New job Buyer in Idaho



Company : State of Idaho
Salary : $22 - $26 an hour
Location : Idaho

Full Description


We serve Idaho by promoting responsible government through expert customer support.
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the great state of Idaho? Do you desire a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? The Division of Purchasing is the central purchasing authority for state agencies, developing solicitations, and awarding and administering contracts for vital goods and services. Located in beautiful downtown Boise, the Division of Purchasing is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team of passionate and skilled employees.
This position is classified as a Purchasing Officer under-fill. To view the qualifications for the Purchasing Officer, please visit: If you meet the Purchasing Officer qualifications, please apply under that announcement. The successful candidate in this position may be offered a position as a Purchasing Officer after completion of various types of on-the-job training and paid certification (typically one to three years based on your qualifications).

This permanent classified position also includes a comprehensive benefit package including: PERSI Retirement Benefits, Medical/Dental Benefits and Life Insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time off includes vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately upon hire and Holiday pay.

Example of Duties

  • Determines product and equipment requirements
  • Prepares specifications and selects vendors
  • Prepares and issues formal bidding documents
  • Reviews departments bid/award recommendations and determines solutions to conflict
  • Authorizes sole-source procurement and emergency purchasing within purchasing authority
  • Determines contract terms and conditions
  • Proposes solutions to broken contract terms
  • Researches market to identify new products or equipment
  • Analyzes equipment products and services using life-cycle costing, weighted-value, and value-analysis methods
  • Interprets State Purchasing Code for department personnel
  • Advises departments on purchasing procedures
  • Corresponds with vendors and department personnel regarding purchasing problems

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: Purchasing methods and procedures; contract preparation and development; life-cycle costing principles, value analysis, and weighted-value methodology as used in evaluating bids for a wide range of commodities and services.

Experience: Preparing and evaluating specifications for products, equipment, and services; interpreting and applying governmental codes or other controlling policies, rules or regulations; applying value-analysis criteria to products, equipment, and services; and operating a personal computer using word processing and spreadsheet software applications.

Supplemental Information

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check.

This position will also interact with a diverse customer base and must be able to interact in a non-partisan manner when working in political environments.
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Department of Administration!
If you have questions about this position please contact us at:
Phone: 208.332.1819
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact Human Resources at (208) 332-1819.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.