Performs entry-level procurement functions and facilitates the
purchasing process for departments to ensure compliance with City,
State and Federal laws, codes and regulations. Works under
generally close supervision and within established guidelines and
Works with departments to identify requirements and best suited
purchasing method to obtain desired results. Provides information
to departments regarding purchasing procedures and product
information. Assists in interviewing and corresponding with vendors
to obtain information about products, prices, availability, service
warranties, delivery schedules and related information. Provides
resource level information to internal customers. (40%)
Tracks all aspects of the purchasing function. Develops strong
working relationships and communication paths with vendors.
Prepares purchasing requests for Boise City Council approval.
Maintains documentation specific to purchasing transactions and
ensures filing of such in accordance with relevant laws and
Researches and interprets relevant rules, regulations, state
statutes, and laws regarding City of Boise and department
purchasing functions. Provides guidance and assistance to City of
Boise employees as well as the public. (15%)
Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job
description restricts management's right to assign or reassign
duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total
Percentage = 100%
Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Requires education and/or experience to attain the
High school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience
working in a purchasing environment with suppliers or vendors with
familiarity of the competitive bid process.
Working knowledge of computer programs related to word
processing and spreadsheet database management; city and state
procurement processes, procedures and legal terminology; office and
telephone etiquette and equipment; basic arithmetic; basic
accounting terms and principles.
Ability to work efficiently when working under pressure, using
own initiative or as part of a team;
understand and interpret technical material, rules, regulations,
and instructions; use database management systems and related
software; work within a project team; communicate effectively
verbally and in writing; develop and maintain effective working
relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization;
display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all
levels of City of Boise employees and the public; communicate
effectively in the English language at a level necessary for
efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely
fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and
regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all
essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized
employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable
Individuals must be capable of operating vehicles safely and
have an acceptable driving record.
Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Three years of purchasing experience.
Licensing And Other Requirements
Valid driver's license.
All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise
background check processes which include reference checks and
criminal history checks.
Applicants must be able to pass, or have:
Driving Record Check
The physical effort characteristics and working environment
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is rarely
lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs. Also the employee is rarely
pushing/pulling up to 10 lbs. The noise level is frequently
moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk and hear. Work in
this position also includes close vision, peripheral vision and
depth perception. Employees will sit, stand and walk.
The work environment will include inside conditions. Employees
will also drive a vehicle as part of this position.