Director of General Services (Procurement Manager) Job Opening
Director of General Services (Procurement Manager)
Town of Manchester• Manchester, Connecticut
Under general direction of the Director of Finance supervises and participates in the
procurement of supplies, materials and services for the Town in accordance with the Town’s Procurement Policy.
Administers the insurance provisions of Public Works and other contracts with the Town. Oversees the disposition
of surplus materials, manages cell phone, credit card and commodity contracts. Supervises the central duplicating
unit and central mail service. The successful candidate must not only be hands on and comfortable working on all
aspects of the town’s procurement activities, but also serve as a strategic advisor on the organization’s
procurement and purchasing processes, with a goal of continuous development and improvement.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles, practices and legal
requirements of governmental purchasing. Knowledge of financial software. Ability to supervise and participate in
the preparation of commodity specifications, purchase schedules, vendors' lists, analysis of bids, and other
purchasing functions. Ability to analyze the needs of the various departments and to develop purchasing programs
and techniques to provide effective service to them. Ability to plan, assign, supervise and coordinate the work of
clerical and technical staff.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related
field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the centralized purchasing of materials, supplies
and equipment. Suitable experience may be substituted for educational attainment if deemed appropriate by the
General Manager or his designee.
EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF: Parts Weight Passing Score
Oral Examination 100% 80%
The examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience as indicated on the application. Based on
these ratings, a maximum of the ten most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an oral test. All parts
of the examination including ratings and tests will be related to the requirements and duties of the position.
Applications and job description are available in the Human Resources Department, 41 Center Street, P.O. Box 191,
Manchester, CT 06045-0191 or visit our website at: http://hrd1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/employment-
opportunities/. Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7,
2019 or must be postmarked by Friday, June 7, 2019. The Town reserves the right to limit the number of
applications it accepts. No faxed or e-mailed resumes and/or applications will be accepted.
The Town of Manchester shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical
disability or sexual orientation. The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons
with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation in
the application or testing process, please contact the Human Resources Department.
The Town of Manchester is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, men,
minorities, veterans and disabled.
The above posting is intended as a guide for personnel actions and must not be taken as a complete description of
the position or the process.
Vacancy No. 2019-038 05/17/2019