Purchasing and Contracts Manager

  • St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners
  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • Mar 09, 2020
Full Time Purchasing and Warehouse Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: 70,239.48 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 106,877.68
  • Phone: 9042090635
  • Apply By: Jun 07, 2020

Job Description

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is looking for a Purchasing and Contracts Manager for our Purchasing department.

The Purchasing and Contracts Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of the County’s procurement processes, credit card program, and surplus, as well as negotiation and administration of contracts for goods, services and construction.


The Purchasing and Contracts Manager’s duties include but are not limited to:

  • Formulates, implements and enforces the County’s purchasing policy and operating procedures for procurement, negotiation, and contracting for good, services, and construction; credit card program; and surplus.
  • Oversees staff’s development of formal and informal solicitations, to ensure compliance with applicable policies, rules, laws, regulations, or other applicable governance. Interacts with Department Heads and Project Managers to ensure compliance and a fair and open competitive process.
  • Negotiates agreements with vendors for the provision of goods, services, and construction. Coordinates with Office of County Attorney, Risk Management, Administration, and User Departments to ensure final, approved contracts are appropriate to serve needs of the County.
  • Prepares and presents agenda items to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Directs the analysis and review of active contracts for compliance, performance, and appropriate administrative processes to ensure complete, up-to-date information and activity as required by rules, regulations, laws, processes and procedures.
  • Provides training to user departments related to procurement and contracting procedures, policies, and applicable regulations.
  • Administers the countywide contract management system and maintains up-to-date processes and information therein to facilitate transparency and tracking with county contracts.


This is a full time position with a comprehensive benefits package.

Candidates may apply through St. Johns County Online Application System (OAS):


Applications and resumes must be submitted online, paper documents are not accepted.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Procurement or similar course of study required.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience required.
  • Five years of supervisory experience required.
  • Must possess a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification through UPPCC, or equivalent certification.
  • Must become Certified Public Procurement Officer within three years of hire and maintain certification while assigned to this position.
  • In order to be considered, candidates must have the ability to be bonded.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position.



St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer.

All employment actions are taken without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, disability, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Job Address

St. Augustine, Florida United States View Map