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Our mission is to save lives, reduce injuries and economic loss, administer Ohio’s motor vehicle laws and preserve the safety and wellbeing of all citizens.

What You’ll Do

Ohio Department of Public Safety – Fiscal – Procurement Services

Report in location: 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223

Work hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Direct & coordinate the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) procurement activities for the section to purchase goods, services, & equipment for all divisions within the agency; Develop update and maintain agency purchasing procedures and processes. Plan work, monitor work, follow up as needed, train staff and vendors and agency partners and others as needed. Implement changes (i.e., analyze, develop, & edit ODPS procurement policies & operational procedures & ensures operational procedures are within state statute, OAC, ORC, & executive orders); Establish priorities & supervise staff (e.g., provide developmental opportunities, coach staff to foster growth and development, evaluate performance, recommend discipline); Review bids/solicitations for completeness, clarity, & accuracy; Ensure awards are made correctly to low responsive & responsible bidder; Assign requisitions (i.e., OhioBuys or other system) to staff; Reviews all requisitions from agency divisions or personnel, edit as needed & assign those requisitions to staff for processing (staff will edit and ensure correct & complete specifications for the desired materials). Manage procurement analyst assignments and conduct regular audits of staff work. Become a subject matter expert on the OhioBuys system (requisitions, solicitations, contracts, and vendor requirements).

Establish & maintain a management reporting system (e.g., prepare weekly, monthly, annual, reports, complete special projects, oversee preparation of reports on program status &/or expenditures, etc.) as delegated or assigned by the Chief of Procurement Services or immediate supervisor; Work with supervisors and staff in the development of departmental budget in regards to Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) & Encouraging Diversity Growth & Equity (EDGE) preference programs. Provide technical assistance & guidance to ODPS staff and vendors to ensure understanding & correct interpretation of contract development, solicitation, evaluation, & award processes.

Oversee BMV inventory & distribution operations performed by ODPS staff assigned to Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections (DRC) facility (e.g., manufacturing & distribution of license plates, county stickers & other miscellaneous inventory items; work closely with DRC OPI staff & inmates to ensure quality production & timely distribution; manage a complex supply chain to maintain proper inventory levels for all supplies & goods); Complete special projects delegated by the Director’s Office, CFO’s Office, Chief or Assistant Chief of Procurement Services; Act as a liaison between vendors, government agencies, ODPS divisions, private industry, general public, & other agency officials; Attend &/or conduct meetings; Respond to telephone, email, US mail, OhioBuys inquiries, and any complaints. Serve on various committees as needed. Visit DPS locations as needed to learn, train and manage procurement actives; Perform other related duties as assigned (e.g., vendor utilization reports, historical spending, pricing, commodity research, etc.).

What’s In It For You

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Employee Development Funds

  • The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.
    Deferred Compensation
    • The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
      Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

      Completion of graduate core in public or business administration, purchasing, materials management, contracting, acquisition management or logistics, supply chain management, operations management or other sourcing related field; 18 mos. exp. or 18 mos. trg. in purchasing/procurement/sourcing.

      • Or completion of undergraduate core in public or business administration, purchasing, materials management, contracting, acquisition management or logistics, supply chain management, operations management or other sourcing related field; 30 mos. exp. or 30 mos. trg. in purchasing/procurement/sourcing.
      • Or 54 mos. exp. or 54 mos. trg. in purchasing/procurement/sourcing to include exp. in performing spend analysis, developing sourcing strategy & evaluating vendor performance.
      • Or 12 mos. exp. as Sourcing Planner, 64514.
      • Or 24 mos. exp. as Senior Sourcing Analyst, 64513.
      • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

      Primary Location

      United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County-Columbus

      Work Locations

      Charles D Shipley Building


      Public Safety

      Classified Indicator


      Bargaining Unit / Exempt




      Work Hours

      7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


      34.70 per hour

      Unposting Date

      Sep 23, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

      Job Function


      Job Level

      Manager / Supervisor

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