New Job Buyer 2 In Minnesota

Buyer 2
Buyer 2

Buyer 2

Company : State of Minnesota
Salary : $23.62 - $34.45 an hour
Location : Minnesota

Full Description

Job Details

Working Title: Buyer 2
Job Class: Buyer 2
Agency: Revenue Department

  • Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and to all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 2/8/2023.
  • Date Posted: 2/2/2023
  • Closing Date: 2/13/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Revenue Dept / Revenue (inc Assessors)-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Financial Management Division / FMD-Fiscal Services
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $23.62 - $34.45 / hourly; $49,318 - $71,931 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

This position performs volume purchasing of various supplies, equipment, and services for the Department of Revenue (DOR) in accordance with applicable statutes, policies, and procedures. This includes negotiating with vendors regarding price, quantity, deliverables, and other relevant terms and conditions. This position will document and maintain DOR purchasing policies and procedures and manage all aspects of the purchasing requisition process.

This position also provides backup support to the agency PT Contract Coordinator, coordinating, executing, monitoring, and reporting on professional/ technical contracts, grants, and lease agreements for the DOR. Contract coordination includes providing guidance and leadership to DOR staff to procure services that are comprehensive and technical in nature to ensure the administration of department programs. The position ensures that all contracts are legal and accomplish the business needs of the Agency and are administered effectively and efficiently.

Teleworking employees are required to live in Minnesota or a bordering state in a county along the Minnesota state line.


Minimum Qualifications

One (1) year of professional level experience in purchasing OR three (3) years technical/administrative experience in purchasing (A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or other business related field may substitute for one year of experience).


Experience with SWIFT (State of Minnesota Accounting System) or other large accounting database application.

Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel.

Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.

Strong written and oral communication skills to write policies, reports, and training materials.

Ability to work effectively within a team.

Excellent organizational and documentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

One (1) year of purchasing experience in state government.

Proficient with Microsoft Excel and the ability to use advanced functions.

Understanding of the business operations of the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Experience with negotiating in a professional setting.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes, accounting records, and laptop computer.

Additional Requirements

Prior to an offer of employment, a background check will be conducted. This will include, but is not limited to checking degrees and licensures, criminal history, and tax filing and payment history. All individual income tax filing and payment obligations must be current prior to interviewing for this position.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected]. For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Ron Empting at [email protected].

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Yerly Lee at [email protected].

If you need a reasonable accommodation for this interview and/or testing process, please contact the Department of Revenue ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] and indicate what assistance is needed.