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Location: Fullerton, California
Internal Number: 4201644
528172 - Buyer III
Classificaiton: Buyer III
Department: Contracts and Procurement
Sub-Division: Business and Administration Services
Salary Range: Classification Range $4,306 - $7,790 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $6,800 per month)
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.
About the Position:
The Contracts and Procurement department provides the campus community with cost efficient and effective handling of acquisitions and contracting needs in accordance with State laws and CSU policies. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Buyer III. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Under the supervision of the Associate Director, Contracts and Procurement, the Buyer III has the responsibility for coordination and execution of purchase orders, leases, maintenance agreements, and complex contracting activities including highly specialized and long-term contracts. In accordance with State and CSU policies and procedures, works with a high degree of independence and procures a wide variety of commodities and services. Leads the Request For Proposal (RFP) process including facilitates/develops and reviews specifications/Statement of Works, prepares and executes informal and formal bid solicitations in FI$CAL or CSUBUY, conducts public bid openings, coordinates evaluation to supplier selection, issues contracts/agreements, then maintains good supplier relations, resolves discrepancies, and prepare reports as assigned.
Provides guidance to new buyers on the CSUF process of issuing Purchase Orders utilizing the CFS procurement system, issuing of the aforementioned RFPs, and managing the contents of the procurement files. Provides guidance and direction to clerical student assistant positions that support the organization with various office related work as assigned.
As a member of the Contracts and Procurement Team, supports efforts in promoting an inclusive environment of teamwork and will contribute towards ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion are incorporated in department operations, programs, and services. Represents the Contracts and Procurement Team in campus events and provide excellent customer service to supporting the needs of the campus community. Other duties as assigned.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of purchasing, including administration of contracts and service agreements; thorough knowledge of basic accounting principles as related to purchasing and contracts; comprehensive knowledge of formal competitive bid administration; thorough knowledge of California State Statutes and Codes applicable to campus procurement.
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 plus 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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Higher education procurement experience, knowledge of state and/or CSU policies and procedures. Experience processing Public Works RFPs and Change Orders highly desirable. Knowledge and experience with Peoplesoft financial systems as it relates to the procurement function. Strong analytical, interpersonal and operational skills. Previous experience at a college/university of similar size and complexity.
Special Working Conditions:
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California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial 'Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests' within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
Application Deadline: Jun 01, 2023 (9:00 PM)
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California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.
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