State of Maryland

AGENCY BUYER I (#006364)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $32,498.00-$50,881.00 Yearly




This is specialized work involving the total responsibility for the materials management of a small State institution involving the procurement, receipt, storage distribution and disposition of supplies, materials and equipment. The work involves extensive but relatively routine contact with vendors and with the Purchasing Bureau in initiating requisitions and purchase orders for materials, supplies and equipment.

An employee in this class is responsible for determining the sources of supply for exempt items ordered and must directly contract for a wide variety of services and equipment.

The employee develops or modifies product specifications to meet specific needs and provides technical advice regarding specifications, standards, standard packaging, most economical ordering quantities, and product suitability to the agency. This employee may also assist in preparing the operating and capital budgets for the agency by furnishing current prices for supplies, equipment and trade-in items.

General direction is received from the chief administrative officer superintendent, business manager or other designated official. This employee must work within the policy and guidelines established by the agency and by the Purchasing Bureau. Supervision is exercised over all clerical and supply staff performing duties related to the purchasing, procurement, storage and distribution of supplies, equipment and services.


Directs and supervises the procurement operations and functions of a small State institiution;

Prepares or reviews all final requisitions for all supplies, materials, equipment and service contracts purchased by a small State institution;

Establishes practical inventory levels as well as inventory control measures;

Directs and supervises the operations of all storerooms, handling the receipt, storage, and issuing of supplies, materials, and equipment. Supervises and directs all office and storeroom personnel directly related to the purchasing section;

Secures bids and awards contracts on specific lines of merchandise not purchased through the Purchasing Bureau;

Keeps records of prices and sources of supply;

Prepares specifications and standards for purchases;

Studies market conditions and the quality and price of goods;

Approves all purchase orders and requisition forms;

Follows up orders and irregularities;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define 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

Jan 21 1976 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006364; EST: 1/21/1976; REV: ;

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