DescriptionThe Buyer performs work purchasing a wide range of materials, supplies, services and equipment, at the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity and specification requirements, for various District departments. Prepares, solicits and analyzes telephone quotations, Request for Quotations, Invitations for Bids, and Request for Proposals. Work includes drafting of specifications for materials, supplies, services or equipment, and critical analysis of responses to ascertain final award. Uses established vendors or investigates new sources. Prepares and maintains accurate records and documentation on specifications, vendor lists and all purchases, quotations, correspondence, and related follow-up. Responsible for maintaining the Purchasing Division public website, intranet pages and document management system.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Procurement or closely related field. One year of experience in purchasing a wide variety of commodities and services. Good knowledge of laws governing public procurement, including applicable rules and regulations. Ability to establish schedules and to complete projects on a timely basis. Good knowledge of computer operations and software (word processing and spreadsheets) are required. Good typing skills are also required. Ability to obtain CPPB, Certified Professional Public Buyer through the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. Must possess valid driver's license.
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