$76,359.40 - $98,176.26 Annually
CLOSING DATE: 03/23/20 05:00 PM
Under administrative direction, plans, directs, supervises,
and coordinates the activities of the Purchasing Division. Establishes and
enforces standard specifications for supplies, materials and services. Advises
the Administration on Purchasing issues. Prepares written correspondence and
reports relating to Purchasing issues. Oversees the small and Minority Business
Enterprise programs including contract compliance activities. Supervises the
disposal of surplus property.
This is a HMEA union position. The hours of work are 40 per week and the
above salary includes 5% in lieu of overtime.
This position reports to the Finance Director. Incumbent
exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in managing the
Purchasing Division. Work is performed primarily in an office environment with
some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended
hours including evenings and weekends.
Essential Duties and
Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates the activities
of the Purchasing Division. Establishes and enforces standard specifications
for supplies, materials and services. Oversees the small and Minority Business
Enterprise programs and Contract compliance activities. Prepares the budget for
the Division. Supervises the lease and disposal of surplus property. Supervises
the printing and reproduction of forms and brochures. Advises the
Administration on Purchasing issues. Incumbent(s) may be required to performs
related duties as required.
The examination will consist of rating of your training and
experience as contained on your application and may also include a written
test, an oral test or both. All parts of
the examination, including tests and ratings, will be related to the
requirements of the position.
Governmental purchasing practices and
Principles and practices of public
administration including budgeting, purchasing, contracting, employee
supervision and training, and maintenance of public records.
Preparation of specifications, purchase
schedules, vendor lists, analysis of bids and other purchasing functions.
Analyze the needs of departments and to develop
purchasing programs and techniques to provide effective service.
Plan, assign, supervise and coordinate the work
of clerical and technical subordinates.
Establish and maintain highly effective working
relationships with vendors, other City managers, and the public.
Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive
correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.
Open to all applicants who meet the following
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college with major
course work in public or business administration. Five (5) years of
increasingly responsible professional experience in large scale centralized
purchasing work, or in a highly responsible professional administrative
position involving direct or indirect responsibility for centralized
A Master's Degree in public or business administration from
an accredited college may be substituted for a part of the experience
A COPY OF YOUR
DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION. A DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT SUBMITTED WILL BE
VERIFIED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.
PREFERRED: Preferably be a bona-fide resident of the City of Hartford
at the time of application. A completed CITY OF HARTFORD RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT
including proof of residency as indicated on the RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT must be
submitted, if residency is required.
APPLICATION MUST BE
COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS
WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION SHALL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS
FACSIMILE OR EMAIL ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
If selected, you will be required to pass a physical
examination administered by a City physician, a drug and alcohol screening
examination, and a background check. If appointed, you will be required to
serve three (3) to twelve (12) months of probation. This examination and
employment process is subject to all federal, state and municipal laws, rules
CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS
WILL OCCUR VIA EMAIL, UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUESTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
IN ADDITION TO
CHECKING YOUR EMAIL INBOX FOR RECRUITMENT CORRESPONDENCE, PLEASE ALSO CHECK
YOUR JUNK AND SPAM FOLDERS.
Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans. Must
submit a Veteran's Preference Form, located on the hartford.gov/humanresources
page along with a DD-214 and Disability letter (if applicable) from the Office
of Veteran's Affairs.
The Human Resources
Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an
accommodation in the application or testing process, please contact the Human
ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities,
veterans and persons with disabilities.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
Human Resources Department
550 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Position #00507 (Repost for
Purchasing Agent Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. I have attached a copy of my
degree/transcript. (I understand this is required to be considered for this
position and not attaching my degree/transcript will deem me not qualified).
Yes Yes No No
* 2. Describe your procurement and
leadership/management experience specifically in the public sector.
* 3. Do you have centralized purchasing
experience in the public sector? If so, please describe your experience.
* Required Question