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Buyer

  • Job Code: W0710
  • Pay Grade:WM
  • Pay Scale:$20.60-$37.28 Hourly; $42,848.00-$77,542.40 Annually
  • Exempt:No

Overview

Perform purchasing and administrative duties related to the procurement of supplies, commodities, and services.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Purchase supplies, materials, services, equipment, vehicles, and parts by telephone, sealed bid, and contract to satisfy the needs of the operational unit.
  • Review purchase requisitions for item descriptions, quantities, adequacy of specifications, and estimate of costs for accuracy and conformance with agency policies.
  • Review and prepare procurement specifications for the procurement of equipment, services, and commodities within assigned area.
  • Confer with requesting agency personnel regarding the adequacy of specifications for commodities, services, or equipment to be purchased to ensure agency needs are met.
  • Receive and inspect delivered items to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Prepare and update qualified bidder lists by adding and deleting vendors as necessary.
  • Participate in the tabulation and analysis of bids to determine the lowest and best bidder and issue purchase orders in compliance with agency policies.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding procurement and related activities.
  • Maintain records and files for requisitioned items, bid analyses, purchase orders, equipment specifications, technical reference information, and vendor catalogues to ensure that the information is current and accurate.
  • Prepare required reports.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of procurement practices such as vendor and source identification, pricing methods, bid preparation, contracts, and pricing agreements.
  • Working knowledge of County procurement policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of the operation of computers to maintain files and generate reports.
  • Ability to prepare and/or review bid documents and responses for compliance with policies, procedures, conditions, and regulations.
  • Ability to prepare purchase orders, contracts, and similar documents.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Two years of experience as a purchasing agent or buyer.
OR
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • One year of experience as a purchasing agent or buyer.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in any business field or public administration.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training