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Position: Purchasing Agent
Municipality:Town of Groton
Close Date:4/29/2022




POSITION:                                                    PURCHASING AGENT

                                                                        Finance Department                                    

                                                                        Full-time position, 40 hours per week


STARTING SALARY RANGE:                   $73,402 - $84,413

POSITION RANGE:                                     $73,402 - $92,854      


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:                The Purchasing Agent directs and coordinates all activities of the procurement function entailing the purchase of equipment, supplies, and services in support of all Town departments within approved budgetary limits.  The Agent ensures departments receive goods and services, maintains efficiency in purchasing procedures and cost, and oversees a fair and open bidding process, as well as maintaining and controlling a capital asset system in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration or related field with five to seven years of experience in purchasing. A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements. Excellent written, oral, communication and negotiation skills needed. Familiarity with or ability to acquire knowledge of computer applications to support the purchasing functions.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:              Certified Public Purchasing Officer/Buyer (CPPO/CPPB) designation and/or National Institute of Government Purchasing Certification preferred.  Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operatorís License.


Individuals with disabilities who will need reasonable accommodation to complete the selection process should inform the Human Resources Department on or before the application deadline. Documentation supporting the need for this accommodation may be required.


SELECTION PROCEDURE:                        Review of qualifications with best qualified candidates eligible for oral interview.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:                   Applications are available in the Human Resources Office,

Groton Town Hall, 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340 or at

www.groton-ct.gov. Applications must be returned on or

before April 29, 2022.



                                                                        Arnetia Green

                                                                        Director of Human Resources/Risk Management


*** The Town of Groton is an Equal Opportunity Employer ***

The Town values diversity at all levels, is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, and encourages all individuals to apply.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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