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Purchasing Technician

Purchasing Technician

The City of Jefferson is currently acceptingt applications for a Purchasing Technician for our Finance Department.  This position assists the purchasing agent with administration of a centralized purchasing program designed to supply large quantities of supplies, materials, and equipment to City departments; reviews requisitions; prepares orders; awards some bids; manages contract listings and assists with disposal of surplus property providing Jefferson City with efficient supply procurement.

Examples of Duties


Reviews specifications; participates in accepting and analyzing formal and informal bids and recommends purchases; prepares correspondence relating to bids, specifications, quality, and delivery dates.

Answers purchasing questions; provides specifications, suppliers, and historical prices; recommends proper procurement procedures; tracks bids, renewals, and expirations; and researches orders.
 
Explains new purchasing specifications and procedures to vendors and bidders and serves as a central contact for all bidding.
 
Assists with the disposal of surplus property and equipment.

Reviews requests for payment against purchase orders for compliance with established purchase order and purchasing and personnel policies.
Processes payments in financial system. 


Typical Qualifications


Physical: Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods of time.

Mental: Ability to perform numerical detail work with speed and accuracy and make difficult mathematical computations with mechanical assistance; prepare clear and concise oral and written reports; exercise good judgment in developing recommendations, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other government employees and the public.

Computer proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing software required.

Purchasing Technician:
Requires an accredited Associates' or technical degree in Business, Accounting or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Purchasing Technician, Senior:

Requires an accredited Associates' or technical degree in Business, Accounting or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience and five years of public governmental purchasing experience.


Supplemental Information

The typical schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.

The anticipated annual starting salary for this position is $38,682.

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Associate Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Finance

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