Location: Kanawha County (Department of Administration-Purchasing Division). Employee performs complex technical work in the purchasing of a variety of goods and services utilized within state agencies and institutions. The work involves the purchasing of specialized, technical or complex commodities or services characterized by frequently changing specifications, purchase orders and contracts requiring special stipulations and standard interpretations reflecting an expert knowledge of the commodity area. The work is performed independently in considering factors other than costs in making awards to bidders. Represents Purchasing Division at various functions,trade fairs, and conferences. Performs related work as required. Reviews requisitions for purchase for accuracy and completeness; prepares price quotation exhibits; selects bid opening date. Reviews bids and awards purchase order to lowest responsible bidder. Contacts vendors for clarification of bid language or price quotations; initiates addendum when necessary; assures proper registration, insurance and bond evidence for bidders. Prepares weekly report of awards and bid amounts. Conducts cost analysis and price analysis of current and past purchases. Assists in development of standards and specifications for new commodities. Knowledge of the principles and practices of volume purchasing of goods and services. Knowledge of laws and rules and regulations relating to governmental purchasing. Ability to express ideas clearly in oral and written communication. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors and the general public.
Hiring Process: APPLY ONLINE. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 (8-4:30pm) for special instructions. Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application.
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Training: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Substitution: Full-time or part-time equivalent paid experience as described below may substitute on a year-for year basis for the required training.
Experience: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in volume purchasing of commodities or services in a centralized purchasing function for use in the operation of a private industry or governmental unit.
IMPORTANT: Purchasing experience must be for direct use of the industry or governmental unit, not for retail sales.
Substitution: Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience.
NOTE: You may attach your transcript or training records to the online application; however, verification is not required at time of application. Your application MUST contain complete education/training information. You will be required to provide verification documents if contacted by the agency. Important: If you have a Regents Bachelor or Arts (RBA) degree you should attached or send a transcript as soon as possible after applying so that we may properly review any required specialty course work.
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