Director, Procurement

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 4, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Position Title

Director, Procurement

Position Type



Financial Affairs



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Director of Procurement who will manage the daily operations, to include assignment of work to effectively meet ever-changing demand, of the College’s Office of Procurement and Contracting. The administrator in this position is expected to be proficient in the College’s established “Leadership Competencies.” The administrator will establish short and long range goals and priorities for the Office, review incoming purchase requests and determine methods of processing consistent with state law and college code.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics or related field required.
  2. Minimum of four years procurement experience required, to include relevant experience with RFP proposals and contract bids.
  3. Minimum of four years relevant supervisory experience is required. Prior procurement experience in a higher educational setting is preferred.
  4. Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified Professional in Supply Management ( CPSM ), Certified Public Purchasing Officer ( CPPO ), Certified Public Purchasing Buyer ( CPPB ), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.), or Certified Purchasing Card Professional ( CPCP ) certification is preferred.


CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your application and attached documents address the criteria listed below:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern procurement methods, principles and techniques.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with federal acquisition regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to define specifications in general terms for commodities and services.
  • Ability to maintain good public relations for the Office of Procurement and Contracting interactions with the campus community, vendors, and other external agencies and entities.
  • Skilled in the understanding of the type of supplies, equipment and services relating to an educational institution.
  • Considerable knowledge of business law, county, state and federal laws related to the procurement function.
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail is required.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Job Requirements

  1. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  4. A fingerprint supported background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment.
  5. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or tested for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and requirements for exemptions to .

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.

First consideration will be given to candidates whose applications are complete by February 25, 2022, although we will accept applications until the position is filled.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have at least three years of related experience? See minimum qualifications for this position. A combination of relevant higher education and experience may be substituted.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess one or more of the following certifications? Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) or Certified Purchasing Card Professional (CPCP) certification Please list the names of your current certifications.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type

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