Contracts and Procurement Program
SANDAG takes pride in contributing to the quality of life for the region’s residents through projects that enhance our transportation system and provide more options for moving throughout the region, placing sand on our beaches, developing and implementing bike and pedestrian projects, and preserving open space. To support these efforts, SANDAG procures around $280 million of goods and services each year. Examples of procurement needs include planning, modeling, economics and environmental consulting services; infrastructure construction and facilities maintenance projects; consulting expertise for engineering and intelligent transportation systems; and hardware, software, and other goods.
Working in close collaboration with project managers, the 25-person Contracts and Procurement team has a reputation for providing outstanding support and assistance as part of a public service organization. The Contracts and Procurement team is responsible for providing the framework, guidance, and expertise to ensure SANDAG contracts are awarded in an open, fair, and competitive manner.
Contracts and Procurement Analyst Roles
The Contracts and Procurement Analysts will support the acquisition of equipment, materials, and professional services through the preparation of solicitation and contracting documents. The Analysts will serve as a resource to project managers and will assist with various procurement activities and services in support of the agency’s contracting needs.
Three positions currently are available. These are Limited-Term employment opportunities and are expected to be funded until December 2021. Limited-Term Employees are “at-will” and receive many of the benefits as Regular employees.
These positions are ideal for procurement professionals with a strong interest in furthering their expertise in public agency contracting processes. We anticipate significant career development will occur while undertaking the types of duties and responsibilities described below, as well as through close collaboration with senior staff. Examples of primary responsibilities include:
Experience and Qualifications
Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For these positions, we are searching for candidates who are responsive, organized, and detail-oriented, and committed to providing professional, prompt, and accurate work products while meeting numerous time-sensitive deadlines. Excellent communication and customer service skills, analytical capabilities, and the ability to use sound judgment when working with contractors, consultants, and employees are important.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in public administration, business administration, law, finance, or a related field, and one to four years of progressive career development supporting procurement and/or contracting functions. A combination of relevant education and recent work experience may be considered in lieu of the bachelor’s degree requirement.
The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to these positions:
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
These Limited-Term Contracts and Procurement Analyst positions will be filled at the Analyst I, II, or Associate level depending on qualifications and experience of the selected candidates. Positions at the Analyst I and II level are considered entry-level with job duties primarily related to learning and supporting procurement activities. At the Associate level, employees are expected to independently coordinate more complex procurement functions.
The annual salary ranges are: Analyst I - $44,011 to $70,417 per year; Analyst II - $48,522 to $77,635, per year; Associate Analyst - $53,496 to $85,593 per year.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. And to support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for these positions by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
This position is Open until Filled. The first review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or email@example.com.
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in these positions, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 300 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, all candidates will receive written confirmation that their application has been received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. Based on this evaluation, the best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer