Goverment Jobs
September 15, 2019
North Carolina
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Hiring Range: $24.79 - $26.92/Hour D.O.Q.


The City of Fayetteville iscurrently recruiting fora Purchasing Agent to perform the formal bid process activities involved in establishing complex purchasing, construction and repair contracts, and ordering of supplies, materials and equipment. Oversee the work of the Purchasing Division in the absence of the Purchasing Manager.

  1. Review purchase requisitions, verify budget constraints, initiate formal bid processes, and communicate bid solicitations.
  2. Assist the Purchasing Manager in preparing and conducting formal bids.
  3. Develop, establish and monitor adherence to contract administration activities related to established purchasing processes.
  4. Prepare Requests for Quotations and associated processes as required.
  5. Coordinate and schedule formal bid processes; facilitate the evaluation process of complex technical bids considering cost, compliance to specifications, terms, and delivery.
  6. Complete and maintain related documentation of contracts, purchase orders and associated correspondence.
  7. Evaluate, monitor, track, and report compliance to oversight agencies; adhere to local, state and federal guidelines and regulations.
  8. Provide primary purchasing/contract support for Transit and Airport.
  9. Maintain working knowledge of the financial system as it relates to the procurement process.
  10. Assume the responsibilities of Deputy Finance Officer as they pertain to the procurement process in the absence of the Purchasing Manager.
  11. Provide input into division objectives and work plans/programs as appropriate.
  12. Compile data; prepare and submit accurate and timely reports as assigned; maintain records.
  13. Respond to customer (internal and/or external) concerns and complaints in a professional and timely manner; refer concerns/complaints to the Purchasing Manager as appropriate.
  14. Interact with City departments, external agencies and vendors as necessary.

For a complete job description, click here. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Two years of experience in purchasing or a related field.

Equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited two-year community/technical college with a degree/certification in business, business management, statistics or a related field.



Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer.

From the time of closing, the hiring process is anticipated to lastapproximately 4 weeks. The process will consist of a panel interview with theselected candidate being subject to a pre-employment drug screen, background check and driving history check.

Health and Dental Insurance:

The City of Fayetteville Employee Healthcare Benefit Plan provides comprehensive and affordable health and dental coverage while maintaining reasonable costs to employees. Coverage is available for all regular status employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week. Employees may also choose to cover eligible dependents. The premium is deducted on a pre-tax basis, with the City paying a portion of the premium. Qualifying employees are eligible for benefits on the 1st day of the month following 30 days of service.

Employer Paid Leave

Paid Vacation: Employees earn vacation leave beginning the first day of employment, however, they are not eligible to take leave for 6 months. Leave accruals are based upon the number of years of service and the number of hours an employee is scheduled to work.

Paid Holidays: The City of Fayetteville observes 11 paid holidays per calendar year. The approved holidays are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, 2 days at Thanksgiving and 2 days at Christmas.

Sick / Funeral Leave: Regular employees earn sick leave in proportion to the number of hours they are scheduled to work per week. Sick leave accruals begin the first day of employment. Sick leave can also be taken for deaths in your extended family. Sick leave hours accumulate without limits and may be used toward credible service upon retirement from the NC Local Government Retirement System.


The City assists our employees in securing their financial future during retirement by participating in the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System, administered by the State of North Carolina. Regular status employees, scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week, become members in the retirement system upon employment. As a member of this system, employees are required to contribute 6 percent of their gross salary on a tax-deferred basis.

Deferred Compensation Plans:

To further assist employees in saving for retirement, the City offers two supplemental retirement savings programs. These programs offer employees an opportunity to save a portion of their salary on a tax-deferred basis to supplement their retirement benefit. The programs offered are 401(k) Supplemental Retirement Income Plan and the ICMA 457 Plan.

Cafeteria Plan / Supplemental Benefits:

Realizing that each employee may have different insurance needs, the City offers its employees the opportunity to supplement City-provided benefits by selecting from the benefits listed below. These benefits are offered at employee's expense through payroll deduction:

? Term Life Insurance (Pre-tax basis first $50,000 for employees)

? Dependent Term Life Insurance

? Critical Illness Insurance

? Universal Life Insurance

? Vision Insurance (Pre-tax basis)

? Disability Insurance

? Healthcare and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (Pre-tax basis)

Death Benefit:

The first year an employee contributes to the retirement system, the city provides a death benefit of $3,000. After one year as a contributing member of the Retirement System, a death benefit is provided that is equal to the highest 12 months' salary in a row during the 24 months before death, no less than $25,000 and no more than $50,000. There is no cost to the employee for these benefits.

Pay Periods/Direct Deposit:

City employees are paid bi-weekly, every other Friday. As an added convenience and safety measure, the City requires all new employees to sign up for direct deposit of their payroll checks.

Employee Assistance Program:

The EAP is available at no cost to all employees and their household members. The EAP provides confidential guidance on legal, financial and personal issues that could affect your health, relationships and job performance.

Responses to the supplemental questions must reflect the information provided under the "Work Experience" section of the application. Your responses will be used to determine whether or not you possess the minimum qualifications required for this position.

  • I have read and complied with the above statement.
Are you a current City of Fayetteville employee?

  • Yes
  • No
Have you held an out-of-state driver's license (other than NC) in the past 3 years?

  • Yes
  • No
Please indicate the highest degree you currently possess.

  • Doctorate
  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Associate's Degree
  • None of the Above
From the list below, please indicate the major coursework of your highest degree.

  • Business
  • Business Management
  • Statistics
  • Other Related Field
  • None
If you selected "Other Related Field" in the previous question, please list below the major coursework for your degree. (If this question does not apply, please type N/A in the space provided below.)

    How many years of increasingly responsible procurement (purchasing operations) experience do you have?

    • 6+ years
    • 4 - 5 years
    • 2 - 3 years
    • One year or less
    • None
    Are you a Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer and/or a Certified Public Purchasing Officer?

    • Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer
    • Certified Public Purchasing Officer
    • Neither
    Do you have local government procurement (purchasing operations) experience?

    • Yes
    • No
    If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please list experience in space provided below. (If this question does not apply, please type N/A in the space provided below.)

      Do you have any experience overseeing procurement (purchasing) processes for projects/items funded with federal and state grants?

      • Yes
      • No
      If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please list experience in space provided below. (If this question does not apply, please type N/A in the space provided below.)

        How many years of experience do you have working with JD Edwards/Oracle software?

        • 6+ years
        • 4 - 5 years
        • 2 - 3 years
        • One year or less
        • None
        What is your skill level using Microsoft Word?

        • Proficient
        • Moderate
        • Basic
        What is you skill level using Excel?

        • Proficient
        • Moderate
        • Basic
        INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED! You may attach a resume; however, the application MUST include a 10-year history. Please answer all questions on the application in their entirety and your application MUST include the following: ? Drivers License Number ? Employer information including salary, address, phone number, supervisor name, and reason for leaving for each employer ? Complete Education History (including High School) ? A complete 10-year history to include gaps you have had between employment and/or school attendance. Example: Office Assistant 1/2011 ? present The Company 123 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301 (910) 555-5555 Unemployed 6/2004 ? 12/2010 Unemployed Student 12/2000 - 6/2004 My High School Fayetteville, NC 28301 Applications without a 10-year history and all the required information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Please take a moment to review your application for completeness.

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