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Procurement Agency Recruiting for Branch Chief

The position is not specific to technology but includes oversight of policies and practices that affect those acquisitions.

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The state Department of General Services is seeking a Branch Chief (Career Executive Assignment) whose responsibilities will include “developing, revising and implementing policies and procedures that impact departments’ and local governmental entities’ ability to purchase information technology (IT) and non-IT goods and services.”

The chief of the Acquisitions Branch of the Procurement Division (PD) will be a member of the department’s Leadership and Executive Management Teams. The incumbent is responsible for formulating and implementing statewide policies and procedures and reviewing new and existing legislation to determine the impact upon state contracting and procurement practices.

The position is not specific to technology but includes oversight of policies and practices that affect those acquisitions. Other desirable qualifications, according to the job posting, include:

  • Managerial experience with the principles and practices of public procurement for goods and services.
  • Managerial experience in evaluating Branch and Divisional procurement issues and, considering overall implications, in developing policy.
  • Managerial experience in conflict resolution stemming from disagreements among external stakeholders.
The Branch Chief reports to DGS’ Deputy Director of the Procurement Division. The position has a monthly salary range of $10,360 to $12,341, and the application deadline is March 31.

Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.