Posted: 01/10/2022

    Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field from an accredited educational institution.
    Three (3) years successful experience in a contract administration, paralegal, purchasing or related department.
    Professional Certification as Florida Registered Paralegal (FRP), National Association of Legal Assistants/Certified Paragraph (NALA/CP), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer, (CPPO) or Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M) preferred.
    Satisfactory criminal background check and drug screening.
    Knowledge of contract administration, paralegal practices, purchasing principles, and finance practices, with a focus in the preparation/negotiation of contracts and the monitoring/enforcement of deadlines/expiration dates.  Ability to apply contracting/paralegal/purchasing principles, practices, statutes, and laws. Ability to review contracts terms and conditions and incorporate the required scope of work, quotes, bids, and product specifications into contracts. Ability to work effectively with vendors and School Board personnel. Proficiency in the use of computers and related software in support of job functions. Knowledge of School Board policies and state regulations related to the paralegal and purchasing function. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to plan, organize, and establish priorities related to assignment. Ability to carry out job responsibilities and handle sensitive information in a confidential manner. Ability to work independently and make decisions with minimum supervision. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a professional and courteous manner.  Ability to work cooperatively with others.
    Director of Purchasing and Warehousing.
    Assigned Personnel
    Service Delivery
    *(1)        Oversees contracting and related processes from draft to completion for all District     
    departments and schools.
    *(2)        Negotiates contracts and contract changes.
    *(3)        Monitors District contracting activity.
    *(4)        Maintains a centralized data base for District contracts and agreements, including applicable
    deadlines and expiration dates.
    *(5)        Conduct cyclic reviews of contracts and intercedes when needed to resolve                                                        
    compliance issues.
    *(6)      Conducts trainings of relevant departments/schools as needed or requested.
    *(7)      Maintain contact with vendors to ensure performance and follow‐up on alleged discrepancies and non‐performance.
    *(8)      Initiate contacts with vendors and prospective vendors, and maintain vendor bid lists
    *(9)      Demonstrate initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.
    Employee Qualities/Responsibilities:
    *(10)      Meet and deal effectively with the vendors, staff members, administrators and other contact persons using tact and good judgment.
    *(11)     Follow attendance, punctuality, and other qualities of an appropriate work ethic.
    *(12)     Ensure adherence to good safety standards.
    *(13)     Maintain confidentiality regarding school/workplace matters.
    *(14)     Model and maintain high ethical standards.
    *(15)     Maintain expertise in assigned area to fulfill position goals and objectives.
    *(16)     Participate successfully in the training programs offered to increase skill and proficiency related to assignment.
    Inter/Intra‐Agency Communication and Delivery:
    *(17)     Exercise service orientation when working with others.
    *(18)     Keep supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events.
    *(19)     Use effective, positive interpersonal communication skills.
    *(20)     Respond to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner.
    *(21)     Serve on school/District committees as required or appropriate.
    System Support:
    *(22)     Exhibit interpersonal skills to work as an effective team member.
    *(23)     Follow federal and state laws as well as School Board policies, rules, and regulations.
    *(24)     Demonstrate support for the District and its goals and priorities.
    *(25)     Demonstrate initiative in identifying potential problems or opportunities for improvement.
    *(26)     Prepare or assist in the preparation of all required reports and maintain all appropriate records.
    *(27)     Participate in cross‐training activities as required.
    *(28)     Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.
    *Essential Performance Responsibilities
    Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
    Professional Technical Pay     Grade C                                  250 day Contract (12 months).
    FLSA Exempt
    Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.