As the IT Procurement Director for Minnesota IT Services (MNIT), you will lead the management and strategic planning for all procurement and contracting functions for statewide executive branch information technology across 60+ MNIT offices and among all consolidated agencies. This position is responsible for the oversight and alignment of policies, practices, and staff needed to conduct purchasing, procurement of goods and general services, procurement of professional and technical services, contracting, strategic sourcing and master contract programs, establishment of product and services standards, and underlying systems to support these efforts. The incumbent will draw upon deep technical knowledge of public sector procurement to develop strategic planning needed to support the IT enterprise.
In this role, you will work closely with staff, general counsel, MNIT leadership, Chief Business Technology Officers, enterprise service leaders, agency partners, and the Department of Administration to ensure best practices and high ethical standards are met throughout the procurement and contracting process. All activities are to be performed consistent with statutory responsibilities and the mission and values of MNIT Services.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:
Position requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience working in procurement & contracting AND a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience. Supervisor experience should cover multiple areas such as: selecting, orienting, and training employees; coaching, counseling, and performance managing employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results, etc.
Understanding of and/or experience with the principles, theories and techniques of government-based procurement & contracting
**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification**
It is the policy of the Minnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Social Security and Address Verification
**Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Experience with a wide range of IT goods and services acquired and utilitized by government
Project management experience
Superior communication, analytical and organizational skills
Ability to facilitate meetings, make presentations, negotiate and resolve disputes
Ability to develop and cultivate a customer service culture within a compliance framework
Ability to develop and cultivate a strong team environment
Why Work For Us
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. IT Services offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (457), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition, at the management’s discretion, Minnesota IT Services offers flexible work scheduling, telework options, mentorship opportunities, employee recognition and reward programs, and paid training and development. Join Minnesota IT Services now and stay for a career!
How to Apply
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RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV):
Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: ****. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.
CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS:
Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to: ****.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
It is the policy of MNIT Services to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please **** or email ****. Please indicate what assistance you need. To request an accommodation for an interview, please contact Jenny Hickey at ****.