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Purchasing Technician - Part-Time

Purchasing and Support Services

Recruitment #0822-RO4900-TM

Introduction

This recruitment is being held to fill one part-time vacancy in the Purchasing and Support Services department and to establish a referral pool to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

The Division

Purchasing and Support Services is an Internal Services Fund Division of the County Administrator's Office and provides vital  support services to County departments for procurement of goods, materials and services, centralized mail services, full service printing, records management and recycling functions, and disposition of surplus of County property. 

The Purchasing and Support Services mission is to ensure the most value for the taxpayer's dollars by providing consistent, high-quality, and professional services that are timely, transparent, fair, and honest, while treating all parties with respect and dignity, and providing a high level of customer service. 

  • Purchasing - Provides core procurement services to County departments to obtain cost reductions by seeking competitive quotes, bids, proposals, and negotiations. 
  • Duplicating (Print Shop) - Offers full printing services to County departments. 
  • Mail Room - Services 51 locations, including outlying and various locations throughout San Joaquin County and collects and stages items for recycling. 
  • Records Management - Records storage warehouse and services including storage, retrieval, deliver, and destruction.
For more information about the department, visit: Purchasing and Support Services (sjgov.org).

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES

Assists in reviewing and analyzing low-dollar requisitions for commodities; assists departments in determining if items specified are best suited for departmental needs.

Learns the preparation of bid invitations; learns and assists in analyzing bids for compliance with specifications.

Participates in conferring with representatives of manufacturing and commercial firms regarding suitability, availability and prices of commodities.

Assists in the preparation of purchase orders to selected vendors; checks purchase orders for accuracy and compliance with specifications when complete; confers with appropriate department personnel on possible alternate items.

May supervise clerical personnel as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Completion of 60 semester units from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in public or business administration, political science, economics, or other field with emphasis in commercial subjects.  

OR

Experience:  Two years experience equivalent to Specialist Clerk in San Joaquin County.



Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

KNOWLEDGE

The principles and practices of business administration; record keeping principles and techniques; methods of locating and verifying information, and of using source material; public relations techniques.

ABILITY

Read, understand and apply written regulations and other job-related materials; understand and follow written and oral instructions; review work for accuracy and procedural conformance; learn and apply the principles and practices used in the purchasing of commodities; establish and maintain effective working relations with a variety of individuals including operating departments and vendor representatives.

Equal Opportunity Employer

San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to Equal Employment Opportunity Division (sjgov.org).

Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

BENEFITS

Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

Selection Procedures

Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

 

Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

  • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

  • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Online:       

www.sjgov.org/department/hr

By mail or in person:  

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, CA 95202                                  

 

Office hours:               
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

 

Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.



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. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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San Joaquin County
Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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