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expertise and commitment of our employees. You’d be surprised at the diverse career choices
we have to offer! If you seek a career with growth and challenge, where quality and
accountability work in tandem with integrity and a responsiveness to change, we welcome you to
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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement
The Region of Durham is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within its community and
organization, and strongly welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous Peoples,
people of colour, women, persons with disabilities, people from LGBTQ2S+ communities, and
people from other diverse communities.
In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment
process to applicants with disabilities.
Procurement Officer – Job ID 13278
The Finance Department has an opportunity for a highly motivated, results oriented individual to fill
the position of Procurement Officer.
The incumbent will:
- Plan, schedule and co-ordinate major procurement activities
- Co-ordinate negotiations and mediate contract disputes with suppliers
- Provide guidance and consultation to departments in relation to major purchases to
establish project objectives, formulate procurement activities and determine
specifications, service and delivery requirements
- Prepare, solicit and analyze quotations, tenders and requests for proposals
- Review, approve and administer the execution of contracts, purchase orders and PCards
- Administer PCard issuance, and set up in FIMS and the PCard supplier portal
- Organize and facilitate evaluation committees for various requests for proposals projects
- Ensure that procurement activities are in compliance with the Region's Purchasing By-law,
Budget Management and provincial and federal legislation
- Research and analyze statistics and trends to participate in the development of effective
procurement strategies processes
The successful applicant will possess:
- Completion of CSCMP or CPPB designation and working towards further development in the
- Several years of relevant buying experience in a progressive computerized purchasing
- Public sector experience or equivalent private sector experience in the calling of bids or
negotiations and protocols obtaining approvals to award contract
- An advanced understanding of Competitive Bidding Laws
- An understanding of legislation governing public purchasing
- Sound knowledge of advanced purchasing and business management concepts, including
tendering, negotiations, contract administration and project management
- Advanced organizational, verbal and written communication skills, with formal report writing ability
and data analysis
- Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and prioritize tasks
- Start: $44.80 - Six Month: $47.29 - Job: $49.78
Conditions of Employment
Prior to the start date, the successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal
Record and Judicial Matters Check dated within two (2) months from date of hire. Proof of
education, qualifications and any other job bona fide requirements will also be collected.
To learn more about this opportunity, please visit our website at: https://bit.ly/2BFyy7A
and apply online directly to Job ID#13278 no later than August 20, 2020.
We thank all applicants; however, only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.