The Procurement Agent provides strategic support to the College’s Office of Procurement, minimizing risk exposure and achieving greater adherence to state and local procurement law and College policy compliance, and offering sound guidance to end users for appropriate solicitation to achieve the end user’s need.
Duties include preparing high level complex solicitations with appropriate clauses to mitigate risk; assuring adherence to procurement and College policies and procedures; knowledge of State Procurement Laws, debriefing unsuccessful vendors, filing/retaining appropriate solicitation and contract documentation; preparing procurement documentation for presentation to the College’s Vice President for Finance and Administration, the President, and the Board of Trustees; reviewing contract clauses for risk; ensuring College interests are preserved in contract negotiations; ensuring insurance clauses are appropriate for goods/services procured; ensuring vendor’s Certificate of Insurance complies with stated requirements; and ensuring compliance with state law; negotiating with vendors to achieve best value; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
This is an exempt, professional staff position and includes a comprehensive benefits package offering medical, dental and vision coverage; generous paid time off; tuition assistance; and retirement savings.
Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement.
An associate degree and one of the following certifications are required: certification with the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council— CPPO or CPPB—or the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, NIGP-CPP. Three to five years of procurement experience, including contract solicitation, negotiation and review; responsibility for state, local, and organizational compliance; risk mitigation; and researching vendors is required.
Other requirements include a high level of attention to detail, the ability to effectively communicate with employees, vendors and the general public, knowledge of relevant software programs, both current and emerging, and a thorough knowledge of the procurement and contract process from solicitation to execution.
Apply online by February 5, 2023.
Harford Community College is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Harford Community College not to discriminate against applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. HCC is an EEO and ADA/ADAA employer that values, embraces, and supports diversity in the College community.
Harford Community College is a mid-sized, comprehensive college with a focus on access and excellence. Founded in 1957, the College serves as a true anchor institution in the vibrant community of Harford County, Maryland. We are guided by our core values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation in meeting the learning and enrichment goals of our students and the community. Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.