Goverment Jobs
December 2, 2018
Dorchester, South Carolina
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The purpose of the class is to perform routine-to-moderately complex technical work in the procurement of goods and services for the Public Works Department, to process accounts payable and maintain related records, and to perform other work as necessary in support of effective and efficient department operations. The class is given a general outline of work to be performed and is free to develop work methods and sequences; work is reviewed by supervisor periodically.

Researches new products, services and vendors.
Consults catalogs and/or contracts, and interviews qualified vendors to obtain product price quotes according to prescribed County policy.
Reviews submitted quotations for compliance with specifications; analyzes quotes to determine the best value.
Assists with formal bid solicitations and other special projects.
Verifies available funds for department purchase requests.
Receives purchase order requests; verifies for accuracy; enters information into the computer; issues purchase order numbers and places orders.
Receives and reviews invoices and matches to correlating purchase orders.
Communicates with vendors as necessary to expedite deliveries and resolve shipping / invoicing discrepancies and problems with product quality.
Works with Purchasing Department personnel to resolve purchasing problems.
Maintains and updates vendor records.
Prepares a variety of required records, reports and correspondence.
Receives and responds to inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance in areas of responsibility.
Performs a variety of administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to typing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, sending and receiving faxes, answering the telephone, etc.
Attends staff and County meetings as required.
Attends training, meetings, seminars and/or workshops as required to enhance job knowledge and skills.
Performs other duties as required.
All County employees are considered public servants for the citizens of Dorchester County.When requested before, during, or after an emergency event, County employees are expected to work and serve the public in coping with the emergency.

Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in accounting, procurement, business or a closely related field.
Requires over six months and up to and including one year.

For more information on Dorchester County Government please view the information below:

Benefits for County Employees
County Employees may be eligible for a variety of State benefits associated with their employment. From a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, to generous annual and sick leave policies, to a solid and secure retirement system.
Healthcare Benefits
(Full-time employees)
Dorchester County is a part of the State Benefits Program. The State program offers its employees a comprehensive health and dental program, along with a wide array of supplemental insurance programs. South Carolina has long been committed to providing its employees the best possible insurance benefits at the greatest possible value. We've maintained that commitment, too, even in the face of healthcare costs that continue to soar.You mayrefer to the link for more information.

Retirement Benefits
In addition to our health and dental insurance programs, all county employees are a part of the South Carolina Retirement System. These programs are designed to help provide county employees secure retirement alternatives that will best meet their needs.You mayrefer to thelink for more information.

Workplace Benefits
In addition, county employees may be eligible for other benefits, such as holidays, annual leave, and sick leave.
Note: The above benefits are available to most county employees, with the exception of those in temporary positions. Employees in temporary grant and time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or none of these benefits based on the benefits associated with each position. For these positions, please contact the hiring agency to determine what benefits may be available for the particular position.
Do you have a high school diploma or a G.E.D?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have a valid driver's license?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have at least one year of college education or specialized advanced training in accounting, bookkeeping, or a closely related field?

  • Yes
  • No
In order to be qualified for this position, you must be detail oriented and able to multi task. Do you feel that you meet these qualifications?

  • Yes
  • No
You must be able to deal with difficult customers in a professional manner. Do you feel that you possess these traits?

  • Yes
  • No
Do you have at least one year or more of clerical experience which includes computer, telephone, filing and customer service skills?

  • Yes
  • No

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