San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on November 9, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by November 8, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary). This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
This advanced level position works with a high degree of independence and has responsibility for preparing a large variety of complex, highly technical, customized contracts and coordination of a specific purchasing function, including independent problem solving, for major purchasing functions campus wide, e.g., all contract development. Each process is performed as required by the California State University policies and the State of California Public Contracting Code, utilizing extensive knowledge of receiving, property and accounting functions as they relate to contracts and procurement. Responsibilities may include assistance with long-term planning, recommending policy and procedural changes for a particular functional area, and lead responsibility for a group of lower-level purchasing staff or clerical staff in the planning and completion of their assignments. The Buyer III may be assigned purchases or contracts for commodities and services which involve the integration of many diverse elements, are of high cost, or which entail construction projects, service agreements, repair projects third party agreements or interagency agreements. The Buyer III is the highest technical specialist for intra-agency agreements, contract development, consortium projects, public works, repair projects, and ATI procurement. The majority of assignments (more than 50 percent) are at the advanced level.
The incumbent must establish work priorities under pressure, meet demands of constant deadlines, and possess a broad knowledge of State policies and procedures to assure contracts are made in the best interest of the State.
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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,488per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,024 - $6,662 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
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Equivalent to three years of increasingly responsible purchasing experience of which two years must have involved major aspects of the purchasing function, i.e., high-technology and building and construction, utilizing competitive bidding or contract development, and including the writing of specifications and justifications to support them.
Equivalent to an undergraduate degree in purchasing, marketing, accounting, business, or other appropriate field. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Extensive experience with Public Works Projects.
Must have thorough knowledge of University policies, State Statutes and Codes, and procedures for the procurement of commodities and services.
Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) credentials or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) as are other procurement or similar certification is strongly desired.
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The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.