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Director, Contracts and Procurement
San Mateo County Transit District

San Mateo County Transit District is searching for a Director, Contracts and Procurement. The Director, Contracts and Procurement reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for direction of the contracts and procurement department for the District (SamTrans), the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain), and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA). This position will oversee all phases of procurement of supplies, equipment, rolling stock, materials, services, professional services, construction, other public works projects, and asset disposition. The ideal candidate should be nimble and able to navigate competing priorities by leading other managers and the staff of 20. Familiarity with federal procurement regulations is important and experience with public works and capital construction projects is necessary. The best fit will be an independent leader who can take ownership and responsibility while keeping their leadership informed of important issues and needs. Candidates should enjoy a fast-paced environment that is rarely boring with a diverse portfolio of projects and services. Organizational investment in transportation infrastructure will be in the billions of dollars and the professional staff is eager and ready to support the new Director in managing critical procurements. Staff members enjoy a dynamic organization that fosters personal development and professional advancement. The District’s core values include integrity, customer focus, respect, quality, teamwork, leadership, and accountability – the successful candidate will champion these values and foster a culture of customer service, both inside and outside of the organization.


Location: San Carlos, California
Salary: $149,062 - $223,592
Final filing date: First review of applications: June 8, 2020

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.