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The Department of Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following positions.

PURCHASING AGENT II (EXTENDED)

  • Type:Open Competitive
  • Salary/Pay Rate:P – $44,045.45 per year -$61,108.81 per year
  • Posted Date:02/05/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:03/04/2019 4:30 PM

ANNOUNCEMENT NO.: 20191509

HOW TO APPLY: Download the City of Wilmington Employment Application or visit the Department of Human Resources, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street, 4th Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

VACANCY: Department of Finance (Division of Procurement and Records)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university including courses in Business Administration with five (5) years of professional purchasing/buyer experience or certification; or any equivalent combination of field experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIREMENT(S): Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: Performs responsible and technical purchasing activities including the review analysis and preparation of specifications, developing and managing vendor relationships, and conducting meetings with prospective vendors and trade groups. The work of this class involves research and evaluation of markets to facilitate all prospective large purchases of goods, services and construction, makes recommendations, submits bids and negotiates terms and conditions that best serves the interests of the City of Wilmington. This employee reviews purchase requisitions, prepares and processes purchase orders, makes a determination of the best procurement method to be used. Although this work usually follows established policies and procedures, independent judgment in dealing with the daily purchasing methods must be used. Does related work as required. This employee is directly supervised by the Division Manager.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (Illustrative Only): Supervises and participates in the routine preparation, registering and processing of purchase orders, and the keeping of related records. Reviews and/or prepares specifications for large purchases. Coordinates contracts with vendors. Performs market research for purposes of determining best procurement method. Monitors vendors and markets for competitive and effective pricing. Analyzes bids and makes recommendations for acceptance or rejection. Coordinates the evaluation of proposers in the RFP selection process. Schedules and manages the procurement of all annual contracts. Maintains files of vendors, prices and specifications for recurring use. Reviews and processes all purchase requests. Conducts bid openings, evaluates bids for accuracy and completeness and makes recommendations for acceptance or rejection. Interviews vendors, company representatives, and department directors/representatives concerning the purchasing of supplies and equipment. Assists in the review of awarded contracts in administering and managing all vendor commitments for completeness and final acceptance. Performs all related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of business methods, markets and the purchasing process. Thorough knowledge of the laws relating to public purchasing. High degree of tact and diplomacy in dealing with vendors and department heads. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, vendors and the general public. Moderate working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access or other workplace efficiency software.

RESIDENCY: City residency required within six months of employment.

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