We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for a Buyer / Senior Buyer in our Financial Services Department. The Buyer will report directly to the District CFO and work on a variety of procurement activities including: developing and administering Request for Proposals (RFPs) District-wide, administering the competitive bidding process, managing District contracts, reviewing insurance requirements, and enforcing public-sector procurement policies and regulations.
Experience with Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotes (RFQs), & Request for Information (RFIs)
Critical Thinking - Analytically and logically evaluating information to ensure it meets developed criteria.
Customer Focus - Attending to the needs and expectations of both internal and external customers, and exploring options until customers are satisfied.
Relationship Building - Establishing rapport and maintaining productive relationships.
Informing - Stays informed and shares information with others without being asked.
Adaptability - Flexible in work methods and responds positively to change.
Writing - Ability to draft RFPs, contracts, and other written documents in an organized and concise manner.
Attention to Detail - Shows a high level of thoroughness in handling the details of the job.
About Our District
Mesa Water is an independent, top-performing special district, located in Costa Mesa, California, which is just minutes away from the coast, and home to a vibrant community in the heart of Orange County, including top schools, businesses, restaurants, and landmarks such as Segerstrom Center for the Arts, OC Fair & Event Center, South Coast Plaza, and more. At Mesa Water, you’ll be part of an award-winning agency that provides 100% local and reliable groundwater to more than 110,000 residents and businesses throughout Costa Mesa, parts of Newport Beach, and unincorporated areas of Orange County. Mesa Water is the only water district in the county to provide its community with water sourced entirely from local groundwater supplies.
An industry leader, and the most efficient water agency in Orange County, Mesa Water is known for its entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit, forward-thinking business practices and technologies, and commitment to remarkable customer service. Employees are provided with an excellent benefits package offering $1,600/month in flex credits, participation in CalPERS, a matching 457b plan (up to 3%), a generous education reimbursement program, and a wealth of training and professional development opportunities. To learn more, follow @MesaWater on Facebook, Instagram, and visit MesaWater.org.
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work or specialized training in public administration, business administration, or a related field. An associate degree is highly desirable.
Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible procurement experience, including administering RFPs and managing agency/company contracts, preferably in a public-sector agency.
Education: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration or a related field.
Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible advanced procurement experience, including administering RFPs and managing agency/company contracts, preferably in a public-sector agency.
Certifications and Licenses: Valid class “C” California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record.
We current have one vacancy. The level at which the position will be filled is at the Department's discretion and is based on candidate qualifications.
Only online applications with completed supplemental questions will be accepted. This is a continuous recruitment. Interested candidates must submit an application online by the initial deadline of Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM in order to be considered in the first round of review
Mesa Water District is a local government agency providing water to over 110,000 residents including homes, business and industries in Costa Mesa, parts of Newport Beach, and some unincorporated areas of Orange County including the John Wayne Airport. An industry leader, Mesa Water is known for its advanced water treatment practices and use of multiple technologies. The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors, who appoints the General Manager. The General Manager is responsible for directing approximately 55 employees in the operation of the District.