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Purchasing Technician - 2020 

Category Purchasing  


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 professionally to accomplish assigned tasks according to established schedules, calendars, and projects. Work is performed under the supervision of the Purchasing Agent.



  1. Provide guidance and assistance to the BOCC and other governmental agency employees and outside vendors to help accurately complete the purchasing process in accordance with established policies.
  2. Oversee and maintain inventory control for all county inventory.
  3. Appropriately applies advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, budgeting, procurement, and record-keeping required for the area of assignment.
  4. Initiates requisitions and purchase orders for appropriate documentation and accounting and adherence to county policies and budgets.
  5. Compiles, analyzes, and reports various statistical data and transactional information daily, monthly, and year-end; 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 Purchasing Agent with various projects and tasks as assigned.
  8. Performs duties in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment; consistently interacts with others proactively.
  9. In case of an emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.), the position must respond/ perform recovery duties as assigned by the 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 one (1) year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  11. Head, face, neck (anything above the t-shirt line), and hand tattoos are prohibited except that an employee may have one ring tattoo below the joint of the bottom segment of the finger.
  12. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours at one of the county’s offices or work facilities with the ability to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.


[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, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of county government functions and practices of governmental accounting
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a 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 prepare a variety of forms and documents, including budget requests, various budget-related reports, etc., using the 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 the general public and fellow employees
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing using 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 the insurance provider
  • Must possess or obtain the required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment



  • 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
  • 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 10/01/2021

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range $17.73 - $25.36. Commensurate with experience and licenses. Benefits package.  
Closing Date January 30,2022  
Position Purchasing Technician - 2020  
Division Purchasing  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/14/2022  
Location Purchasing  
Flyer None Specified 

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