The Position. The Purchasing Supervisor serves as the principal purchasing official overseeing the District’s procurement and warehouse activities, which include supervising two Warehouse Technicians. This position reports to the Finance Manager.
The Purchasing Supervisor strategically sources and procures cost-effective, diversified, and reliable materials, supplies, equipment, and services to support District operations. The Purchasing Supervisor collaborates and coordinates with representatives from various departments to understand procurement needs, conducts product research to develop, implement, and execute the procurement of those needs; ensures compliance with procurement policies and procedures, oversees, inventory control systems, and administers the District’s procurement card program.
About Delta Diablo. Delta Diablo (formerly Delta Diablo Sanitation District) is an innovative California special district that provides wastewater resource recovery services for over 215,000 customers in the cities of Antioch and Pittsburg, and the unincorporated community of Bay Point. These services include secondary treatment of wastewater; production and distribution of recycled water; pollution prevention activities; beneficial use of biosolids as a soil amendment at land application sites; street sweeping; and household hazardous waste collection. Delta Diablo owns and operates a water resource recovery facility (WRRF) that provides secondary treatment for an average wastewater flow of 13 million gallons per day (MGD) and tertiary treatment for approximately 6 MGD to produce recycled water for use at two local power plants, a golf course, and irrigation customers.
Delta Diablo is governed by a three-member Board of Directors that includes a Pittsburg councilmember, an Antioch councilmember, and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Member representing the Bay Point community. Under the Board’s progressive leadership, the District continues to drive organizational excellence by ensuring a strategic approach to addressing near- and long-term challenges and embracing innovative approaches. This approach is critical to navigating competing resource needs and delivering our essential services to the local communities we serve in an effective, reliable, and financially sustainable manner.
The District continues to be recognized as a “Utility of the Future” by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Research Foundation, and the WateReuse Association for its outstanding industry leadership and progressive commitment to innovation, resource recovery, and “cutting-edge” practices. This prestigious award highlights the District’s broad regulatory compliance, water recycling, energy management, biosolids reuse, household hazardous waste collection, community engagement, and industry leadership. The District’s FY 2021/22 budget totals $43.5 million, which reflects planned operating and capital budgets of $29.3 million and $14.2 million, respectively. These expenditures are necessary for the District to continue meeting its core mission of protecting public health and the environment.
Minimum Qualifications. The selected candidate is required to have: 1) An Associates’ degree or equivalent combination of work experience, training, and education in business or public administration, finance, purchasing, or another related field; and 2) minimum of four (4) years of increasingly responsible full-time professional experience in procurement, public contracting, or finance involving the acquisition of goods and services; and 3) prior supervisory experience or two (2) years in a lead-level capacity.
The Ideal Candidate. The District is seeking an individual with strong technical skills and advanced knowledge of government procurement, contract management, and warehousing practices. The ideal candidate would possess a working knowledge of current principles and practices of public sector, governmental procurement, and supply-chain management. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the types of supplies, materials, and equipment commonly used by water and wastewater agencies. In addition, the ideal candidate would possess to demonstrated strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to build successful internal and external business relationships. Success in this position will require a customer-centered and collaborative leadership style along with prior experience in a supervisory or lead-level capacity that cultivates and develops staff by employing a mentoring and coaching approach to share knowledge and experience.