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|Salary Range 20||$2672||$4039||$2786||$2912||$3048||$3195||$3347||$3506||$3672||$3857|
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The BUYER 2, located in a centralized purchasing department of a college or university, buys quality services and supplies for the college or university at the best possible price.
This is the second of a three-level series. This class is distinguished from the lower level by the purchasing of a wider variety of commodities, requiring broader technical knowledge and the absence of close supervision. This class is distinguished from the higher level by the absence of the purchasing of highly technical and sophisticated equipment and supplies, requiring complicated vendor and product research and complex bid and specification writing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Buyer 2 makes decisions concerning legal aspects of purchasing as well as the cost, quality and availability of goods and services. This can substantially impact the agencies budget and ability to fulfill it's mission.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class are in regular telephone and in-person contact with customer representatives to obtain technical information and assistance regarding equipment, with vendors to place purchase orders, receive competitive bids, and resolve billing problems, with departmental employees to determine purchasing and equipment needs/requirements, and with the Department of General Services to establish price agreements and to exchange information about bids and purchasing procedures.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from an administrative superior through a random audit of purchase orders, bids and contracts for completeness, accuracy and compliance with purchasing rules and regulations. Work performed by employees in this class must also comply with State and Federal purchasing regulations, agency buyers handbook, General Service regulations and policies, and agency purchasing procedures.