Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Reviews and analyzes DCHA’s Procurement policies and procedures; ensures that procurement policies conform to District and federal regulations and requirements, as well as assuring that best practices and good public policy standards are being met;
- Reviews, evaluates and updates DCHA Procurement policies and procedures to ensure the procurement of supplies and services meet the needs of DCHA departments in compliance with planned objectives and guidelines; makes recommendations to facilitate solutions to procurement problems facing the agency;
- Analyzes requisitions and/or orders for quantity, specifications, delivery requirements, and compliance with established policies and procedures; prepares reports of findings and recommendations;
- Performs and manages cradle to grave purchase order administration (i.e.) proposal stage through delivery and installation;
- Supports the capital development department responsible for planning, developing and managing a portfolio of multifamily real estate assets; Facilitate the procurement of the real estate development process necessary per project from pre-development through operations;
- Recommend new processes and improvements to current processes as necessary to assist the development department with real estate development procurements;
- Coordinates with the development team to maintain a qualified vendors list of developers or related contractors;
- Participates with DCHA departments in the development of procurement specifications to determine departments’ procurement needs; inventory levels and replenishment cycles;
- Meets with DCHA directors or designee to , explains and interprets agency Procurement policies and requirements; and identifies controls to prevent misuse;
- Reviews bids to assure that they are in line with current policies, procedures and requirements;
- Researches trade journals, publications and catalogs to assess supply market conditions; evaluates performance of suppliers; compares prices; and assess and compare quality and availability of supplies, equipment and services, reliability and technical support;
- Determine which suppliers and products are most suitable for DCHA; prepares comprehensive reports of findings and recommendations;
- Assesses suppliers’ profiles and analyzes offers; and recommends effective negotiation tactics;
- Drafts, reviews, interprets and replies to all types of solicitations and any other procurement requests;
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a business-related field; and at least (5) five years’ related experience or experience as a purchasing agent in the construction/real estate industry; federal government experience is preferred; another equivalent combination of education and experience which meets the minimum qualifications requirement may be substituted.
The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) conducts pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include but is not limited to a criminal background check, drug and alcohol testing, verification of academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, and/or verification of work history.
This position has been designated by the department to require a drug and alcohol screening and background check. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to drug and alcohol testing and will be required to consent to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.