Procurement Officer

Peace River Regional District


Employment Opportunity

Procurement Officer

Permanent, Full Time

Join the Peace River Regional District team in northeastern BC – world renowned for our friendly people, sunny winter skies, spectacular outdoor recreation and linkages to the Yukon and Alaska. The Peace River Regional District is the largest geographical regional district in British Columbia, covering a vast 120,000 square kilometers. It encompasses four electoral areas and seven member municipalities, with a total population of approximately 62,000.

From river boating to waterfalls - dinosaurs, downhill and cross-country skiing, mountain biking, quadding, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and hiking - the outdoor activities here are endless. Our region also offers a plethora of indoor recreation amenities, such as swimming pools, indoor riding arenas, skating arenas and an Olympic sized speed skating track. We boast our one-of-a-kind UNESCO Global Geopark, where you can stand side-by-side with dinosaurs discovered in our own back yard. To indulge your cultural side, our region offers art galleries, performing art centres and cultural centres for your enjoyment. A world-class events centre features renowned international artists and events on a regular basis, such as Carrie Underwood and the World U17 Hockey Challenge. A multitude of family-friendly community events take place year-round in the Peace, including world-class chainsaw carving competitions, ice carving competitions, world-class rodeos, and the list goes on. Our region has two school districts and multiple top-notch private schools. The Northern Lights College provides a great variety of post-secondary programs - from trades to business. There are also two regional airports that offer direct flights to Vancouver, Prince George and Calgary daily.

The vast rural areas provide pristine nature and the opportunity to set down your roots in an oasis away from it all, while enjoying desirable services; such as bussing, solid waste disposal and elementary schools within and outside of municipal boundaries. With such diverse inclusion within our regions’ boundaries, there is truly a place for you, whatever your lifestyle.

The main Peace River Regional District office is located within the municipality of Dawson Creek. Our staff showcases strength through teamwork and fosters a respectful environment. We are a high-performance organization recognized for our commitment to open and collaborative processes.

The PRRD is eager to welcome an enthusiastic, motivated and team-orientated individual to fill this new position within the organization. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this senior level position is responsible for research, development, implementation of sourcing, and contracting and procurement processes/ procedures to optimize and support operational needs. This position also supports the Regional Board’s strategic plan for coordinating and administering the capital project competitive bid process; including negotiating and developing the terms and conditions of non-standard and standard form contracts. The successful applicant is required to understand and explain the procurement process, various sourcing strategies and the contracting process to managers and Directors. They will be required to perform contract analysis and reporting throughout the contract life cycle. This position will also take the lead in the procurement of maintenance and construction type projects, and will assist with the purchase of standard goods when necessary. This position is responsible for risk management activities including identification and assessment of risks, and the ongoing maintenance and monitoring of the Regional District’s risk management governance framework. Asset management is also a responsibility of this position.

The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills and have experience and/or knowledge in the local government area is desired. Multitasking, negotiating and excellent service delivery are key components of this position. A university degree in a related field with a specialization in Supply Chain Management or Procurement is desired. A Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation would also be considered an asset. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive public procurement work experience, including experience designing, developing and implementing best practices sourcing and leading complex procurement projects. Proficiencies with Microsoft Office Suite and automated purchasing systems are fundamental. Training in the use of contract documents through the Master Municipal Construction Documents Association is desired. Success in this role will require a thorough understanding of public sector procurement, risk management and contract law; along with a focus on developing and implementing optimal purchasing and risk management policies, processes and systems to meet the needs of all departments in the organization

This exempt position offers a competitive salary, benefits package and an excellent team to work with. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding career opportunity and want to be a leader amongst our professionals in this bountiful and opportunity filled area, considering making the Peace Country your community and the Peace River Regional District your team!
A detailed job description can be obtained at:
This position will be posted until filled. Candidate screening and selection will commence immediately. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes, complete with cover letter and references “in confidence” to:

Peace River Regional District
Attention: Kelsey Bates, Executive Assistant
Box 810, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4H8
Phone: 1-800-670-7773 Fax: 1-250-784-3220

We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants
selected for interviews will be contacted.

Organization: Peace River Regional District
Location: Dawson Creek, BC
Region: Peace River
Professional Category(s): Procurement/Purchasing/Inventory
Posted: September 28, 2018, 3:04 pm
Expires: November 28, 2018, 4:30 pm

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