Governmental Agencies 2020-11-12 2020-12-17

Procurement Administrator II

Company: San Mateo County Transit District View more listings
Location: San Carlos, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 127027

Salary: $1,564 - $2,346 per week ($81,306 to $121,960 estimated annual)

This posting has an application deadline of Monday, November 30, 2020.

The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.

The Procurement Administrator II reports to a Procurement Administrator III in Contracts and Procurement, and is responsible for preparing and processing Invitations for Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotations (RFQs), and Purchase Orders (PO’s) for the procurement of goods, materials, equipment, professional services, and public works for the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), the Peninsula Joint Corridors Board (Caltrain), and the Transportation Authority (TA).


  • Manage all phases of the procurement process in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing public agency purchasing (e.g. California Labor Code, Prevailing Wage, and California Contract Code).
  • Review solicitation requirements for reasonableness, recommend contract type, determine the appropriate procurement strategy, and method of compensation.
  • Develop terms and conditions and solicitation provisions.
  • Lead contract negotiations to achieve best overall value for the agency.
  • Perform contract administration (e.g. administer contract amendments, prepare in-house memoranda, and correspond with vendors and legal staff).

  • Authorize award of contracts and approve purchases, contract amendments, and work directives consistent with District policy and procedures.
  • Prepare and issue professional service agreement work directives. Negotiate and maintain rate agreements and any adjustments in mark-ups or indirect rates with consultants in coordination with project managers.
  • Maintain contract records that includes print and website advertising, leading pre-bid/proposal meetings, lead site walk-throughs, respond to requests for approved equals, address questions and requests for clarification, conduct public bid openings, analyze bids received, determine responsiveness and responsibility of apparent low bidders, check references and perform cost/price analyses.
  • Manage and perform contract activities using PeopleSoft.
  • Develop contract language by collaborating with subject matter experts from such areas as Risk Management, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Labor Compliance, Project Management, Finance, Capital Grants, and Legal Counsel.
  • Research and evaluate sole source procurement requests.
  • Provide guidance to Project Managers on all aspects of the procurement solicitation and contracting process. This includes evaluating scope of work, identifying evaluation criteria, and developing timelines.
  • Prepare written reports and contract award recommendations.
  • Provide guidance and administration on a wide variety of contracts.
  • Interface with government, and transit agencies.
  • Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’s self, fellow employees and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, or related field.
  • Three (3) years relevant full-time professional-level experience with procurement and administration of equipment, material, maintenance, public works, and professional or other services-type contracts.

  • Experience in public agency purchasing is highly desired.
  • One or more of the following Professional procurement certifications is desired: Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), or Certified Professional Supply Management (CPSM).
  • Working knowledge of an Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) such as PeopleSoft, SAP, JD Edwards, and Oracle.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at and follow the related application instructions.

The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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