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Hillsborough County Government

$17.23-$27.35 Hourly / $2,986.53-$4,740.67 Monthly / $35,838.40-$56,888.00 Yearly


Performs purchasing and administrative duties related to the procurement of supplies, commodities and services. 


A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration or any Business related field.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of procurement practices such as vendor and source identification, pricing methods, bid preparation, contracts, and pricing agreements.
  • Working knowledge of County procurement policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of the operation of computers to maintain files and generate reports.
  • Ability to prepare and/or review bid documents and responses for compliance with policies, procedures, conditions, and regulations.
  • Ability to prepare purchase orders, contracts, and similar documents.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Purchases a variety of supplies, materials, services, equipment, vehicles, and parts for County agencies and departments by telephone, sealed bid, and contract to satisfy the needs of the operational unit of the organization.
  • Reviews purchase requisitions for item descriptions, quantities, adequacy of specifications, and estimates of costs for accuracy and conformance with agency policies.
  • Reviews and prepares procurement specifications for the procurement of equipment, services and commodities within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Confers with requesting agency personnel regarding the adequacy of specifications for commodities, services, or equipment to be purchased to ensure agency needs are met.
  • Receives and inspects delivered items to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Prepares and updates qualified bidders lists, adding and deleting vendors, insuring that information is current and accurate.
  • Participates in the tabulation and analysis of bids to determine the lowest and best bidder and issues purchase orders in compliance with agency policies.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding procurement and related activities.
  • Maintains records and files for requisitioned items, bid analyses, purchase orders, equipment specifications, technical reference information and vendor catalogues, ensuring that information is current and accurate.
  • Prepares required reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: BUYERGENM; EST: 4/24/1992; REV: 2/8/2012;