Christian County is now accepting applications for a full time Purchasing Agent. The Purchasing Agent is a key member in the approval pathway for requisitions submitted by the various county offices. The Purchasing Agent will administer bidding process and contracts for vendor performance/compliance within established limits (e.g. prepare specification, evaluate bids, recommend vendors, conduct bid meetings, etc.) as directed by the Commission, elected office holders, or authorized individuals for the purpose of securing items and/or services within budget and in compliance with regulatory requirements; Assists Auditor in providing requested information for the purpose of providing necessary documentation for the completion of audit; Evaluates order and bid documentation (e.g. requisitions, change orders, bids, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring proper use of County funds in the acquisition of supplies, equipment and/or services; Evaluate vendors for the purpose of determining their capability for performing to established specifications; Approves Requisitions and Issues Purchase Orders, etc. for the purpose of completing purchasing processes in accordance with established procedures; Maintains purchasing information, files and records (e.g. Requests for Proposal, Invitations to Bid, bid Submissions, Award Letters, Contracts, purchase orders, vendor files, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of documentation and compliance with established policies and regulatory guidelines; Negotiates with vendors for the purpose of resolving purchasing issues and/or ensuring purchases are within state and district requirements/regulations. RSMO; Oversees required processes (e.g. orders, work orders and requisitions for supplies, equipment, conference requests, bids for potential commodities, supplies equipment and services, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring necessary resources to support county operation. The Purchasing Agent must cross train and perform essential duties of Commission’s Executive Assistant as deemed necessary by circumstances, including occasionally attending commission meetings and posting agendas as well as any other duties assigned as needed.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field Required (In lieu of degree, additional work experience will be considered)
Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in accounting, budgeting, or financial management.
The Purchasing Agent must be a critical thinker with attention to detail, must be able to prioritize and have strong time management skills and experience in accounting, budgeting or financial management. The ideal applicant will have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups, work as part of a team, be flexible to changing conditions/priorities while working with multiple projects. Must be able to readily identify and maintain confidential information. Computer, Typing, phones and office equipment experience preferred with an emphasis in Excel and Microsoft Software. This position must be able to pass an extensive background check and a drug test.
This full-time position offers a competitive wage and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement.
Position is open until filled.