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Director, Contracts and Procurement

Boston, MA

The primary objective for the Director of Contracts and Procurement is to consistently acquire appropriate goods and services, for the best value, in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, executive orders, policies and procedures, in a timely manner, to support the mission, goals, objectives and initiatives of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

The Director of Contracts and Procurement oversees the formulation, development and implementation of purchasing, negotiations, contracts and encumbrance operations for EOLWD. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Contracts and Procurement reviews existing federal/state purchasing procurement and contracting regulations and develop procedures which support the regulations and the operation of the Agency administration and service delivery goals, objectives and initiatives.

The Director of Contracts and Procurement develops systems to maintain the availability of needed goods and services in a timely manner. To achieve position requirements, the incumbent must function as EOLWD's Purchasing Agent and Chief Negotiator working in conjunction with managers and state officials to insure EOLWD's acquisition of goods and services is administered in compliance with established laws, regulations, policies and procedures in a cost effective manner. In overseeing procurement functions, the Director of Contracts and Procurement coordinates with agency management and state officials to plan and negotiate bidding and contracting processes.

This role requires the incumbent to communicate and coordinate activities within EOLWD and with external state entities, for example, the Office of the State Comptroller, Operational Services Division, and Division of Capitol Asset Management. The Director of Contracts and Procurement oversees the operation of Commonwealth's Request for Response Policy as it relates to the procurement of goods and services for the Agency.

The Director of Contracts and Procurement ensures the Agency complies with the Governor's and Lt. Governor's Affirmative Market Program (AMP), as set forth in Executive Order #390 and various Executive Orders that relate to the Commonwealth's Procurement Policies.

The Director of Contracts and Procurement serves on state-wide committees and teams to develop, support and/or design programs and policies that enhance and foster the Commonwealth's contracting and procurement mission, objectives and initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of state procurement law, regulations, policies, rules and practices
  • Considerable knowledge of grants/contracts award processes
  • Knowledge of state procurement system Commonwealth Procurement Access and Solicitation System (Comm-PASS)
  • Considerable knowledge of the Massachusetts Management, Accounting and Reporting System (MMARS)
  • Ability to prepare and give oral presentations to both small and large diverse groups Considerable knowledge principles, practices and procedures of fiscal and administrative management
  • Working knowledge of the principles, practices of accounting and control techniques


Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least one (1) year must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.


I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.

II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.

III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.

IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.

Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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