DescriptionThe Buyer II role is responsible for performing specialized buying functions for the procurement of a wide range of commodities and services, including the review of requisitions, preparation of bid invitations, analysis of bids, and the preparation of purchase orders.
Reviews specifications used as a basis for bids on commodities within an assigned field. Assists in coordination of formal/informal solicitations. Tabulates and analyzes bids/quotes to determine lowest responsive and responsible bidders. Keeps file of vendors to whom bids have been sent and records bids. Reviews and approves requisitions and change orders. Determines method of pricing to be utilized. Coordinates effort with requesting division/department and responds to questions related to the Purchase process. Maintains follow-ups such as phone-calls or written correspondence with departments to assure the needs of the department are met. Interfaces with other purchasing operations as necessary to provide a cohesive procurement system. In case of emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.) position is required to respond/perform recovery duties as assigned by immediate supervisor. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of accounting principles as they relate to procurement, purchasing practices and procedures, and laws and regulations governing public procurement activities. Ability to make impartial judgment recommendations and decisions. Ability to interpret contractual language, negotiate pricing, terms, and contractual provisions. Minimum Requirements
PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university, with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or public administration and two (2) years' of procurement experience. Demonstrated competence using a computer word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint is required.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid Florida driver's license. Current or previous certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), or closely related certification is preferred.
ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.
Name: Carrie Roberts
Closing Date: December 2, 2022