PERM FULL TIME
Department of Transportation
10/22/2020 11:59 PM Central
As a Nebraska Department of Transportation employee, you will join a team of 2,000 dedicated professionals performing important work to provide Nebraska with a safe and efficient transportation system. We reward our employees’ hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation.
Job location is 5001 South 14th Lincoln, Nebraska
Examples of Work
Serves as a Buyer in the Warehouse and Transportation Unit and procures items as needed for Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) following state statutes, State Purchasing Bureau and NDOT Policies and Procedures. Purchases may include a wide range of high dollar and high-volume commodities relevant to NDOT such as building and road construction/maintenance materials, safety items, guardrail, reflective sheeting, sign blanks, sign posts, equipment repair parts, grass seed, chemicals and other commodities as assigned. Prepare specifications/technical requirements, terms and conditions, and Invitation to Bid (ITB) documents for commodity contracts that require formal competitive bidding in accordance Nebraska’s statutes, including researching, developing, maintaining and updating specifications to ensure maximum competition for procurement events. Review and analyze bid tabulations for lowest responsible bidder, evaluate bid responses received for compliance to bid specifications and terms and conditions and make award recommendations in accordance with state statues. Serve as a liaison between NDOT and Administrative Services on Invitation to Bid requests, award recommendations, and on vendor performance issues as necessary. Procure and order equipment, supplies, and Information Technology (IT) items/software either directly from state contracts at any dollar value and obtaining quotes and preparing purchase orders to the lowest responsible bidder for purchases not on contract and under $50,000. Proactively manages assigned contracts to ensure timely rebids, renewals, and amendments are completed prior to expiration, including reviewing and any proposed price increases and amendments with NDOT Districts and the Highway Procurement Manager. Acts as a liaison between contractors and the NDOT Districts and Divisions. Meets with agency personnel and/or vendors to discuss issues that arise on purchase orders and/or contracts and works to propose solutions and facilitate resolution of any issues.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, procurement, purchasing, contract administration, or related discipline, and two years experience in purchasing or related area. Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
PREFERRED: Experience in a customer service type environment. The ability to multi-task, be detail oriented, have sound independent judgement, be a self motivator and able to work in team oriented situation.
OTHER: Valid Driver’s license, infrequent overnight travel. Regular and reliable attendance is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to proficiently use the Oracle/JD Edwards EnterpriseOne System or other comparable systems as well as MS Office in creating bid documents and spreadsheets. Knowledge of purchasing practices, marketing and basic accounting, organization structures, functions, policies and procedures, communication, and objectives as they relate to the management of programs and contracts; and state contracting regulations. Possess ability to recommend and apply policies and procedures; assess operation efficiencies and develop solutions; motivate, coordinate and direct staff; understand and support established goals and objectives; communicate effectively with others.
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