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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The PURCHASING AGENT 2 buys scientific, medical, dental, and highly technical equipment for an agency and purchases items involving large amounts of money such as computers, word processing systems, vehicles and heavy equipment, in addition to routine purchases of services and supplies.
This is the second of a two-level series and is distinguished from the lower level by the purchasing of technical and sophisticated equipment the majority of the time. The higher level requires significant vendor and product research and detailed bid specifications and requires higher spending authority limitations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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 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.