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City of Fairhope
Purchasing Manager

Job Title: Purchasing Manager
Department: Finance
Job Status: Regular Full-Time
Standard Scheduled Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Days to be Worked: M-F
Starting Pay Rate: $51,109, $66,442, $81,775
Pay Grade 26

Position Description: Working under the direct supervision of the City Treasurer, the Purchasing Manager has the responsibility of overseeing the centralized purchasing functions of the City.

Primary responsibilities include: Assigning, reviewing and participating in the work of staff responsible for providing purchasing services within the Finance & Administration Department; performing a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility; performing all of the assigned duties in accordance with the City of Fairhope’s ordinances and the Laws of the State of Alabama; Developing and maintaining collaborative and respectful working relationships with team members and others;  Consistently providing quality service to the citizens of Fairhope.

Duties Include:
Overseeing the centralized purchasing functions of the City. Recommending and administrating policies and procedures.
Overseeing the maintenance of procurement records and files associated with the centralized procurement activity.
Developing, reviewing and assisting departments with the process of  bid specifications and contracts.
Consulting with departments to ensure that specifications describe essential items or features.
Preparing bid forms and advertising for bids.
Formulating bid recommendations and recommending awards.
Establishing escrow accounts and disposition of bid bonds and security deposits; preparing bid reports;
Analyzing procurement requirements and determine procurement procedures for blanket purchase arrangements,
competitive bid processes and consolidated purchases.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, or related field, and at least 5 years of
experience in governmental purchasing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to provide sufficient evidence of the ability to successfully accomplish the various activities noted above.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Through knowledge of: Purchasing procedures and negotiation techniques; Inventory control procedures; Operations, services and activities of a purchasing program; Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; Materials, supplies and equipment typically used in municipal services and the sources for such
products; Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations including general laws and regulations applicable to bidding procedures and purchasing operations; Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment; Municipal budgetary process.

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City of Ozark
Fire Chief

The City of Ozark will accept applications for the position of Fire Chief

Job Summary 
Under the administrative direction of the Mayor, the employee is responsible for the direction of fire suppression and prevention activities and emergency medical services for the City of Ozark.  The Fire Chief supervises the activities of the department, prepares the department budget, oversees expenditures and plans the direction of future development of the Fire Department.

Educations and experience to provide necessary supervisory and technical qualification possess EMT training, possess credits in management of business administration, special training in incident command system, hazardous materials and arson investigation, experience with fire service management and possess a valid driver’s license.

A copy of the Job Description is available in the City Clerk’s Office

Benefits: Health Insurance & State Retirement

Closing Date November 22, 2017        

Applicants must apply in person at the City Clerk’s Office, City of Ozark, North Union Avenue, Ozark, AL, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.