July 31, 2023

Best Job Yet: Being Part of the Team

Public Works employee Maria Bosques shares why she loves her job in contracts and procurement.
Maria Bosques working with staff member

When Maria Bosques applied for a position at the City of Virginia Beach, she was intrigued by the idea of working for the city where her family calls home. “I love the city of Virginia Beach. I love the people,” she said.

Having experience with contracts as a paralegal, Maria was drawn to a contract specialist position in the Public Works Department. A central function of this job is to move a contract through all the proper steps to be approved as a purchase order, which is what enables construction and other contracted work to begin.

Contract Specialist Maria Bosques

As a self-proclaimed ‘people person,’ Maria enjoys interacting with workers in many different roles. “In my job, I meet the contractor. I work with the project managers, my team, other divisions,” she said. “I love that I get to see what’s going on in the City.”

Maria appreciates the ways her job directly impacts her community. “I see the construction, the engineering going on around town, and I smile,” she said. “I tell my family, ‘Hey, I'm part of that team!’”

While learning the nuances of contracts and procurement in local government, Maria credits her co-workers with setting her up for success.

“If I have a question, I can go to someone on my team. They give me the information I need, and I roll with it,” she said. “We work together, and we succeed together.”

Find YOUR best job yet. Check out current employment opportunities with the City of Virginia Beach at virginiabeach.gov/careers.

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