|Approximate Salary||$43.08 - $52.37/hour; $89,608.77 - $108,920.02/year|
|Opening Date||3/14/2022 08:00:00 AM|
|Final Filing Date||4/11/2022 5:00:00 PM|
|Contact Information||Meoshi Hayes 707-784-6309|
|Type of Recruitment||Open Competitive|
The Buyer (Senior) performs a variety of highly complex and specialized purchasing responsibilities, financial and analytical assignments and provides lead direction to other Buyers. Employees work within an established framework in accordance with County purchasing policies, procedures, and regulations, as well as State, Local and Federal laws. Incumbents are expected to work independently in performing the tasks necessary to fulfill the department’s needs. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator with strong customer service skills, is collaborative, team oriented and solutions focused with demonstrated continuous process improvement skills.
The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur throughout the County.
High school diploma/GED is required. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field is preferred. Possession of an advanced purchasing certification is desirable.
Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience performing technical purchasing in a centralized purchasing department including one year negotiating complex or highly specialized contracts and agreements or purchasing specialized items
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4/11/2022 – 5:00 PM Deadline to submit application and required documents.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.
Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by the final filing date. Be sure to include the recruitment title (Buyer (Senior)) and the recruitment number (22-484060-01) in your email or fax.
Previously submitted application materials (e.g., copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.
Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.
A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field is preferred for this position. Possession of an advanced purchasing certification is desirable. Applicants are encouraged to submit either a copy of their degree, certificate OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree conferred by the final filing deadline. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the document deadlines above. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS
In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting documents by fax, include the recruitment title (Buyer (Senior)) and the recruitment number (22-484060-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.
This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ position interested as well as qualifications for the position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.
Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.
To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.
Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.
It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.
This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.
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