Associate Commissioner for Procurement Operations

$92K - $156K
Posted on 07/17/18
$92K - $156K
Posted on 07/17/18

Job Description:
Director IV - Associate Commissioner for Procurement Operations The Associate Commissioner for Procurement Operations provides oversight, leadership and strategic direction of procurement operations for the Health and Human Services System by planning, directing and providing oversight of procurement and contract operations. The Associate Commissioner’s responsibilities include development and implementation of procurement and contracting operational and programmatic strategic plans, and performance measures to monitor progress and compliance with these plans. The Associate Commissioner establishes the direction of procurement and contract operations, ensuring consistency and compliance with all legal requirements; developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating operational activities; and coordinating with executive management on key procurement projects. The Associate Commissioner plans, assigns, and supervises the work of directors, managers, and others. This person works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Directs the activities and operations of all types of state procurement and contracting. Provides direction, guidance, and assistance to procurement staff and HHS staff on procurement issues. Represents PCS at business meetings, trials, legislative hearings, conferences, and seminars and/or on boards, panels, and committees. Reviews guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and monitors compliance. Plans, develops, and provides monitoring and oversight schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and directs evaluation activities. Hires, manages and develops staff, and recommends appropriate personnel actions to foster a fair, honest and equitable work environment. Provides direct reports with work assignments, clear direction and information on responsibilities and work performance expectations. Develops work performance plans and conducts performance evaluations. Disseminates information and management decisions to staff regarding relevant departmental activities. Reviews and approves leave and carries out other expected human resources activities with direct reports. Provides direction to subordinate associate commissioners regarding activities and operations of their functional areas and oversees the improvement of the program operations. Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relevant to procurement and contracting; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management. Skill in establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support an overall business strategy. Ability to direct and organize program activities; to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan; to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Certified Texas Procurement Manager (CTPM) or attainment of certification within 12 months of hire. Initial Selection Criteria:

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