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Date: Sep 19, 2020

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Requisition No: 221881 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING - 48008006

Position Number: 48008006 

Salary:  $52,729.55 - $60,229.55 

Posting Closing Date: 09/28/2020 

Pending Reclassification


POSITION TITLE:  Director of Purchasing


POSITION TYPE:  Board of Trustees, Administrator


DEPARTMENT:  Purchasing


FSDB SALARY RANGE – 12 months:  $52,729.55 - 60,229.55  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.


REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a related field.  Five (5) years’ experience in related field


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS:  7:30 am to 4:00 pm - Schedule is at least 40 hours weekly. 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position reports directly to the Comptroller of FSDB and is responsible for the management and supervision of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind’s Purchasing, Bidding and Contracting functions.  Exercises independent judgment in formulating or assisting in the formulation of policies and procedures having significant impact on the personnel and budget administration of the Department.  Supervises staff in the procurement of goods and services.  Assures that requisitions are accurate and complete.  Assures compliance with all DFS Bureau of Auditing and DMS Division of Purchasing Rules and Regulations.  Acts as MyFlorida MarketPlace system administrator.  Utilizes purchasing expertise to determine sources of supply, conducts formal bid proposals, analyses quotes, negotiates and selects most appropriate vendors.  Coordinates activities between campus staff and vendors.  Assists campus staff in vendor selection.  Supervises the FSDB Contract Administrator.  Administers all construction and maintenance contracts ensuring compliance with all Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code.  Reviews and recommends approval for all contractual services agreements and purchase orders before their execution.  Determines that proposed contractual purchases are in compliance with applicable Florida statutes, rules, laws and FSDB policies.  Reports non-compliance to the FSDB Comptroller as required.  Recommends corrective actions in cases of non-compliance.  Prepares and submits other reports as specified by the FSDB Comptroller.  Provides contract negotiation support as required in accordance with Florida Certified Contract Negotiator (FCCN) standards, maintains certification as FCCN.  Acts as Agency Purchasing Card Administrator.  Maintains knowledge of all aspects of the purchasing card program, including billing procedures, number and status of purchasing cards, status of employee cardholders notice requirements, and status of unpaid charges.  Advises bank of any cardholder's termination of employment.  Monitors comptrollers’ reports.  Assures credits are processed.  Provides cardholders/processor training and retraining.  Works with processors to monitor disapproved transaction.  Monitors and reports potentially fraudulent transactions.  Formulates policies and procedures for the department.  Implements assurance programs and evaluates or updates them as needed.  Initiates and maintains constant review of existing systems for possible improvement.  Provides instruction and education to campus staff to further enhance understanding of the Purchasing Department and its functions.  Coordinates and/or provides instructions and training to department staff to develop and improve performance.  Conducts staff meetings to provide information, discuss problems, offer or receive suggestions for improvement and to clarify certain responsibilities and duties.  Ensures that FSDB Contract Managers are in compliance with Sec. 287.057(14)(a) and (b), F.S., concerning training and certification.  Implements and maintains a system of tracking and notification of contract managers of compliance with the statutes.  Notifies the FSDB Comptroller of managers who are not in compliance with the statutes.  Notifies contract managers of their training obligations and opportunities for training. Other related duties, as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the principles and best practices of Purchasing; Knowledge of Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code; Ability to utilize problem solving techniques; Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; Ability to supervise people; Ability to prioritize workload; Ability to develop various reports; Ability to manage procurement and contract management programs; Ability to assess budgetary needs; Ability to formulate policies and procedures; Ability to communicate effectively; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to plan, organize and direct program activities; Ability to develop and conduct training programs; Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR.


Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain a Survival Plus proficiency in sign language, within four years of hire. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.




All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.




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APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on September 28, 2020

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville