All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

TITLE:                       Buyer – Procurement Officer I

SALARY:                  $42,000-$48,000

POSITION:               00057

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is an educational institution that provides an awareness and understanding of the early history, settlement, and development of the United States through the convergence of American Indian, European and African cultures. If you enjoy history, seeing it come to life every day at the Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and would like to use your procurement experience to help make it happen, then this is the opportunity for you.

The agency is seeking a qualified individual to provide comprehensive procurement services. The buyer is responsible for all agency procurements in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Department of General Services, and the ASPSM manual. The position is responsible for competitive bidding, competitive negotiations, and contract administration; serves as liaison between vendors and users including contract performance issues, disputes and cancellations; compliance with small, women, and minority (SWAM) owned business’ participation; interpretation of State procurement policy and procedures; and surplus property disposition.

TO QUALIFY:  Working knowledge or experience in contracting for professional and non-professional services and demonstrated ability to interpret specifications, analyze data and conduct negotiations to ensure effective contracting preferred. Working knowledge or experience in developing Request for Proposals (RFPs), Invitation for Bids (IFB’s), Quick Quotes (QQ) and contractual documents preferred. Detail oriented with strong organizational and communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work independently with managerial oversight. Demonstrated organizational abilities, good record keeping and automated system skills. Experience working with an electronic procurement system. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, management and external vendors. Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred qualifications include a college degree in business or public administration or related field preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree. Knowledge of the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA), Virginia Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual (APSPM) or a similar set of procurement regulations preferred. Experience in governmental procurement or equivalent course work preferred. Virginia Contracting Officer (VCA) strongly preferred. The selected candidate must be able to obtain a VCA and VCO certification within one year of hire.

TO APPLY:  A completed application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ for consideration. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. Applicants will only be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application. Background Check/E-Verify Required. EEO/AA/ADA


All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

Benefits Summary

Benefits available for full-time employees can be reviewed on the Department of Human Resource Management’s benefit page at: http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits. You must complete an online application for employment consideration at the Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment System. All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

If you have further questions, you may contact Barbra Hoffman at barbra.hoffman@jyf.virginia.gov.

Commonwealth of Virginia

Check out more information on benefits at the Department of Human Resource Management.

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Hiring Guidelines