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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The PURCHASING ASSISTANT verifies information on and prepares an maintains records of purchasing documents such as purchase orders, departmental requisitions, contract release orders, central stores orders, printing orders, and travel authorization documents.
This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Allocation of positions to this class will depend on the total work performed which may include one or a combination of the duties or tasks listed below.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class are in regular telephone and in-person contact with business and/or accounting office to coordinate payment of invoices and to reconcile discrepancies in payments and purchase orders. In addition, employees also have regular and in-person contact with the purchasing staff to coordinate purchasing functions with original requesters to verify accuracy of items ordered or to resolve questions on specifications and with vendors to resolve purchasing and shipping problems.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from an administrative superior through a random review of purchase orders, invoice vouchers and other purchasing documents. Work is reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Work performed by employees in this class must also comply with State purchasing regulations, State price agreements, State and Federal regulations which determine how grant money may be spent, manuals governing travel, purchasing, inventory control, personal and professional services contracts and fiscal procedures.
Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout State government (e.g., general government agencies, human or natural resource agencies, correctional, mental health, or higher education institutions, hospitals, etc.). They require the willingness to work within the environment associated with the position's location.
Six months of general office experience which included the use of a typewriter and calculator; AND a high school diploma or GED equivalency.