Purchasing Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
Delta Diablo Business Services Department
Location of position: 
Antioch, CA
$114,377 – $142,841
Date Posted: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Job Description: 

PURCHASING MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE: Do you have a public sector finance background? Have you worked in warehouse procurement? Do your peers think you’re a great communicator? Are you up for the challenge of overseeing positive change management? Then this might be THE job for you! Delta Diablo, located in Antioch, is in search of an experienced purchasing professional.

ABOUT DELTA DIABLO: Delta Diablo (formerly Delta Diablo Sanitation District) is an innovative California special district that provides wastewater resource recovery services for over 205,000 customers in the cities of Antioch and Pittsburg, and the unincorporated community of Bay Point. These services include secondary treatment of wastewater; production and distribution of recycled water; pollution prevention activities; beneficial use of biosolids as a soil amendment at land application sites; street sweeping; and household hazardous waste collection. Delta Diablo owns and operates a water resource recovery facility (WRRF) that provides secondary treatment for an average wastewater flow of 12 million gallons per day (MGD) and tertiary treatment for approximately 6 MGD to produce recycled water for use at two local power plants, a golf course, and schools.

In addition to meeting its core mission of protecting public health and the environment, exemplified by 14 years without a violation of its WRRF discharge permit, Delta Diablo has established a vision of becoming a national leader in wastewater resource recovery by embracing innovative technologies, pursuing leading-edge initiatives that add value to ratepayers while benefitting the environment, challenging traditional approaches, and fostering a strong organizational commitment to its core values of Integrity, Teamwork, and Trust.

Delta Diablo is governed by a three-member Board of Directors that includes the Mayor of Pittsburg, the Mayor of Antioch, and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors member representing the Bay Point community. Under the Board's guidance, Delta Diablo has established a Strategic Business Plan that includes goals in five key areas--Financial Sustainability, Leadership, Operational Excellence, Workplace Innovation, and Stakeholder Engagement--as well as specific objectives for each year to continue progress toward meeting these goals.

IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator and relationship builder who works closely with departments to ensure success from procurement through contract completion.

Working under general direction of the Business Services Director, the Purchasing Manager will plan, organize, direct, manage, and review the District’s purchasing program and contract services including the development of contract specifications and agreements; track contract costs relative to approved budgets; review all District purchases; manage the disposition of surplus equipment, supplies and materials; manage the District’s warehouse activities; and manage the District’s purchasing card program.

This position requires a minimum five (5) years of increasingly responsible procurement experience, including preparing and conducting complex procurements (RFPs, RFQs, IFBs). Preference given to those candidates who possess a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or similar certification with experience in a governmental setting. Experience with public works or construction projects is desired, but not required.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? If this position speaks to you, we would love for you to apply! Go to https://www.deltadiablo.org/employment

All job applicants must complete a District Employment Application. Do NOT forget to include all of your relevant education, training, and experience. Incomplete applications may be rejected. (Apply online by clicking on the job title of the current opening you are interested in and click on the “Apply” link.). First review of applications will be on or about November 8, 2019.

In addition, please submit your resume and complete the required supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete information on the application, resume and/or supplemental questionnaire may be cause for disqualification. Application packages will be reviewed and screened for qualifications. Additional screening criteria will be developed based on the supplemental questionnaire. Depending upon the number of qualified candidates, an oral panel interview may or may not be held. The top candidates will be referred to the Business Services Director for further consideration.

INTERVIEW DATES: Interviews may take place as early as November 18-22 and/or December 2-6, so save the date if you are a top candidate.