Purchasing Officer - Finance Department - City
is management work involving the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment
and services for the City. Duties include preparation of specifications for
materials, supplies or services, reviewing of bid proposals and the
administration of the City's purchasing function and have considerable
knowledge, skill and ability in all phases of municipal purchasing, reviewing
contracts and RFP's for vendors and materials.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a
recognized college or university in economics or business administration plus 7
years of progressively responsible purchasing experience preferably in a
municipality or an equivalent combination or education and qualifying
experience substituting on a year for year basis. Designation as a Certified
Purchasing Manager (CPM) within one year of appointment.
Hiring Salary Range $96,761.60-$105,851.20
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Last date to apply: Open
This is very responsible purchasing
management work involving the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment and
services for the City.
Work involves responsibility for
acting, in accordance with the City Charter and established policies, controls,
accepted practices and purchasing techniques, as Purchasing Officer for the
City and procuring materials, supplies, equipment and services at the most
favorable cost and terms consistent with standards of quality and delivery date
preparation of specifications for materials, supplies, or services reviewing of
bid proposals, and the administration of the City's purchasing function. This
position also has the responsibility for making general decisions involving the
interpretation and application of established purchasing rules and regulations.
This work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and
ability in all phases of municipal purchasing.
Works under the direction of the Director of Finance and
within the City Charter and Codes.
Examples of Work:
for equipment, materials, supplies or services and consults with various
departments concerning the determination of the quality of goods and services
to be purchased.
Must be aware of and follow State,
Federal and local purchasing regulations. Awards, executes and distributes
Interviews vendor agents
and representatives. Investigates and recommends regular and alternate sources
Reviews and approves purchase requisitions within
established monetary limitations.
Contacts vendors to expedite delivery
of purchases, to correct invoice errors and to negotiate credits and
Decides which procurement process would result in the
City's needs being met.
Examples of Duties:
Meets with vendors about
substandard performance and assures City receives goods and services as
Negotiates and processes the sale of surplus property.
Schedules, assigns, directs and evaluates employees in a
small work group.
pertaining to items purchased costs,
delivery, performance and inventories. Drafts the unit budget and controls and accounts for expenditures within fund allocations. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of purchasing principles and
Considerable knowledge of
the goods, services, materials and supplies used by various municipal
Good knowledge of public
administration principles and practices as applied to a specialized work unit.
Knowledge of automated purchasing and inventorying
Considerable ability to communicate
orally and in writing and to coordinate technical and specialized operational
and administrative activities.
Considerable ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, and the
Good ability to administer policies
and procedures including scheduling, budgetary
work, day to-day problem solving and report writing.
Good knowledge of use of internet and
ability to use Microsoft Office software (excel, word, etc.)
A bachelor's degree from a recognized
college or university in economics or business administration plus seven (7)
years of progressively responsible purchasing experience, preferably in a
municipality or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying
experience substituting on a year-for-year basis.
Designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) within
one year of appointment.