NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that builds and cares for public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, encompassing over 5,000 properties and 14% of the city’s land and coastline, include seawalls and waterfronts, pedestrian bridges, beaches and boardwalks, parks and playgrounds, historic houses, recreation centers and pools. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.nyc.gov/parks
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Under direction, direct all procurement and contracting activities in the agency’s Capital Projects, Central Forestry and Citywide Services (5-Boro) divisions, including landscape architecture, architecture, engineering and construction and construction-related services contracts. Ensure all procurement functions are carried out in accordance with the NYC Charter and NYC Procurement Policy Board (PPB) Rules. • Manage the day to day operations of approximately thirty (30) procurement staff within five (5) units, including Contracts, Professional Contracts, Change Orders, Vendor Compliance and Capital Disadvantaged and Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Program (D/M/WBE). • Oversee the review and approval of all task orders, subcontractor submissions, change orders and supplemental work orders, as well as vendor performance evaluations. • Develop agency procurement and contracting policy, procedures and guidelines. Incorporate new or revised citywide systems, initiatives, procedures or process changes into the regular Parks procurement workflow. Participate in citywide or agency procurement-related committees and task forces, as necessary. • Meet with prospective Parks vendors and make vendor responsiveness and responsibility determinations in a timely fashion. • Review and recommend contract time extensions, hold pre-bid conferences and default hearings and respond to vendor inquiries. • Develop and implement recommendations for training and staffing augmentation. • Liaise with Capital Legal and Capital Fiscal Management units on a variety of legal and budgeting related issues. • Serve as main point of contact for the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, Mayor’s Office of M/WBEs Department of Small Business Services and the Comptroller’s Office to accelerate procurements.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of full-time, satisfactory, professional experience in purchasing, procurement, contract administration or a related field, at least eighteen months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or supervising professional personnel performing duties in one or more of the above fields; or 2. Education and/or experience equivalent to that described in “1” above. However, all candidates must have the eighteen months of supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive experience as described in "1" above.
Possession of the Certified Public Purchasing Office (CPPO) certificate issued by the National Institute of Government Purchasing may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience described in “1” above. However, all the candidates must have the eighteen months of supervisory, administrative, managerial or executive experience as described in “1” above. Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required for all other candidates.
PREFERRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Legal, construction/design and/or City procurement experience and familiarity with construction/design contracts. 2. Knowledge of the NYC Charter, NYC PPB Rules, Local Law 1 of 2013 (M/WBE Program), New York State Labor Law and other city procurement policies and procedures. 3. Proficiency in current city electronic procurement systems such as VENDEX, Financial Management System (FMS), Automated Procurement Tracking system and Payee Information Portal. 4. Excellent interpersonal and writing skills, with aptitude in multi-tasking and resolving complex and/or priority issues. 5. Ability to give executive-level briefings and presentations on complex procurement issues and metrics.
Salary: $125,000 - $145,000 plus excellent benefits
For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers 1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search 2) Search for Job ID#: 307470
For details about NYC Parks go to www.nyc.gov/parks