Procurement Technician – Comox Valley Regional District (Courtenay, BC)


Procurement Technician

Permanent Full-time

We are currently seeking a Procurement Technician to join our Financial Services team. The Procurement Technician is responsible for administrative and technical support in maintaining an organization-wide function around procurement practices and identifying best value opportunities. Reporting to the Manager of Procurement, the primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Providing technical expertise in contract drafting and administration for procurement to ensure compliance to procurement principles;
  • Supporting the Manager in the implementation of bylaws, policies, systems and procedures;
  • Providing the administrative and technical support for purchase orders, invitations to tender, request for proposals, quotations, information and other procurement processes;
  • Ensuring CVRD compliance with all applicable policies, bylaws, regulations and legislation related to the competitive procurement process for public entities;
  • Facilitating the evaluation process, and administrative and technical review of contract agreements;
  • Maintaining the vendor performance program including providing support to the Manager in monitoring, evaluating, reporting and applying corrective measures as required;
  • Maintaining the contract database for all key contract information;
  • Developing and maintaining procurement record keeping;
  • Participating in the development of policies, procedures, forms, templates and providing content for procurement bid sites;
  • Supporting the Manager in assisting other managers in determining the appropriate procurement process and in the preparation of procurement documents;
  • Representing the CVRD externally when directed by the Manager and engaging with external associations and organizations related to the procurement process within the public sector.

Our ideal candidate is:

  • Knowledgeable in public procurement with up to two years of experience, preferably in a local government or other government setting including thorough knowledge of trade agreements, supply chain management practices, tax protocol for GST, contract law and other related legislation;
  • Educated in supply chain management or business administration at the post-secondary level (certificate program of up to two years in duration);
  • Actively pursuing certification within the procurement industry (enrollment in an approved public sector procurement program or equivalent training within six months of being in the job is required);
  • Passionate about detail-oriented work and committed to continuous improvement;
  • A strong communicator with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills;
  • Organized, efficient and able to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Professional, courteous and diplomatic with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • A strategic thinker with a creative approach to problem solving;
  • Proficient in policy interpretation with strong analytical and writing skills;
  • An advanced user of Microsoft Word and highly proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Membership with the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), National Institute of Governmental Purchasing or similar procurement association is considered an asset.
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License is required.

This is a CUPE Local 556 position with a wage rate of $32.46 per hour.

To review the complete job description and to apply go to

The closing date for this position is January 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Applications for available positions with the CVRD must be received prior to the indicated closing date and time. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Comox Valley Regional District is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals.

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