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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The PURCHASING AGENT buys quality services and supplies for an agency at the best possible price.
This is the first level of a two-level series and is distinguished from the higher level by the lack of responsibility for purchasing technical and sophisticated equipment a majority of the time. At this level there is less responsibility for significant vendor and product research, and detailed bid specifications and the spending authority limitations is less.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class are in regular telephone and personal contact with vendors to place purchase orders, receive competitive bids, and resolve billing problems with departmental employees to determine purchasing needs/requirements, and with Department of General Services to obtain information about bids and purchasing procedures.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from an administrative superior through a random audit of purchase orders for completeness and accuracy. Work performed by employees in this class must also comply with State and Federal purchasing regulations, agency buyers handbook, General Services regulations and policies, and agency purchasing 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.
One year of full-time purchasing experience which must include purchasing practices, procedures, and techniques such as determining specifications, placing purchase orders, and processing requisitions.