Senior Procurement Officer

Posting Date: Apr 16, 2024

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

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The Procurement Services branch in Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction works toward Government of Alberta's (GoA) mandate for efficient, open, and transparent procurement. 


We are recruiting Senior Procurement Officers in the Corporate Purchasing unit of the Procurement Services Branch. This unit provides centralized services for all GoA ministries that need to acquire supplies. Our team leads competitive procurements, in alignment with trade agreements and provincial legislation.


The Procurement Services Branch is a great place to build your public sector procurement career, with opportunities for future career advancement in a growing, dynamic team. If you have ever tagged something #procurementgeek, this is the place to call home.


Job Information

Job Title: Senior Procurement Officer 
Job Requisition ID: 52196
Ministry: Service Alberta and Red tape Reduction
Location: Edmonton
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours/week
Regular/Temporary: Ongoing
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Classification: Program Services 4
Salary: ​$2,757.39 to $3,604.17 bi-weekly ($71,968 - $94,069/year)

Role Responsibilities

Are you a procurement professional looking for your next opportunity in the public service? Do you wish you could spread your enthusiasm for trade agreements, generic specifications, and well-crafted RFx documents? 


If the answer is yes, we want you to join our procurement team!


We are looking for Senior Procurement Officers to lead supplies procurements for all GoA departments. These positions report to a Procurement Manager in the Corporate Purchasing unit. 


As a Senior Procurement Officer, you will:
•    Conduct open and fair procurements that comply with trade agreements, government legislation and purchasing policies;
•    Work closely with client departments, developing clear and concise solicitation documents;   
•    Support clients during the full procurement cycle;
•    Independently provide accurate procurement advice/information to clients;
•    Integrate information to respond appropriately to vendor enquiries;
•    Use the Supply Chain Management functions of the GoA’s Enterprise Resource Planning system (1GX);
•    Evaluate vendor responses and prepare recommendations for contract awards; and 
•    Proactively resolve contract issues with vendors.



To be successful in this role you must:
•    Be familiar with procurement strategies relevant to a wide variety of goods;
•    Be a great communicator, who is organized and attentive to details;
•    Be motivated to work independently to solve problems;
•    Be comfortable balancing diverse, sometimes conflicting client needs; 
•    Make sound judgments about how to interpret and respond to client and vendor enquiries;
•    Look for ways to be a positive influence, even without positional authority; 
•    Have (or be able to develop) user expertise in a complex Enterprise Resource Planning IT system (1GX); 
•    Know how to apply process, policy, and legislation in a public service context.


In addition, as a Senior Procurement Officer, you: 
•    Understand all aspects of public sector procurement, including trade agreements and requirements for open, competitive tendering; and
•    Have experience developing functional specifications for inclusion in RFx documents.

Qualifications (continued)

Your cover letter and resume will be used to assess your qualifications, including your written communication skills and your attention to detail.


To be considered for this competition, your application must include a cover letter and resume.


Ensure your cover letter meets all of the following criteria:
•    Includes a professional salutation;
•    Identifies the relevant job opportunity;
•    Written concisely, without spelling/grammatical errors; 
•    Provides specific information about the number of years of experience you have in procurement, and how many of those years were in public sector procurement; and
•    Clearly explains why you have chosen to pursue a career in public sector procurement.


Ensure your resume meets all of the following criteria:
•    Includes starting and ending month & year of each role;
•    Provides information about each role, using concise bullet points to clarify its relevance to the requirements of this job;
•    Clear, consistent layout that demonstrates your attention to detail; and
•    Appropriate, professional grammar, spelling and style.


Applications without a cover letter and resume that meet all of these criteria will not be considered.


The minimum recruitment standards for the Senior Procurement Officer, Program Services 4 (PS4) classification are:
•    University graduation in a related field and 4 years of progressively responsible related experience in public sector procurement.


Equivalencies to these recruitment standards are:
•    Directly related experience in public sector procurement can be considered on the basis of 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.
•    Directly related education can be considered on the basis of 1 year of education for 1 year of experience.


If you do not meet the minimum recruitment standards (or equivalents) for the PS4 classification, but you are interested in building your public sector procurement career in the Corporate Purchasing unit, you can still apply. However, your application can only be considered for a position at a lower classification.


The following are considered assets:
•    Professional purchasing certification (e.g. SCMP or similar);
•    Experience using Ariba supply chain management software (or similar);
•    Experience navigating GoA’s 1GX technology system;
•    Knowledge of GoA’s policies, organizational structures and machinery of government.


Review all sections of this job ad and ensure your cover letter and resume meet the listed criteria. Applications without a cover letter and resume that meet the criteria will not be considered.


This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies. 


Our office is located at Oxbridge Place in downtown Edmonton (9820 106 Street). Hybrid work options may be available (3 days in the office, 2 days working from home).


Hours of Work are Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm, with one hour lunch break. Flexible work schedules may be available on a case-by-case basis, subject to government policy and operational viability.


Any costs associated with obtaining required documents/checks or interview travel expenses will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in. 

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APS Competencies
Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

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How To Apply

Ensure you have carefully reviewed the complete job ad before you apply.


Candidates are required to apply online. Visit to access tips for GoA’s online application system.


If you are not currently an employee with GoA, the first step in applying for a job is creating a candidate profile within our online application system. Click here to access the main log in page. Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at


GoA employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application to be recognized as an internal applicant.


Tips for Applicants: 


It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Liliane Karara at