Buyer Trainee & Buyer

  • Company: County of Sonoma
  • Location: Santa Rosa, California 95403 USA
  • Salary: $53,117 to $74,698
  • Date Posted: August 20, 2021


Begin your procurement and purchasing career as a Buyer Trainee or evolve your experience as a Buyer by joining the County of Sonoma General Services team! Note: If you are interested in applying to either level, you must apply to the separate concurrent recruitment being conducted for that level. As a Buyer Trainee or Buyer, you will learn how to purchase, or negotiate to purchase, items in both general and specialized commodity areas, such as equipment, materials, services, construction, or data processing. You will also learn how to work with department officials to determine needs, initiate and process requisitions, resolve problems concerning goods or billing, communicate with vendors, and review bids for legal correctness, price, and acceptability.


Additionally, your role will include: - Creating Purchase Orders and Enterprise Financial System (EFS) contracts, and documenting all steps in the County's EFS - Preparing and posting formal solicitations such as Requests for Proposals (RFPs) on the Sonoma County Supplier Portal - Creating and maintaining Blanket Purchase Orders (BPOs) for a wide variety of goods and service utilized by County departments - Analyzing and evaluating solicitation submittals and distributing awards - Assisting County departments with assessing and clarifying their needs and providing information on how to prepare solicitation specifications All County staff are designated as Disaster Service Workers and this position may be responsible for working in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and assisting with purchasing emergency-related goods and services. What We Offer Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including: - An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities - Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year - Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options - County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits - Retirement fully integrated with Social Security - May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment - Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

Application Process

Please visit our website for additional minimum qualifications and requirements at both levels. *Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and we are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 8/30/21

Contact Info

Name: Rosie Rocha
Phone: 707-565-8870