AC50 - Procurement Director

Band 8

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Directs a complex procurement, warehousing and distribution operation for a major state university or directs a statewide purchasing function.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in this class assume highly complex procurement responsibilities for the major state universities' research and hospital needs or for another statewide function.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Establishes mandatory state term contracts for the procurement of high-volume items.
Negotiates complex contracts for state agencies.
Directs all activities of central state purchasing.
Evaluates and approves qualified vendors.
Interprets procurement rules and regulations for other officials.
Renders decisions on vendor protests.
Reviews and approves major bids.
Develops and implements procurement policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Directs a large staff involved in the procurement of goods and services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of supply practices and procedures.
Knowledge of inventory control practices and procedures.
Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures applicable to property and inventory
Ability to train subordinate employees.
Ability to oversee the work of others.
Ability to communicate effectively.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require a commercial driver's license.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A bachelor's degree and procurement experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree and five years procurement experience.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. Infrequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)


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