York CountyYorktown 23690
Full Time
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Purchasing Agent

York County
Full Time York County Finance Building, 120 Alexander Hamilton Blvd, Yorktown, VA 23690, United States


*Cover Letter Required*
Responsible and accountable for the administration and supervision of the Purchasing Division. Manages and supervises staff of professional, fiscal, and administrative support personnel; directs and provides guidance with questions and problems; ensures staff has necessary resources to do their jobs effectively. Personally performs professional purchasing work. Plans, develops, and implements policies and procedures for negotiating and entering into contracts to procure services, including professional and construction, supplies and equipment for County and School departments at prices and quality standards that best benefit the County. Prepares, reviews, and evaluates vendors’ proposals to determine compliance with stated specifications and conditions; negotiates and enters into contracts to procure services, supplies and equipment for County and School departments at prices and quality standards that best benefit the County. Performs administrative work to include budget preparation and approving leave and time records.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, or a related field, and 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience in governmental purchasing, with 3 years of supervisory experience.

Procurement certification from a nationally recognized professional organization, with emphasis in public sector purchasing preferred.

Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning and/or automated procurement software is preferred.
Certification as CPPO (Certified Public Purchasing Officer) or CPPB (Certified Public Purchasing Buyer) from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing is preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of laws pertaining to public purchasing, as well as knowledge of accepted purchasing principles and practices required.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
Personal computer experience using Microsoft Office software required.
Experience using Tyler Munis financial reporting software, and content management system (CMS) software to update websites desired.
Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with satisfactory driving record.

Supplemental Information

This position is considered an Essential Position (County designation as ALPHA) which requires the employee to report to work during inclement and extreme weather conditions, often outside normally scheduled work hours, or as notified by a supervisor.

Physical Demands

Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines which include a typewriter, calculator, computer, copier, etc.  There is occasional walking to and from offices, intermittent stooping and bending at files, or when working with excess items.  Most of the work is done while sitting at a desk or in front of a computer.

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