State of Maryland

BUYERS CLERK (#000161)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $27,589.00-$42,945.00 Yearly


GRADE

8

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced clerical work in the details involved in assisting a buyer in his purchasing functions including the letting of bids, requisitioning, and buying.

An employee in this class works directly under the supervision of a buyer or other purchasing official acting as a purchasing agent in preparing contracts for the purchase of materials, supplies, and equipment. The employee relieves the buyer of clerical detail related to the buying process such as screening requisitions, tabulating of bids, answering inquiries from using agencies or vendors, maintaining purchase record files and related activities. The employee may supervise one or more clerical assistants assigned to the buying unit.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Assists a buyer in the details of buying;

Types inquires and awards;

Makes arithmetical computations;

Performs follow-up work on requisitions and awards;

Composes correspondence relative to purchasing matters;

Occasionally make purchases;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Working knowledge of routine office practices, procedures and equipment; of business English, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and arithmetic; elementary knowledge of the principles of office management and supervision; of the methods of purchasing.

Ability to make complex arithmetical calculations accurately; to maintain and keep records and to prepare reports and tabulations from these; to understand and follow relatively complex instructions; to plan, organize, and supervise the work of clerical personnel; to type accurately at a speed not less than forty-five words a minute from plain copy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a State high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: Five years of successful and progressively responsible clerical experience with demonstrated ability to type accurately on any standard typewriter at a speed of not less than forty-five words per minute from plain copy.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

NOT APPLICABLE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

May 3 1973 12:00AM

Date Revised

Dec 1 2003 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000161; EST: 5/3/1973; REV: 12/1/2003;

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