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Buyer

Company: Anchorage Schools
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Bargaining Unit: ACE

Work Year: 230 days per year, 12 contract payments

OR 240 days per year, 12 contract payments

Work Day: 8 hours per day

FTE: Full time, 1.0 FTE

Salary: ACE 4

Job Summary

The Buyer assists in preparing quotes, purchase orders, and other items while evaluating and setting the purchasing process for incoming items. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).

Job Requirements

The following are required:

* A high school diploma or equivalent.
* Three years of responsible experience in the purchasing and storage of supplies and equipment in a school district.
* Three years of technical experience.
* Knowledge of governmental purchasing procedures and practices.
* Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies affecting school system purchasing and property disposal.
* Knowledge of specification preparation.
* Knowledge of materials, markets, marketing procedures, shipping procedures, rates, and pricing methods.
* Knowledge of materials and services used in a public school system.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

The following are preferred:

* A bachelor's degree in business administration, purchasing, or a related field.
* Ability to operate a computer with experience in online data entry.
* Working knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity and labor relations regulations and policies.

Essential Job Functions

* Provides technical assistance in the preparation of quotations, purchase orders, change notices for purchase of supplies, equipment, and contracted services.
* Has signature and purchasing authority for delegated purchases per ASD Board Policy 3311 and 3312, to include those purchases authorized by Board Policy 3312.2, regardless of dollar value.
* Evaluates and determines the purchasing process for incoming purchase requisitions.
* Produces required correspondence to expedite critical purchased items.
* As a representative of ASD, revises or changes purchase orders, effects cancellation, improves terms where possible, and obtains quotations.
* Performs computer system data entry.
* Coordinates essential activities required with ASD departments to purchase required materials, supplies, equipment, and contracted services.
* Advises director of exceptional vendor performance, market trends, and unusual conditions.
* Interviews vendors' agents and representatives and investigates and recommends alternate sources of supply.
* Determines which purchases can be consolidated to obtain maximum economic benefits and seeks methods wherein the competitive quotation process can be improved.
* Reviews and assists purchasing agents on ASD training programs for purchasing policies and procedures.

Physical /Mental Demands

The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.

Work Environment

Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District (ASD) employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. For certificated positions, this is in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).

This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit the government REAL ID website for additional information.

The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Keywords: Anchorage Schools, Anchorage , Buyer, Other , Anchorage, Alaska

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