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Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 10940390
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : AA
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Veterans Preference


This is a specialized position responsible for the procurement of commodities and services for the City. Performs duties with a degree of independence, while working under the guidance of senior buyers.

  • Consults with department personnel on procurement needs and advises of the best methods for purchasing required goods and services.

  • Seeks continuous improvement in productivity and reduction of procurement costs through use of procurement analysis, techniques and practices.

  • Manages assigned solicitations from project inception through bid award.

  • Analyzes bid clarifications and exceptions to determine materiality and communicates determination to vendors and user departments, as appropriate.

  • Develops addendum and bid tabulations.

  • Receives and evaluates assigned bids, and formal quotes.

  • Reviews, approves, and processes requisitions that are compliant with Purchasing policies and procedures.

  • Maintains and analyzes for best value the use of State of Florida contracts.

  • Sources both new consortium contracts and vendors to obtain the best value for the City. Makes recommendations for alternative buying methods.

  • Approves emergency purchase orders as required.

  • Attends Trade Shows and Purchasing-Related Seminars/Training Courses.

Required Qualifications :

Must have an Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics or related area; and two (2) years of professional purchasing experience, preferably in a public environment, where awards are made through a competitive bid process. Equivalent combination of training, education and experience may be acceptable.


Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Operators Driver's License for required travel.
Certification as a CPPB (Certified Public Purchasing Buyer) is desirable.

  • Working knowledge of public procurement laws, practices, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of principle and practices of contract administration.

  • Ability to review and write simple contracts.

  • Knowledge of computer software applications.

  • Ability to maintain detailed records and perform a variety of procurement-related administrative and clerical tasks.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and communicate clearly and effectively with subordinates, representatives of other departments, vendors and the public.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Work Schedule: Full Time, hours not specified

Annual Salary: $38,100.00 
Skills :
Certified Public Purchasing Buyer Contract Administration Marketing Microsoft Office Purchasing Written and Oral Communication
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