• Company: COUNTY OF MARIN
  • Location: SAN RAFAEL, California 94901 UNITED STATES
  • Salary: $5,188 to $6,352
  • Date Posted: September 22, 2022
  • Closing Date: October 7, 2022


ABOUT US: At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here.

Read on to find out more about this opportunity: Are you interested in working for the County of Marin, Department of Public Works? There is currently one (1) full-time (75 bi-weekly hours) position that will be filled at the Purchaser I OR Purchaser II level. The Purchaser I is the entry level within the purchaser series. Incumbents may advance to Purchaser II after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency which meet the qualifications for the higher-level class. This ability is typically gained in 24 months at the Purchaser I level Candidates will be considered for the level(s) for which they apply, assuming minimum qualifications are met. You must submit separate applications for each level for which you wish to be considered. The Purchaser I (Purchaser) will join the Procurement team which ensures the County gets the right materials at the right time and for the right price while following applicable laws, codes, and ordinances.

Work Location: Assignments in this position require working onsite at the Marin County Civic Center. After successful completion of the one-year probationary period, the candidate, with the approval of the supervisor, may have the option of a Flexible/Hybrid work schedule.

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Purchaser is an integral team member in the successful delivery of countywide procurement services. Responsibilities focus on support of the decentralized purchasing process of wide variety of materials, equipment, supplies and services for various County departments. The Purchaser compile data, runs reports and researches requests as needed by departments, management or staff. Additionally, the Purchaser will assist in sourcing and obtaining quotes, reviewing requisitions and supporting the Procurement team and County departments with the bid process. As trainings are a key function of the procurement team, the Purchaser will take part in the planning and execution of monthly brown bags and bi-annual Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) training. The Purchaser is expected to learn and follow best practices within procurement guidelines and compliance on a federal, state and County level.


Our Highly Qualified Candidate: The highly qualified candidate works well on a fast-paced, diverse and interdependent team. The ideal candidate has exposure to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as Tyler’s Enterprise ERP Software Powered by Munis. The candidate should be familiar with requisitions, purchase orders, and contracts, and has worked within the public-sector community. In addition, the ideal candidate has developed strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of customers and colleagues. The candidate possesses strong problem-solving and organizational skills and is able to effectively collaborate both verbally and in writing with team members and others contacted through the course of their work. We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required

Minimum Qualifications: Typically, equivalent to possession of a High School diploma or its equivalent and three years of clerical or administrative support experience which include duties related to purchasing operations.

Important COVID-19 Information: Depending on work assignment and applicable State or Federal Public Health Order, some employees may be required to be fully vaccinated and/or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. To help mitigate transmission, masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, in certain workplace settings per the California Department of Public Health and masks are strongly recommended by the Marin County Public Health Officer in all other settings.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Application Process

ABOUT THE PROCESS: All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your account to view these emails.

Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list. First Round Selection Interview to be held week of October 24, 2022 The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online ( Marin County Human Resources Department 3501 Civic Center Drive  Room 415  San Rafael, CA 94903-4189 Office Phone (415) 473-6104  TTY use 711 for CRS Paper or Faxed application documents will not be accepted. If you need assistance completing an online application, contact us at 415 473-2126 or TTY use 711 for California Relay Service (CRS)

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: The County of Marin is committed to diversity and invites all qualified people to apply, including persons of color, women, and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, reasonable accommodation may be made for persons with disabilities and for religious reasons, where necessary. If you have questions regarding equal employment opportunities or the position announcement, please contact the Human Resources Department at (415) 473-6104 or TTY use 711 for CRS. People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. An equal opportunity employer. Apply online (

RECRUITMENT CLOSING DATE: Friday, October 07, 2022 at 4:00 pm PST

Contact Info

Name: Dodie Goldberg
Closing Date: October 7, 2022