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Procurement Agent

Apply now Tracking Code: 40208
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Administration, Professional and Technical (APT)
Salary: 4,583.33 gross per month

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.


The Procurement Agent is responsible for activities related to the procurement and contracting of materials, supplies, equipment, and services for the College and assists the Director of Procurement in the administration and coordination of the Purchasing department.  The College supports a team approach in which the Purchasing Department works in concert with faculty and staff to develop, create, and maintain a viable and sustainable educational environment.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field of study related to the work assignment.  At the College’s discretion, an Associate Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or a related field with significant professional work experience and/or demonstrated proficiency on position competencies that provides the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute for the required degree.
  • Two years of professional experience in procurement, accounting, financial management, or other business-related field that demonstrates similar professional level work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of theories, principles, and best practices of purchasing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of negotiating terms and conditions or contracts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of regulatory guidelines.
  • Experience with computerized purchasing or financial systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Accounting, Business, Finance, or related field.
  • NAPM (A.P.P. C.P.M.) or APICS (CPIM, CIRM) certification.
  • Related experience in an education, Federal or state agency, or non-profit setting.
  • Three or more years of professional experience in procurement, accounting, financial management, or other business-related field that demonstrates progressively increasing professional level experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in application of Federal or a state’s Procurement and Code Rules.

Salary is $4,583.33 gross per month.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.

Application Instructions: Please submit electronically a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial), and the names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position. The cover letter must specifically address each of the qualifications listed under Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications in the exact same order in which they are listed in this announcement.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions

  • Purchasing and Contracting: Review, negotiate and execute purchase orders and contracts as needed to support the critical business needs of the College.  Advises customers regarding procurement processes, College policies and Federal and State of Colorado procurement regulations.  Assists in the resolution of issues regarding orders, vendor payments, order cancellation/modification, methods for returning goods, including credits, effective delivery of goods and services, and tracking project expenses.
  • Bid Solicitations:  Assist and prepare detailed bid specifications for commodities and services, manage bid solicitation process, review vendor responses, and award solicitations.
  • Assist Director of Procurement in the activities of the Purchasing department.  Additional responsibilities include providing procurement training and guidance to College staff.  Assists in selling surplus and obsolete equipment and accumulated salvage material.  Assists in accepting donations of equipment for the College.
  • Other responsibilities include implementing all internal and external processes and procedures for the department and ensure that the College procurement and contracting complies with all regulations related to procurement. Maintains complete file of bids, purchases, contracts and other related procurement activities.
  • Other Activities: Represent the College at professional and community organizations as required.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment  to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Knowledge and understanding of procurement regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ability to provide advanced analytical, evaluative and objective critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and comply with regulatory guidelines, accepted purchasing principles, and College policies.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract information.
  • Manage and complete multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting critical deadlines and milestones.
  • Plan, organize, and measure complex programs and processes.
  • Strong analytical thinking, research skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Use professional and autonomous judgment by exercising a high degree of accuracy, proficiency, technical knowledge, and expertise in the application of procurement and contract management.
  • Ability to effectively create highly accurate, complete and professional correspondence and written technical documents.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in written formats. Must have ability to articulate and explain federal, state, CCCS and College policies.
  • Work independently as well as work in a team setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, and communication skills (oral and written). 
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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