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Position: Purchasing Agent
Municipality:City of Norwich
Close Date:1/20/2020
Description:

The City of Norwich announces a closed promotional and an open examination to fill a vacancy and establish an eligibility list for the following classification:

31819 PURCHASING AGENT

Finance Department
Open Until: January 20, 2020 at 04:30 PM EST
Rate of Pay: $77,083.77 - $83,250.17

General Description

This is very responsible work involving performing and directing the purchasing functions of the municipality.  Work involves responsibility for developing and administering the city's purchasing programs in accordance with the City Charter and Ordinances. Duties include developing and cataloging information regarding sources of products and services required by municipal departments, assisting departments in developing product standards and specifications, preparing bid proposals and specifications, preparing advertising, interviewing vendor representatives, analyzing bids and recommending awards of contracts. This position also has the responsibility for making general technical purchasing decisions. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in purchasing principles, procedures and practices.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in business administration or a related field preferably including or supplemented with special course work in purchasing and materials management plus five years of progressively responsible purchasing work, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience which provide a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position.  Must have valid Connecticut Driver's License.

Important Information

In order to be considered, applicants must demonstrate on their application they meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

There is a City of Norwich residency requirement. You must reside within the State of Connecticut, 60 miles from Norwich within one year of appointment.

The complete job description is available online.

Examination will consist of 100% written or 100% oral or a combination of written and oral




We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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