Job

Buyer

  • Company: City of Flagstaff
  • Location: Flagstaff, Arizona 86001 United States
  • Salary: $20 to $22
  • Date Posted: November 16, 2021

Description

Actively supports and upholds the City's stated mission and values. Performs procurement duties and tasks of a more routine nature. Procures a variety of maintenance, repair and operational items and services that requires technical analysis and discretion through either informal or formal procurement methods. The incumbent works in a team environment under direct supervision. Work progress and completed work is reviewed to assure conformance with established policies and procedures. Employees of this class are expected to exercise a fair degree of independence in the procurement of assigned commodities and services. Duties entail following common business practices relating to purchasing, pricing, terms, shipment, taxes, and payment of commodities and services.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

Supervisory: This job does not have formal supervisory responsibilities.

Budgetary: This job does not have budgetary responsibilities, but carries out day-to-day activities within approved budget.

Strategic Planning: This job does not have strategic planning responsibilities, but carries out day-to-day activities in order to reach the stated goals and objectives.

Policies/Procedures: This job carries out day-to-day activities in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Compliance: This job carries out day-to-day activities in accordance with Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and regulations as well as City policies and procedures.

Council Communications: This job has partial responsibility for Council communication at the Program level (assists with making recommendations and presentations, writing staff summaries, ensuring Performance Measures are met, and balancing needs with Council's adopted priorities and direction).

Reporting: This job has partial responsibility for reporting to Federal, State and Local agencies. (gathers information, completes reports, and assists in addressing discrepancies in reporting). https://agency.governmentjobs.com/flagstaff/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=3298305 2/4

 

EXAMPLES OF THE WORK PERFORMED (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. Reviews and processes requisitions into purchase orders for the procurement of supplies, services and equipment. Initiates and maintains ongoing communications with user departments on contract extensions, terminations and the need for issuance of new solicitations; corresponds with vendors to confirm their desire to extend existing City contract. Writes, prepares and analyzes requests for quotations, and administers the subsequent contract for materials or services to assure that the vendor is adhering to contract requirements and specifications. Acts as a liaison to City departments to determine their purchasing needs and meets with suppliers and manufacturer representatives to develop and review product lines to discuss the suitability and value of products and services to meet the needs of City departments. Checks samples from suppliers to determine that they conform to City specifications. Evaluates the capability of vendors to meet the City's needs. Maintains contact with vendors to keep informed of new products or services, develops new sources of supply and evaluates vendor performance. Processes claims for damaged merchandise, warranty claims while monitoring invoices for accuracy, and obtains necessary credits. Conducts research and performs special projects as assigned. Other duties as assigned. Purchasing Prepares and analyzes informal and formal solicitations, facilitates the review, evaluation and selection process of vendor responses and administers the subsequent contracts. Manages procurement card program. Ensures that user department's budget allocations support extending the contract. Writes, prepares and analyzes written bid invitations. Manages the disposition of surplus property by collecting, storing, and disposing of all surplus personal property and assures that the proceeds are deposited to the proper accounts. Solicits and Purchases various material goods, services and construction. Maintains ongoing communications with vendors and user departments in regard to contracts and contract extensions. Manages contracts to assure that vendors comply with specifications outlined in the contract.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Two years of related college coursework or specialized training beyond high school. Two years of experience in the contractual procurement of materials, services and/or construction. Or any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Purchasing Two years of college level coursework in Purchasing or a business-related field. Two years of experience in public sector purchasing. A professional purchasing related certification (e.g., C.P.M., CPPB, CPPO, CPP, CPSM)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Must possess, or obtain upon employment, a valid Arizona driver's license. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.

Application Process

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://flagstaff.az.gov 211 W. Aspen Ave. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 213-2090 human.resources@flagstaffaz.gov

Contact Info


Name: Cindy Perger, Human Resources Analyst
Phone: (928) 213-2090
Email: cperger@flagstaffaz.gov
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