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Contract and Purchasing Unit Supervisor



This position will have remote and hybrid workplace options available but will still be required to report to the listed address at the discretion of the supervisor and based on business need.

The Department of Labor and Employment keeps Colorado strong and competitive. We connect workers with great jobs and assist those who have been injured on the job. We help people who are unemployed through no fault of their own by providing temporary wage replacement and we ensure fair labor practices. We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy that helps in decision making. And we protect the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs.

This is a values-driven organization, committed to accountability, agility, collaboration, and respect.

We believe in outstanding customer service, an inclusive culture, continued process improvement and in our role as a trusted and strategic partner. Recognizing that knowledgeable employees drive our success, we are seeking dedicated individuals who exhibit our shared values and our passion for quality and excellence in all we do.
In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

CDLE has implemented a pilot program on March 1st, 2022 which will award Disability Hiring Preference Points similar to the Veterans’ Preference Points program. During your application process you will be asked if you would like to be considered for either of these programs for additional points in the hiring process. To learn more about Disability Hiring Preference and what will be required to participate, please visit our website:

PLEASE NOTE: With the beginning of this program, CDLE will no longer accept attachments of any kind with applications. Please be as thorough as possible in documenting your education and work history in the application system. Attachments will not be accepted or considered during any phase of the hiring process including minimum qualification screening, comparative analysis, or interviews.

Description of Job
The salary range for this position is:
$3,342.92 - $4,027.85 Biweekly
$7,243.00 - $8,727.00 Monthly
$86,916.00 - $104,724.00 Annually

The Purchasing and Contracts Services unit exists to coordinate and direct Department wide Policies and activities for purchasing, contracting, contract performance monitoring, Credit Cards Program (PCard, Travel Card, Event/Department, Program Cards, Fleet Cards), and e-Procurement Programs.

This position exists to manage and coordinate the procurement of Information Technology based goods and services necessary for the operation of the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) by reviewing the specifications detailed in the requests for commodities and services and selecting the proper procurement vendor selection method; interviewing vendors concerning the product or service needs, negotiating price, product and delivery terms; negotiating vendor's terms and conditions to obtain the best value and least risk to CDLE; educate program staff in the various procurement processes and requirements, and fiscal rules; coordinating preparation of emergency, and other non-routine procurements; approving and processing, as appropriate, the purchase order (or request preparation of a contract or agreement) required to acquire goods or services; developing, issuing, and evaluating formal and informal solicitations; advising managers and staff of CDLE regarding the provisions of the Colorado Procurement Code and Rules, other pertinent State laws and rules, and CDLE policies and procedures that are applicable to each procurement situation; mediating vendor and user complaints. This position acts as the supervisor of the PCS IT Purchasing and Contracting Team. This position is responsible for the training, growth, and improved performance of all PCS's IT purchasing and contracting experts.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study including Purchasing,
Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Material Management, Law, Mathematics, Public Policy, or a closely related field a field of study related to the work assignment. 


Four (4) years of professional experience in drafting, negotiating and executing contracts and other purchasing or procurement activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • State Government Procurement Experience, including conducting all types of solicitations (RFP, IFB, DQ, Sole Source, Emergencies, etc.)
  • Experience in Information Technology procurements or contracts.
  • Process Improvement experience
  • Experience performing alike duties as a State of Colorado classified employee.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be a Colorado resident at time of application.
  • You must pass a thorough background check prior to employment to include the E-Verify process.


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.
Supplemental Information
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Minimum Qualification Screening
A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, CDLE does not accept attachments of any kind during the application process. Part-time work experience will be prorated.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application. CDLE does not accept attachments of any kind during the application process.

Comparative Analysis Process – Structured Application Review
After minimum qualification screening, the comparative analysis process for this position will involve a review and rating of all the information you submit with your application materials. Therefore, it is extremely important to document in the work experience/job duties portion of your online application the extent to which you possess the education, experience, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications as outlined in the job announcement. It is also important to thoroughly answer all supplemental questions (if listed) as your answers to these questions will be evaluated during this phase.

Supplemental Questions
Answer the supplemental questions on the application completely and thoughtfully. Your answers may be rated based on your writing ability (spelling, grammar, and clarity of your writing) as well as the content of your answer.


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Jay Wilson, at Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For all other inquiries about this recruitment effort, please call 303-318-8200.