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Contracting Officer 00474 (Agency Only)

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Working Title:

Contracting Officer 00474 (Agency Only)

Role Title:

Procurement Officer I

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Type of Posting:

Current CNU/Agency Employees Only

Designated Personnel:


Responsible Employee:

This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

Statement of Economic Interest:


Departmental Objective:

The mission of Christopher Newport University’s Office of Procurement Services is to enhance internal and external communications to facilitate the achievement of the agency mission and goals through developing an efficient management structure to increase organizational efficiency and improve performance across all areas. Procurements shall be carried out in an effective, economical, fair, and impartial manner in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Virginia Public Procurement Act, the Agency Procurement and Surplus Property Manual, the Vendor’s Manual, the Construction & Professional Services Manual, VITA Buy IT Manual, and University policies and procedures.

Purpose of the Position:

Independently coordinate and develop solicitations and contracts in compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements for a variety of highly specialized and complex goods and services to include goods and non-professional services, professional services, technology goods and services, and construction. Communicates with University Vice-Presidents, and other high-level administrators, faculty, and staff members to determine technical specifications and appropriate contractual terms and conditions needed to procure services and provide legal protection to the University and the Commonwealth. Remains knowledgeable on current laws, policies and procedures; advises University staff as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:

Required: Knowledge of the principles and practices of procurement of goods, services and printing. Demonstrated ability to procure high dollar and high volume commodities including technical and/or research equipment and supplies. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to follow supervisor instructions, high attention to detail and maintain harmonious working relationships. Preferred: Thorough working knowledge of Commonwealth of Virginia procurement policies and procedures.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent with training and extensive related work experience in the area of procurement.

Experience Required: Experience in procurement of supplies, equipment and services. Experience in developing and maintaining various contracts to include those for professional and non-professional services. Demonstrated experience in procuring high dollar and high volume goods and services. Experience with word processing and spreadsheets.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Education Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree and Virginia Contracting Officer certification or ability to obtain within a year. Course work in business including business contract law or related curriculum.

Experience Preferred: Experience using eVA (electronic Virginia). Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Salary Information:

Minimum $45,000, Commensurate with Education and Experience

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Conditions of Employment:

Per the Governor’s order, as a state employee, you would be required to disclose vaccine status. If you are fully vaccinated, you must provide documents confirming this status. The Governor requires that all employees who are unvaccinated, or not yet fully vaccinated to be tested weekly until they are fully vaccinated. This is a condition of employment.

This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period; This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits; Selected candidate must attend 3-day New Employee Orientation Program.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
CNU will only accept online applications through the website. Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Applicants are welcome to complete an online application by using computers located in the Office of Human Resources. Address: CNU North – 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Public computers are also available in nearby libraries and at the Virginia Employment Commission. Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).
Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their application, in order to receive credit.
Applicant finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, individuals are required to complete a USCIS Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) and present documentation from the USCIS List of Acceptable Documents that establishes both their identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. The provided documents will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify website.
CNU, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), is fully committed to access and opportunity.

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Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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