Purchasing Coordinator - Purchasing

  • Company: Escambia County Florida
  • Location: Pensacola, Florida 32502 United States
  • Salary: $22 to $29
  • Date Posted: September 13, 2022


This class either performs coordination, supervisory and specialized work in the purchase of commodities and services, or manages and monitors the contracting function for all County departments.


May supervise staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

Reviews and processes a wide variety of purchase orders and requisitions and/or change orders for products, services, and/or other related items, which includes: ensuring requisitions are properly completed and authorized; classifying incoming requests; assigning numerical coding to requisitions; assigning account and fund codes to requisitions; maintaining purchase orders; and/or performing other related activities. Develops, initiates, formulates, and analyzes complex solicitations, specifications, and conditions for bids and proposals. Evaluates bids and proposals; participates in related meetings; prepares and makes recommendations for bid and proposal awards. Coordinates the formal advertisement and solicitation of bids and proposals from qualified sources. Negotiates contracts to achieve the best possible price for goods and services. Advises and contributes in the preparation of departmental reports, which may be related to costs, quality, quantity, standardization, value analysis, and price trends. Assists with budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures. Interprets contractual terms and conditions; monitors vendor compliance with contract and/or purchase order specifications and standards; identifies and recommends appropriate modifications and/or amendments. May develop and facilitating procurement training programs for internal departments. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.



Minimum Qualifications Training and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Marketing or related field and two to three years of purchasing experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licenses and Certifications: Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) Certification is preferred Certified Public Purchasing Buyer (CPPB) Certification is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs): Governmental procurement principles and practices Product and service research methods Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes Contract administration and maintenance principles and practices Governmental accounting practices and processes Negotiation practices Basic budgeting principles Service and material sources and suppliers Using a computer and related software applications Processing requests for procurements Conducting research Monitoring and administering budgets Preparing and maintaining a variety of records and reports Obtaining and interpreting market prices and trends Developing and analyzing complex solicitations, specifications, and conditions for bids and proposals Conducting negotiations Interpreting contractual terms and conditions Coordinating and evaluating bid and proposal solicitations Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction


County-wide Employee Responsibilities: All Escambia County BCC employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Escambia County BCC's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies. All Escambia County BCC employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Emergency Management Responsibilities: During emergency conditions, the incumbent of this position will automatically be considered an emergency service worker. This employee is subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and is expected to perform emergency service duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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Contact Info

Phone: 850-595-5414