|Date Opened||2/12/2021 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/8/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$6,259 - 8,079 / Month|
|Job Type||Open & Promotional|
THE JOB: Under direction; to purchase material, services and equipment; to prepare product specifications, request for bids and contracts; and to do other work as required. Senior Buyer is the fully qualified journey level in the buyer series. Incumbents are responsible for purchasing, preparing product specifications and bids for a wide range of products and commodities. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of experience performing duties comparable to a Buyer in Santa Cruz County.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver license.
Knowledge: Working knowledge of the principles and practices of centralized purchasing including purchasing ethics and standards, contract development and negotiations and competitive bidding; the laws, regulations and procedures applicable to public agency purchasing; office operations and accounting and budgetary controls; and current market conditions, pricing and sources of supply and senders.
Ability to: Analyze requisitions and prepare product specifications, bids and agreements; evaluate bids and make awards; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; maintain accurate records and prepare reports; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and read and interpret technical specifications and drawings.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
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Click on a link below to apply for this position:
|Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.|
|View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire.||
This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
|View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file.||
A Santa Cruz County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
|Fill out our application-request form.||
We encourage you to submit your application online as this is the preferred application method. If, for any reason, you are unable do this, we can send you an application packet by conventional mail.
|Contact us via conventional means.||You may contact us by phone at (831) 454-2600, FAX at (831) 454-2240, or e-mail at Personnel@santacruzcounty.us, or apply for a job in person at the Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, California 95060.|