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Essential Job Functions:
Negotiates major annual purchasing contracts for all City departments
Provides daily supervision over a clerical staff engaged in routine clerical work utilizing a formal, competitive sealed bid system
Processes and records requisitions and purchase orders
Prepares bid specifications
Coordinates and approves purchases and sales, including the sale and disposal of City owned surpluses
Coordinates the development and use of a computerized purchasing system
Develops and implements purchasing procedures
Acts as Purchasing Agent during supervisor's absence
Must report to work on a regular and timely basis
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in purchasing management, business or public administration, or related field, and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.
Considerable knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of procurement practices and resources; considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; and good knowledge of statutes, charters, and ordinances as they relate to public purchasing. Ability to plan, organize and review the work of a small staff performing purchasing work; ability to prepare specifications for volume purchases of equipment, materials and services; and the ability to utilize the highest level of interpersonal skill in order to understand, select, develop and motivate people at any level within or outside the organization.
Physical requirements include arm and hand dexterity enough to use a keyboard, 10-key, and telephone; occasional lifting up to 10 pounds; occasional pushing up to 20 pounds; may be subject to walking, standing, sitting, reaching, bending, handling, and twisting; and vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks.
Licenses and Certificates:
Skills Tests Required:
Assessments will be administered.
Working environment is primarily indoors in an office setting.