NAPM-Arkansas Newsletter

Message from your President
Glenda B. Mims, C.P.M.

Job Post

Little Rock Wastewater

Little Rock Wastewater
11 Clearwater Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Job Line: 501.688.1474
HR Department: 501.688.1458
Fax: 501.688.1451


Applications for Employment are being accepted by the Human Resources Department of the Little Rock Wastewater for the position listed below. Qualified individuals may submit an employment application to the Human Resources Department within the application period.

Posting # 14-19

Job Title 403 Procurement Administrator

Department 403 Purchasing

Status & Grade E-Grade 4

When to Apply 7/1/2014 Thru 7/16/2014

ALL APPLICANTS: Complete the LRW Employment Application

Where to Apply

available at 11 Clearwater Drive, Little Rock, OR CURRENT EMPLOYEES: Completethe In-House application found on RePortal.

Work Location Clearwater Administration Building, 11 Clearwater Drive, Little Rock, AR

Scope of Responsibilities

Provides direction and supervises purchasing/procurement staff for day-to-day purchasing/procurement activities. Oversees entire bid process. Documents processes and procedures. Provides continuing training and education opportunities for staff. Ensures quality control for LRW purchasing/procurement activities. Administers internal Purchasing Card ("P-Card") program. Directs the disposal of surplus supplies.


Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for formal degree.
5 years experience in purchasing/procurement management or related.
2 years supervisory experience (minimum).
Must be Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB), or ability to achieve certification within 1 year.
Certification as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of public purchasing principles, procedures and methods.
Knowledge of Federal, state and local purchasing laws.
Knowledge of contract specifications and negotiations.
Knowledge of technical writing, contracting, and agreement negotiations.
Knowledge of quality control, value analysis, and life cycle costing principles.
Knowledge of computers using Windows-based word processing software, Hansen program, spreadsheet and database applications a plus.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to supervise, communicate, and lead project team members.
Ability to schedule tasks from various other departments as required to meet deadlines.
Ability to make presentations to LRW staff, regulatory agencies, city officials, and the public as required.
Ability to communicate effectively with government agencies, consulting engineers, contractors, and the general public.
Ability to prepare clear, concise reports.
Ability to document programs and procedures.
Ability to schedule projects and meet deadlines.
Ability to obtain and maintain valid Arkansas driver's license.

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