RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO CREATE A CAREER LADDER FOR BUYER POSITIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

WHEREAS, the Procurement Division of the Department of Finance has experienced substantial turnover in the Buyer series of position classifications; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Finance believes the turn-over among Buyers will be reduced by the provision of promotional opportunities; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Finance, Procurement Division, requests to implement a career ladder program that includes continuing authorization to promote employees from Buyer to Senior Buyer as they meet the following criteria:

1.      Five years of experience in public procurement;

2.   Professional certification such as CPPO (Certified Public Purchasing Officer), CPPB (Certified Professional Public Buyer), VCO (Virginia Contracting Officer) or VCC (Virginia Construction Contracting Officer);

3.      Experience in a progressively complex level of procurement such as construction,  architectural and engineering services, Request for Proposals, Invitation for Bids, negotiating contracts and/or administration of contract law; and

4.   Recommendation of the supervisor and the approval of the director; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of August 2002, That a career ladder program for Buyer positions be established within the Department of Finance, Division of Procurement.