Position Description

Procurement Specialist, Operations (Information Technology)
Location ON, Ottawa - Contract Services
Requisition Number 5882
Openings 1
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Who Can Apply?:
Internal (DCC Employees) and External (General Public)
Salary Range:
$97,380- $131,463
Employment status:
Term Length:
Security Level:
Language Requirement:
Bilingual Mandatory
Closing Date:
Reporting to (Title):
National Service Line Leader, Contract Services



The  Procurement Specialist, Operations (Information Technology) (IT) coordinates and tracks procurement planning activities, manages procurement risks and researches innovative ways to manage procurements for all IT programs throughout the region. The incumbent manages the Client-Partner relationship and develops creative solutions for IT procurements, focusing on quality and timeliness of deliverables. 

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative but not all-inclusive:
• Provide advice on all aspects of procurement to meet DCC and Client-Partner needs for complex IT related procurements
• Lead procurements for upcoming IT related systems and services, some of which include: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Cloud Managed Services, Enterprise Content Management System, Corporate Services Management Tool, Endpoint Device replacement, etc. 
• Coordinate, implement and track procurement planning activities for all IT related programs
• Lead, participate in and promote strategic procurement planning with DCC and the Client-Partners for IT related procurements
• Negotiate procurement approaches and performance measures with the Client-Partners for all IT related programs
• Coordinate the procurement activities, such as developing solicitation documents and IT agreement terms, coordinate the evaluation and vendor/supplier selection process
• Review and approve the initiation and award of contracts within delegated authority
• Make recommendations on the initiation and award of contracts exceeding delegated authority
• Ensure all contracting activities are carried out in an ethical and transparent manner to facilitate access, and ensure competition and best value
• Research innovative procedures (e.g. process improvements, procurement techniques for unique requirements)
• Develop and maintain effective relationships within DCC, and with industry, the Client-Partners and/or stakeholders
• Ensure quality standards are met, in line with corporate and Client-Partner expectations
• Manage risk

• Support the Regional Service Line Leader, Contract Services, in coaching and mentoring service line staff
• Conduct market reviews and research strategic sourcing opportunities where appropriate
• Review and provide advice to stakeholders in requirements gathering/scope definition as necessary 
• Help create strategies for complex procurements
• Other duties as assigned


General and Specific Knowledge
• Information Technology, cybersecurity, cloud applications
• Best practices, methods, trends and legislation in procurement
• DCC and Client-Partner procurement processes and procedures
• Government policies and trade agreements
• Project and risk management principles
• Negotiating and drafting IT agreements

Formal Education and/or Certification(s) and Experience
Minimum: university degree in computer engineering, computer science or related field with more than eight years’ relevant experience in the information technology field, or the equivalent

• Understanding of the IT industry and able to develop solicitation documents for procurement of DCC’s IT requirements
• Use applicable computer software and operating systems
• Apply project and risk management techniques
• Demonstrate leadership, as well as a collaborative approach

• Provide functional direction and advice to other employees and to Client-Partners

• Typical office environment with occasional travel

Check out the benefits


Working with DCC offers excellent opportunities for growth – and entitles you to one of the job market’s best benefits packages. In your role as Procurement Specialist, Operations (Information Technology), your package is valued at 25% to 30% of your salary.


Your package will include:

  • Public service pension
  • 100% employer-paid annual sick leave, health and dental premiums, and life, accidental death, and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • $300 Wellness Allowance (e.g., gym membership)
  • $1,500 for mental health services on top of regular $1,500 paramedical coverage
  • $750 Health Care Spending Account (for some medical expenses that aren’t covered under provincial plans or our standard insurance plan)
  • Telus Virtual Health Care
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up plan to 93% of regular gross earnings for a maximum of 17 weeks
  • Hybrid workplace options including $400 allowance every two years to support work-from-home options
  • Enhanced inConfidence employee and family assistance program
  • Deluxe travel benefit plans
  • Comprehensive vacation and other paid leave plans

To begin a career with Defence Construction Canada (DCC), you must be a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.  As a condition of employment with DCC, a minimum reliability security status clearance is required and some roles may require secret security status clearance.

DCC is responsible for the Personnel Security Clearance process. Typically to be eligible for a "Reliability" clearance, you must have five years of verifiable background information and to be eligible for a "Secret" clearance, you must have 10 years of verifiable background information. The process usually involves reference inquiries, verification of qualifications, criminal records checks, and credit checks (as required) and may require fingerprints. For more information about obtaining a security clearance, please review the Standard on Security Screening.

The appropriate security clearance is a condition of employment and it is the candidate’s or employee’s responsibility to ensure, they are able to obtain and maintain their required security level clearance to begin or continue their employment with DCC.  Failure to obtain or maintain, the appropriate level of security clearance means either the candidate or employee will not receive a job offer, the conditional offer will be rendered null and void or their employment will be terminated with cause. A thorough security clearance process will be applied to all candidates or employees considered for an appointment; this process includes inquiries, verifications and assessments regarding matters such as, but not limited to:

  • criminal record checks

  • reference checks

  • previous employment

  • open source checks

  • credit/financial status

DCC's Code of Business Conduct (Code) is a condition of employment. It serves to enhance public confidence in the integrity of DCC Employees and provides clarity to Employees on a number of issues, including real or perceived conflicts of interest. Before applying to this (or any) position at DCC, candidates shall familiarize themselves with the Code, because new employees are required to certify that they have read, understood, and agreed to observe the Code upon commencing work at DCC. Employees are further required to review their obligations under the Code and notify the President's Office of any changes in their circumstances at the earliest possible opportunity, and to complete the Annual Update once a year.

Be part of a diverse and inclusive workplace!

At DCC, we are committed to ensuring everyone has a voice and can be their authentic selves in our workplace. We actively encourage applications from all, including but not limited to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. We also welcome applications from those who are not Canadian citizens who are eligible to work in Canada and have at least 5 years of verifiable background information.

DCC is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all requests for accommodation based on a medical contraindication, religion or another prohibited ground for discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. Should you require accommodation, please email careers@dcc-cdc.gc.ca.

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