Dedicated Civil Servant with more than twenty years experience, well versed in multiple local municipal functional areas. Skilled at creative problem solving, self-starter, and independent thinker. Excels at public speaking and building dynamic teams to promote diverse end user and governing board authority approval, as well as citizen engagement and community relations, to achieve continual process improvement. Talented and strategic planner possessing a solid understanding of Government Procurement and Contracts negotiations and administration. Manages multiple projects under tight deadlines.
Provide advanced level, professional support to the Director of Development Services and City Engineer. Under the direction of the Director, works closely with internal City Departments and other public agencies to deliver a variety of administrative support activities to assist the Building, Planning, Engineering, Public Works, and Hangtown Creek Water Reclamation Facility Divisions of the City of Placerville. Interprets, applies, and assists in the development of policies, procedures, and City Codes.
Assist departments on a County wide basis with the facilitation and management of professional service contracts and competitive selection processes. Works closely with County Counsel and Risk management to successfully accommodate departments with the acquisition of needed goods and services. Provided overall guidance and direction to departments regarding procurement policies, County Ordinances, County Charter, Government Code, and Public Contract Code requirements.
Act as the County Purchasing Agent with responsibility for the direct management and oversight of the procurement of goods and services for all County departments. Provide direction to procurement staff and departments relative to procurement and contracting processes and procedures. Management of various support services functions and operations, including, central stores warehousing, surplus property, mail courier services, and print shop services.
Review and audit of procurement transactions, detailed audit of claims/vouchers for financial obligations to vendors in amounts of $10,000.00 or greater. Make recommendations to the County Auditor-Controller regarding complex procurement and contract transactions. Work closely with the Offices of County Counsel and Risk Management regarding the audit and compliance of procurement related acquisitions by departments County wide. Advise County departments regarding contract administration and policy compliance, including compliance with departmental grant requirements. Assist in the development of departmental policies and procedures.
Acquisitions, administrative support, budget development and administration, consulting and contract administration, Government grant acquisition compliance and requirements, Ordinance, public policy and procedure development and implementation, personnel management and policies, public speaking and presentations, proposal preparations, evaluations, and awards, Risk/Insurance Administration, training, and experience utilizing most Microsoft Office applications.
Historical Professional Memberships:
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP)
California Association of Public Procurement Officials
Co-Founder: Northern California Public Contracts Consortium
El Dorado County Managers' Association Member; President; Vice President; Executive Board Member; and Labor/Bargaining Unit Negotiations Team Representative.
El Dorado County Employees Association Local #1 Member; Board of Director; Labor/Bargaining Unit Negotiations Team Representative; Participation on various committees, including but not limited to contracting out, scholarship fund, newsletter, picnic, etc.; and labor/management personnel tripartite hearing panel member.
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 39 Member
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