Purchasing Agent, Queensbury Union Free School District

Posted: 03/20/18 | SHARE:

Description:

This work involves the responsibility for directing a wide scale purchasing program for various operating departments in a school district.  The incumbent oversees the various steps involved in the process of competitive bidding and in establishing contractual agreements that lead to the purchasing of equipment, materials and supplies.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level administrator.  Supervision may be excersised over other technical and/or clerical employees.  The incumbent does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities: (Illustrative only)

Determines needs for formal bidding, purchasing through state contracts, sources exempt from bidding law, and those items obtainable by direct purchase;

Composes or reviews specifications based upon requests for supplies, services and equipment, and consultation with users, to assure correct vendor delivery of bid and non-bid items;

Awards contract of sale to vendors for the purchase of equipment and supplies for various operating departments; 

Solicits and reviews bids from vendors for a wide variety of commoditites;

Oversees the clerical review of requisitions from operating departments and the maintenance and related records on expenditures;

Maintains liaison with contractors and sellers in their dealings with the Purchase Office;

Keeps abreast of current price trends, market conditions and new or improved items of supply;

Checks on deliveries or materials orderered.;

Approves vouchers on equipment and materials for payment;

Directs the preparation of specifications for items purchase;

Prepares purchase resolutions for consideration by appropriate governing body;

Plans and oversees advertisting for articles to be purchsaed;

Confers with department heads and their representatives on the needs of their agencies;

Keeps appropriate records needed for budget preparation.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Personal Characteristics:

Thorough knowledge of markets, trade conditions, business methods, and purchasing practices in general, including a knowledge of a wide range of commodities; thorough knowledge of current practices dealing with current studies and literature in the fields of large scale industrial and governmental purchasing; ability  to understand technical oral and writted directions; sound judgement.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State college or university with a Bachelor degree or higher in Business Administration or Public Administration and two years
of experience in large scale purchasing of a variety of commodities, or

b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State college or university with an Associate degree in Business Administration or Public Administration and two years of
experience in large scale purchasing of a variety of commodities.

Additional Information

Warren County is an EOE/AA Employer.

Applications are being accepted until 3/30/18

See full job description at www.queensburyschool.org 

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or contact Human Resources at 518-824-5614.

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