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Job Details
Company Name :
Volunteers of America Los Angeles
Company Location :
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Job Position :
Procurement Specialist Head Start
Job Category :
Jobs in California

Job Description :
About Us:
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories
Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOA – LA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at
Serving those who serve others – Supporting over 120 social service programs with responsive administrative and logistical efforts.
Through our Head Start and Early Head Start programs, we work with children (ages 0 – 5) and their families to provide the skills, confidence and stable home life necessary for a smooth transition into kindergarten and beyond. Children also receive a broad array of health services including screenings and referrals, maintenance of immunization schedules, nutrition assessments and follow-ups, mental health assessments as part of initial screenings, and determination if any mental or physical delays are present. Children receive health and dental services and have access to ongoing and acute and routine health and dental care. Enrolled children receive healthy meals, along with an assessment of their nutritional needs and the necessary follow-ups. Nutrition education is available for parents and incorporated into daily classroom activities for the children.
Cities served include: Carson, Commerce, Compton, Culver City, Del Rey, East Los Angeles, El Segundo, Harbor City, Hawthorne, South Central Los Angeles, Lomita, Lynwood, Mar Vista, Newhall, North Hollywood, Pacoima, Palms, Paramount, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Fernando, San Pedro, Santa Clarita, Shadow Hills, South Central Los Angeles, South LA, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sylmar, Torrance, Tujunga, Val Verde, Valencia, Valley Village, Wilmington.
The Procurement Specialist – Head Start/Early Head Start performs organization wide purchasing- focusing on the HS/EHS programs, and coordinates with the Children Services Programs the purchasing, quoting and bidding for goods and services in support of program operations.

Procurement processes

Organize a bidding process for goods and services for VOALA Corporate and Programs
Work with program managers to conduct procurement bids including preparation of bid packages, and documentation of bids and vendor selections
Conduct preferred vendor procurement bids
Draft contracts with winning bidders

Procurement administration

Train program managers in procurement processes and monitor adherence to process
Manage preferred vendor bid schedule
Manage contracts that require bidding (generally once every 3 years) and coordinates bidding process


Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications


Associates Degree in Accounting or Business-related field.
Or Two years procurement-related experience


3 years of Purchasing experience


Knows Federal Regulations regarding procurement for not-for-profit organizations


Microsoft operating system navigation, outlook, word, excel, power-point, internet browser.


Ability to communicate orally and written in English.
Ability to use computer to input and retrieve routine data
Sets priorities, handle multiple tasks, organized
Skilled problem solving and decision making,
Detail oriented, able to accurately interpret data.


Prompt, collaborative/team player


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business-related field
Certified Professional in Supply Management
Experience in not-for-profit organization and/or grant management preferred


Choice of 3 medical insurance plans
Choice of 2 dental insurance plans (one plan for employee only; has no premium)
Vision insurance plan
Voluntary Supplemental Coverage
Accidental Injury Coverage
Hospital Care Coverage
Critical Illness Coverage
Pet Insurance
Paid vacation time
Paid sick time
10 company paid holidays
Company funded 401a retirement pension plan
Optional employee contribution to 403b retirement savings plan
Life and AD&D insurance
Programs to maintain your health and well-being
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – (No cost to employee and 100% confidential)
Company funded Short-term Disability Insurance (STDI) Insurance
Company funded Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify as required by the federal government and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.

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