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Procurement Agent I


This position is responsible for purchasing commodities and services for a department, college, or University office.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Confers with university officials to determine their needs and budgetary requirements to purchase materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Maintains vendor contract/price quotes and issues purchase orders.
  • Prepares bid specifications, legal advertisements, formal bid invitations, and correspondence regarding purchasing companies.
  • Schedules public bid openings.
  • Maintains classified active mailing lists of eligible vendors and selects appropriate bids from these companies based on cost, specifications, and vendor service.
  • Screens requisitions, purchase orders, vouchers, and reports for accuracy and conformance with university policies and regulations.
  • Maintains a perpetual inventory on all supplies and conducts special or general inventories periodically.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a high school diploma and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.


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