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Under general supervision, the Buyer III - Public Works is responsible for preparing highly complex, specialized and technical contracts, mainly in the public works area, in support of the campus community consistent with the industry best practices and in compliance with State, California State University (CSU), and University regulations/policies. The incumbent works with a high degree of independence and processes department requests for complex and technical procurements.
Prepares and issues requests for quotes, invitation for bids and requests for qualifications or request for proposals for goods and services of a complex nature involving technology and public works utilizing an on-line bid management system.
Analyzes department requests and prepare appropriate bid documents in consultation with requesting departments.
Sources vendors, receives bids, and analyzes bid results.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, or a related field. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities required may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
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.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of purchasing, including administration of contracts and service agreements and basic accounting principles as related to purchasing and contracts.
Comprehensive knowledge of formal competitive bid administration and thorough knowledge of California State Statutes and Codes applicable to campus procurement. Working knowledge of functions such as receiving and property accounting as they relate to the purchasing process.
Ability to: administer all aspects of bid procedures according to laws and codes; monitor contracts and service agreements; develop, interpret, and apply highly technical and varied material and equipment specifications requiring such activities as integration of performance schedules, learn and apply computer technology to the total purchasing process.
Ability to: act promptly to resolve actual or potential problems when required; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with vendors and with faculty, students, administrators, and members of the general public; read and write clearly in English.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to; medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
Classification: 4794 / Buyer III
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $4024 -$5417, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $4024 -$7280 per month.
HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday.
REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.
Applications received through April 16, 2021, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. 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.
The person holding this position may be 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.
This position is a 'designated position' in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
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