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Purchasing Technician 

Category Centralized Purchasing  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, this job performs moderately complex purchasing and administrative work according to established procedures, division/departmental guidelines, internal controls, and regulatory requirements applicable to the work. Employees in this job classification function at a professional level to accomplish assigned tasks according to established schedules, calendars, and projects. Work is performed under supervision of the Assistant Purchasing Agent and Logistics Manager.


1. Provide guidance and assistance to BOCC and other governmental agency employees as well as outside vendors to help accurately complete the purchasing process in accordance with established policies.

2. Oversee and maintain inventory control for office and operating supplies.

3. Appropriately applies advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, budgeting, procurement, and record keeping required for area of assignment.

4. Initiates requisitions and purchase orders for appropriate documentation and accounting, as well as, adherence to county policies and budgets.

5. Compiles and analyzes various statistical data and transactional information for the purpose of daily, monthly, and year-end reporting; analyzes and reports historical and projected information.

6. Performs detailed research and compiles statistical and financial data for monthly activity and payments. Coordinates submission and formulation of documentation required.

7. Assists the Assistant Purchasing Agent and Logistics Manager with various projects and tasks as assigned.

8. Performs duties in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment; consistently interacts with others in a proactive professional manner.

9. In case of an emergency of crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.) position is required to respond/

perform recovery duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

10. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least 1 year immediately preceding application and maintain same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.

11. Maintains regular attendance.

[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.]

Position Requirements



• Proficient in software applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and

• Knowledge of county government functions and practices of governmental accounting.

• Ability to multi-task while maintaining high level of concentration and accuracy despite constant interruptions.

• Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers; to determine percentages and decimals, to analyze statistical data.

• Ability to read and/or prepare a variety of forms and documents including budget requests, various budget-related reports, etc., using proper format.

• Ability to establish effective working relationships with management, employees, employee representatives, business professionals and the general public.

• Ability to utilize tact and diplomacy to deal effectively with general public and fellow employees.

• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing utilizing proper English (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure).

• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction, complex policies, laws, and directives.

• Ability to work efficiently and accurately in an atmosphere of frequent interruptions.

• Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.


• Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.

• Three (3) years purchasing experience.


• Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to insurance provider.


• Acceptable vision (with or without correction)

• Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

• Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods of time.

• Ability to enter and retrieve data from a computer at a prescribed rate of speed.

• Must be able to communicate using speech, hearing, and vision skills.


• Inside in an office environment.

• Works closely with others.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Non - Exempt Status

Revised 10/01/17

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range Salary Range $17.00 - $24.29. Commensurate with experience. Benefits Package.  
Closing Date June 27, 2018  
Position Purchasing Technician  
Division Centralized Purchasing  
Post Internal Days 0  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 6/13/2018  
Location Centralized Purchasing  

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