Date:  Sep 19, 2023


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Requisition No: 812594 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72004207 

Salary:  $52,500.00 - $57,750.16 

Posting Closing Date: 10/03/2023 

Instruction and Education Coordinator

Division of State Purchasing

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The primary function of this position is to serve as a trainer for other state governmental entities employees in the procurement and contract management fields. The selected candidate will be expected to facilitate instructor-led training courses in accordance with established guidelines for topics such as procurement, contract management, and negotiation. Instructors are responsible for maintaining equipment appropriately and managing certification rosters and databases. As needed, this role may also assist in developing additional tools and materials to support the unit’s work goals.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of best practices for instructional delivery and learner interaction.
  • Experience using presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Products and webinar tools.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service using various media methods.
  • Knowledge of professional development media and delivery options (instructor-led, virtual, interactive web-based, self-study, and assessment products).
  • Knowledge of instructional methodologies for adult learners.
  • Knowledge of public procurement, contract management, and contract negotiation.
  • Skill in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Skill in written and verbal communication.
  • Skill in public speaking and/or presentations.
  • Ability to lift boxes/materials that may weigh over 30 pounds.
  • Ability to prioritize assigned tasks.
  • Ability to travel overnight depending on training needs.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others and maintain working relationships.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience instructing or facilitating classes using a variety of delivery methods.
  • Experience delivering excellent customer service.
  • Knowledge of State of Florida purchasing statutes and rules.
  • Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience developing or editing instructional materials.


Our Organization and Mission:

The Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and the DMS Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, telecommunications, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Pedro Allende, DMS employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.

Special Notes:
DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses:
An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee