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.
- Knowledge Of A Specific Procurement System
- Purchasing Tasks And Activities
- Procurement Function
- Business Math
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Problem Solving
- Effective Communications
- Accuracy And Attention To Detail
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