New Job Community Procurement Specialist In Saskatchewan

Community Procurement Specialist
Community Procurement Specialist

Community Procurement Specialist

Company : Government of Saskatchewan
Salary : $37.43–$46.91 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

Community Procurement Specialist - INF004094
Employment Type : SGEU Term 9 months or more
Location(s) : SK-Rgna-Regina
Ministry : 003 Justice
Salary Range : $37.432 - $46.906 Hourly
Grade : SGEU.11.

The Community Safety and Well-Being Branch of Integrated Justice Services has an opportunity for a dynamic, flexible, and influential professional. This position is for a one-year term with the possibility of an extension.

Reporting to an Assistant Director of Community Safety and Well-Being, the successful candidate will be a leader in supporting an inclusive work environment by developing an open, collaborative, and respectful working relationship with other ministries, service providers, agencies, and communities. The Community Procurement Specialist works in partnership with First Nations, service providers, justice system personnel, human service sector personnel, and representatives from federal, provincial, and municipal governments to improve community safety and well-being across Saskatchewan.

Primary responsibilities for this position includes:

  • Create, implement, and maintain new procurement models, policies, and processes designed to assist Community Safety and Well-Being to adopt best practices and improve their procurement performance in all phases of the acquisition life cycle;
  • Research, identify, and manage all aspects of a complex competitive procurement process (RFP) including utilizing different systems or tools to complete strategic sourcing initiatives, retrieve data, identify technical and legal issues, perform financial and non-financial data analysis, and evaluate current and future trends;
  • Consult with other provinces on specific needs and work with the rules and regulations of other jurisdictions on interprovincial procurement opportunities.
  • Develop relationships and liaise with senior ministry, agency, and Crown Corporation officials to lead them through the strategic procurement process to achieve objectives;
  • Clearly and accurately explain, verbally and in writing, complex processes; interpret policy standards relating to the acquisition and contracting of services; and provide recommendations to enhance knowledge and understanding of procurement policies, programs, laws, and procedures;
  • Manage contracts and provide professional expertise to ensure that both suppliers and provincial government are adhering to rules and regulations, maintaining confidentiality, and completing their obligations as stated in the written contract;
  • Consider supplier consultation and performance management within the procurement process;
  • Negotiate and manage contracts, conduct procurement processes and maintain accountability of financial and reporting requirements; and
  • Be a subject matter specialist by researching and analyzing trends and best practices in procurement.

Our candidate of choice will have both knowledge of and demonstrated ability in:

  • Knowledge of ministry programs, standards, policies, and expectations;
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills along with a strong attention to detail;
  • The inter-relationships between various human services, policies, programs and systems;
  • Community consultation, engagement, and development methodology and best practice;
  • Ability to demonstrate outcome-based knowledge and skills by setting clear objectives, measuring performance, and adapting strategies to achieve desired results;
  • An understanding of the current CBO sector in Saskatchewan;
  • Proficient in utilizing various market research techniques to identify trends, assess competition, and make data-driven recommendations for strategic decision-making;
  • Integrated service processes and practices, including information sharing and data sharing;
  • Project management methods, principles and processes;
  • Program/policy/project evaluation techniques;
  • Financial management practices;
  • General management and operational practices, procedures, responsibilities, and information systems;
  • Verbally and in writing communicate technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences that persuades, influences, convinces, builds support, educates and promotes understanding;
  • Consulting, collaborating and maintaining harmonious and productive working partnerships with government and non-government agencies, communities, First Nations and stakeholders.

The incumbent will work closely with a provincial team and will emulate collaborative and integrated attributes. Tact and exceptional interpersonal skills are a prerequisite for this position.

Typically, the knowledge and skills required for this position would be acquired through a graduate degree in social sciences or an equivalent combination of directly-related experience and training combined with a demonstrated ability to develop outcome measurement frameworks. The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and resume how they have gained all required knowledge, skills and abilities.

We are committed to workplace diversity.

Hours of Work : A - SGEU Office 36 - one day off every two weeks
Number of Openings : 1

Closing Date: Sep 8, 2023, 12:59:00 AM