New Job Purchasing Agent Ii In Kentucky

Purchasing Agent II
Purchasing Agent II

Purchasing Agent II

Company : Commonwealth of Kentucky
Salary : $3,231 a month
Location : Kentucky

Full Description

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12/3/2021 (7:00 PM EST)
Purchasing Agent II
Pay Grade
$3,230.84 Monthly
Employment Type
Hiring Agency
Cabinet for Health & Family Services | Office of the Secretary
Location Varies

The agency may authorize the selected candidate to telecommute. The candidate may need to report to the office as needed. The agency may terminate or modify the telecommuting arrangement at any time.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), Office of Administrative Services (OAS) administers a broad range of internal Cabinet programs and services OAS is dedicated to providing efficient, effective, quality services of CHFS staff and the general public.

The Division of Procurement and Grants Oversight is housed within OAS and is responsible for all procurement activities, acquisition of goods and non-professional services and certain workplace equipment as well as Professional Services and Memorandums of Agreement.

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Duties and responsibilities for this position will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Develops, implements and interprets policies relative to the management of contractual services.
  • Coordinates with budget and accounting staff on a regular basis to ensure the correct contract budget is incorporated into each budget build, monitor contract expenditures, analyze spend patterns, and assist in the development and revision of Cabinet contracting, budget and payment policies.
  • Collaborates with program staff to analyze each program’s needs and determine procurement implications and develop procurement strategy.
  • Review, analyze, draft, and monitor documents for Executive Staff to ensure compliance and conformity with statues, policies, and procedures related to procurement issues.
  • Provides functional supervision in implementing Cabinet Procurement policies.
  • Research, review, interpret and maintain an advanced knowledge of feral and state statutes and regulations, grant requirements, and procurement policies and procedures advise management of any changes and/or implication of proposed legislative changes, and make recommendations to remain in compliance.
  • Serves as liaison between Executive Staff and other offices, agencies, departments and organizations with respect to procurement issues.
  • Prepares written correspondence, financial and contract budget analysis spreadsheets, and status/ad hoc reports.
  • Researches variances in contract budget versus year-end spend and make recommendations for future contract amounts based on results.
Preferred skills and knowledge may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Highly organized.
  • Ability to independently research issues and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Effectively and accurately communicate both written and verbally.
  • Collaborate well with others.
  • Previous procurement experience is a plus.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in U.S. CHFS will only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that CHFS has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at 888-897-7781 or
Minimum Requirements
EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Five years of purchasing experience.


Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Experience in purchasing will substitute for the required college on a year for-year basis. Certification with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) will substitute for one year of the college requirement OR certification as a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) will substitute for two years of the college requirement.

Working Conditions
Incumbents working in this job title perform duties in an office setting.
Probationary Period
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Bobbie Taylor at [email protected] or 502-564-7736.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D