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Procurement Agent III


This position is responsible for advanced level purchasing duties and/or team leadership related to procurement of specialized 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.

  • Assists in identification of, and works on, purchases exceeding UF bid/solicitation limits.
  • Determines appropriate acquisition methods.
  • Analyze requisitions, checks for compliance statutes, regulations, directives, and policies.
  • Maintains expertise in assigned commodity/service assigned, product cost trends, market conditions, and procurement techniques.
  • Purchases a variety of highly technical and/or scientific equipment and materials.
  • Confers with and makes recommendations to university officials regarding needs for commodities in terms of quality of product, quantity of order, and type of equipment.
  • Determines methods of purchase.
  • Interviews prospective vendors and encourages vendors to submit vendor applications.
  • Confers with technical representatives, manufacturers’ representatives, and sales representatives.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and five years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.


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