Public Service Executive II – Chief Procurement Officer

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Job Description: 

Department of Administrative and Financial Services

Public Service Executive II – Chief Procurement Officer

CODE: EA38    PAY GRADE: 38   ($76,856.00 – $105,684.80 annually)

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT:  July 11, 2017 – August 18, 2017 


The State of Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS) seeks a seasoned and energetic procurement professional to become the State’s Chief Procurement Officer.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic direction of all procurement, contracting, and purchasing activities relating to goods and services within the State (with the exception of highway/transportation-related projects).  This position reports directly to the DAFS Commissioner’s Office. 


  • Provides directional leadership and strategic management for the purchase, procurement and acquisition of all contractual services, supplies, materials and equipment for State government and any other instrumentality of the State including the adoption and implementation of purchasing specifications to promote competition and flexibility; and to facilitate the economical use of public funds toward the acquisition of the highest quality goods and services at the lowest possible cost.
  • Provides directional leadership and strategic management for Central Services including State Surplus Property, State Postal Service and Federal Surplus Property in order to ensure that services to customers are timely, cost effective and all financial payments and receipts are maximized and properly accounted for.
  • Develops and ensures compliance with purchasing, procurement and central services policies, procedures, regulations and legal requirements in order to ensure fairness and transparency.
  • Develops and maintains a business model that supports internal controls and best practices for purchasing and procurement and central services in order to ensure efficiency, compliance, accuracy and savings.
  • Develops and applies standard methodologies for public-private partnership project preparation, bidding, negotiation and contract management in order to ensure that public-private partnerships involving state government are viable and sustainable in a cost effective manner.
  • Approves public-private partnership projects that ensure appropriate structuring of the project review and the allocation of risks to outside entities; and that decisions regarding public-private partnerships for State government are based on the best available information regarding costs, revenues and risks.
  • Provides strategic guidance to all state departments in ensuring that the evaluation of RFIs, RFQs and RFPs uses best practices and reflects current market conditions.


  • Knowledge of purchasing and procurement, central services and public-private partnership laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of information technology equipment and software programs in use and available for managing e-procurement, State Surplus Property, State Postal Service, Federal Surplus Property and public-private partnerships.
  • Ability to make independent judgements and decisions affecting the operational integrity of purchasing and procurement, central services and public-private partnerships.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic goals, objectives, action plans and measurable objectives.
  • Ability to manage, supervise, direct and lead management, professional, technical and clerical staff in accomplishing diverse activities and tasks in a complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships among diverse groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to research, interpret and explain complex laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.


 The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  20.85% for Confidential Positions.  The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

 Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $415.11 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $394.35 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $373.60 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $352.84 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

Application Information
Job Deadline: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Job Type: 
Full Time