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State of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

Supplemental Information

This position is located in the Office of Management and Finance at the Capital Annex in Baton Rouge, LA.
Applicants applying to this announcement may be required to accept probationary appointment.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the Apply link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the Applications link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review See History Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as Pass . Failing candidates will designate as Fail .
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at />The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism are participants in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.
Louisiana as a State, is a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Alyson Bauer
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
1051 N. 3rd St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Fax: (225) 342-7928
[email protected]


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in procurement or contract/grant management. SUBSTITUTIONS: Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree. Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows: A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree. 30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. 60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. 90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. 120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree. Certification by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) will substitute for one year of the required experience. NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
NOTE: Professional procurement or purchasing is experience that involves as the major duty the negotiation of price, quantity and quality with several vendors. It includes all functions that pertain to the acquisition, including description of requirements, selection and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contract, and all phases of contract administration and is the combined functions of purchasing, inventory control, traffic and transportation, receiving, receiving inspection, store keeping, and salvage and disposal operations. Selecting items from a list or catalog whereby the price, quantity and quality have been previously negotiated is classified as ordering and is not considered purchasing.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To direct and coordinate all aspects of a procurement program for a small agency in the central procurement office or satellite field facility.
Level of Work:
Supervision Received:
Broad direction from an agency administrative official, unclassified undersecretary or equivalent.
Supervision Exercised:
May supervise subordinate procurement professional and subprofessional staff. Consideration will be given to the job assignment of subordinates involved
in the overall process.
Location of Work:
Central procurement office, satellite facility or program (exempt or non exempt).
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Procurement Manager 2 (Non-Exempt) by presence of final administrative procurement decisions and the responsibility for the long range procurement related functions of the agency.
Differs from Procurement Director 2 by size of the procurement office or satellite/field facility.

Examples of Work

Serves as procurement director for the department and is responsible for approving emergency acquisitions of commodities.
Establishes goals and objectives and monitors performance to improve efficiency for the procurement process of the department. Assists agency staff by providing data for establishment of goals and objectives.
Ensures that all state, administrative codes, revised statutes, department polices and procedures, laws, and rules and regulations pertaining to program(s) are
adequately explained, interpreted, and followed by all employees.
Presents reports to executive or agency administrator.
Resolves protests and contract controversies concerning bid solicitations and awards.
Meets with department personnel and officials regarding matters relating to the procurement process and confers and corresponds with suppliers, contractors, and manufacturers to resolve problems and discuss procurement related problems.
Directs the development, evaluation and implementation of procedures to determine need for revisions and formulations, and establishes policies and procedures to improve efficiency and economy at the department.
Directs all procurement related operations.
Directs the training of statewide department employees in the ISIS program and other automated systems as they relate to the procurement program.
Defines and identifies objectives and rationale for effective control over procurement related operations.
Determines methods of storage, record keeping, stock locations, reorder points, inventory control techniques, and forecasting.
Directs annual physical inventories of stock and state property.
Directs the agency quality control program.
Directs the preparation and revision of the department purchasing manual.
Responsible for budget development for procurement warehousing and procurement related functions.
Responsible for selection and training of personnel to ensure competence and integrity and maintaining those standards through continued training and evaluation of staff.

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