and contracting services to all City bureaus. The CPO serves as the City's procurement authority, ensuring the City's compliance with Federal, State and local contracting laws, policies and procedures; that decisions are compliant, defendable, and made in the Public's best interest; and, the Division's adherence with the procurement industry's best practices. The CPO contributes to the development and implementation of policies and programs designed to support and enhance the City's comprehensive goals and commitments to provide equity in the work of contracting for public works, goods and services.

The CPO works directly with the City's elected leaders, City bureau directors and financial and legal staff, and external stakeholders including partner jurisdictions, community groups, contractors and vendors, and customers.

ABOUT THE BUREAU OF REVENUE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES The Bureau of Revenue & Financial Services (BRFS) is overseen by the City's Chief Financial Officer and provides centralized financial services, revenue collection, business regulation, financial reporting and compliance to all City Bureaus. BRFS is an organization of 150 employees, with an annual operating budget of $65 million, and includes the six divisions of Accounting, Debt Management, Grants Management, Procurement Services, Revenue, and Treasury.

ABOUT THE CITY OF PORTLAND The City of Portland comprises an area of approximately 145 square miles in northwestern Oregon. With a 2016 population estimated at 627,000, Portland is the center of commerce, industry, transportation, finance, and services for a metropolitan area with a 2016 population estimated at 2.4 million people. Portland is the county seat of Multnomah County, and is the largest city in Oregon and the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest.

Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland has a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and is one of America's best walking towns. Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty, with Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast each just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area, including the 5,000-acre Forest Park, the largest urban wilderness in the U.S. Average temperatures range between 34 in winter to 80 in summer, and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.

Portland has a reputation for being unique, and our particular governance structure is no exception. Portland voters adopted the commission form of government in 1913, and over 100 years later, Portland is the only large city in the country continuing to operate under this structure. The five members of the City Council are each elected at large, and have legislative, administrative, and quasi-judicial responsibilities. The Mayor serves as Commissioner-in-charge of the Office of Management and Finance (OMF), which includes the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services (BRFS), and oversees the independent City Budget Office (CBO).

The City of Portland is a full-service city with approximately 6,000 represented and non-represented permanent employees and a budget of over $3.46 billion. The City has maintained its triple-A bond rating for over 40 years, reflecting its strong financial management policies and practices.

WHY JOIN THE CITY OF PORTLAND? The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and log-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon To Qualify The following minimum qualifications are required for this position. Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their cover letter and resume how their education, training and/or experience meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge and experience applying Federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to public procurement administration.
  2. Knowledge and experience applying principles of contract law and methods and practices of drafting contracts and agreements for a variety of procurements.
  3. Knowledge and experience developing and applying concepts of social equity and sustainability in contracting.
  4. Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and direct the operations of a large procurement program.
  5. Demonstrated ability to analyze and make sound recommendations on complex management, technology, and administrative issues.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with governance officials (e.g., board of directors, elected officials, appointed commissioners), City managers, legal counsel, professional and community groups, contractors, vendors, employees and the public.

Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification preferred upon hire or obtained within 1 year of employment.

The Recruitment Process An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume, weighted 100%. Applicants passing the application review will be invited to participate in the 1st round interview process.

Job Posting: January 8, 2018 Posting Closes: February 5, 2018 Interviews (1st round): February 15, 2018 Interviews (2nd round): February 28, 2018 Interviews (final round): March 12, 2018 Final Selection and Offer Letter: Mid-March

Additional Information Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional résumé online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification. •Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement. •Your résumé should support the details described in the cover letter. •If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the “To Qualify” section above. •Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined. Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 4:30 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below no later than the closing date of this announcement.

Questions? Ashlie K. Grundy, Employment & Outreach Manager Bureau of Human Resources (503) 823-3514

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer