Our mission is to provide Exceptional Municipal Services that are Responsive to our Community while Planning for Smart and Balanced Growth that is managed in a Financially Responsible Manner.

$90,068 - $114,837 yearly
  • City of Port St Lucie
  • 121 Southwest Port Saint Lucie Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, FL, USA
  • Mar 14, 2023
Full time Purchasing

Job Description

The City of Port St. Lucie is an equal opportunity employer.
The starting salary range for this position is $90, 068 - $114,837 depending on qualifications
 Responsible for performing specialized and advanced buying and purchasing functions for the procurement of a wide range of commodities and services, including construction contracts. Employees in this class are responsible for the review of requisitions, preparation of bid invitations, analysis of bids, and the preparation of purchase orders. Facilitates the development of public trust and confidence in the City.
This position is Essential and is required to report to duty before, during, and immediately after a civil emergency.


The following duties are illustrative for this position.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.  

  • Keeps the mission, vision, and values of the City of Port St. Lucie at the forefront of decision making and action; builds strategic and collaborative relationships and interacts with others in a way that builds confidence and trust; provides excellent customer service by taking action to accomplish objectives, maintaining high levels of work and productivity by generating innovative solutions to work situations.
  • Coordinates complex purchasing projects in collaboration with City Departments on a wide variety of activities required to complete large purchasing transactions.
  • Prepares highly technical solicitation documents to include Requests for Proposals, Invitations for Bids, Requests for Qualifications, and multi-year procurement packages involving construction projects, capital improvement projects, and consultant services.
  • Assists stakeholder departments with the analysis of contractor/consultant submittals in response to competitive solicitations to ensure the recommendations are in the City’s best interest.
  • Facilitates the competitive solicitations process from the time the request has been received through the signing and issuance of a Purchase Order. Recommends lowest responsive, responsible, best value bidders on Invitation for Bids (IFBs), most advantageous offer on Request for Proposals (RFPs), and most qualified for professional services.
  • Performs the required negotiations including items such as clarification of conflicting terms and conditions, interpretation of the contract, allowable costs, compensation structure, contract changes, supplemental agreements, rejection of waivers or deviations, corrections or curative measures for performance deficiencies.
  • Analyzes current procurement activities and recommends improvements through more efficient procurement methods, e-procurement, privatization, quantity discounts, standardization, value analysis, or cooperative purchasing.
  • Reviews purchase requisitions from departments to ensure validity and accuracy, ensures choice of vendor provides products and services at the rates most favorable to the City.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and establishes policies and procedures to continuously improve operations, decrease turn-around times and streamline processes to provide quality customer service.
  • Acts as training support for team members within the department, specifically assisting Procurement Agent I and Procurement Agent II.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skill and/or Ability Required: 

  • Considerable knowledge of contract law, contractual terms and conditions, insurance, bid and performance bonds.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure project delivery methods including design-bid-build, design-build, Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR), and job order contracting.
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule, and undertake concurrent work assignments.
  • Knowledge of Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.
  • Knowledge of purchasing laws as governed under Florida Statutes 287 and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the State of Florida's Consultant's Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA), Florida Department of Transportation Local Agency Program (FDOT/LAP).
  • Knowledge of 2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200 procurements using federal funding and procurements using other grant funds.
  • Knowledge of the City’s and department’s policies and procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs: Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, OneNote, and PowerPoint.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments regarding governmental procurement procedures, regulatory changes, and new technology.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and accept personal responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule, and undertake concurrent work assignments.
  • Ability to preserve and maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with City departments, public officials, employees, and the public.
  • Ability to focus on the positive in every situation. 
  • Ability to stay centered when challenged.
  • Ability to model respect for individuals, teams, and the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of the department and public.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks.

Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Real Estate, Law or closely related field required.  A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible professional purchasing experience in a medium to large-scale purchasing operation required.  
A comparable amount of training, education, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Certification as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Certified Procurement Professional (CPP), Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), or Certified Public Purchasing Manager (CPPM) is required. 
  • Possession of valid Florida driver's license and maintenance of clean driving record required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Office environment is fast paced.