The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC) is seeking highly motivated and innovative candidates to work as the Assistant Procurement Officer.

  • Prepares bid packages in accordance with federal and state requirements for goods and services and construction related projects for the Commission.
  • Advertises bids in the required manner in various publications including the Commonwealth’s Central Register and the Goods and Services Bulletins.
  • Issues bid addendums and contract amendments/change orders.
  • Conducts bid openings; reviews and issues bids, requests for proposals and requests for quotations; makes recommendations concerning acceptance or rejection.
  • Reviews and approves requisitions, and contracts for multiple vendors.  Enters and maintains data in all automated procurement systems utilized by the department.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Procurement Office and other Commission departments, as well as outside vendors, businesses and community organizations.
  • Receives and investigates complaints and bid protests.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of departmental policies and procedures


  • Significant knowledge of management principles applicable to local government or business.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Massachusetts public procurement statutes; MGL C149, C30, C39m, C30B, C7, S38a-o.
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts COMBUYS website.
  • Comprehensive experience in development of bids.
  • Strong analytical skills and decision-making capacity.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong ability to manage complex workloads and firm deadlines.
  • Ability to carry out difficult people related tasks.
  • Expert computer software user.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Limited public speaking is expected.
  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in business administration or related fields.
  • A minimum of five years to 10 years of professional procurement experience
  • Certification as Massachusetts Certified Public Procurement Official (MCPPO) required within the first year.

Qualified candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to