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  • Recruitment Begins: Thursday, May 23, 2013
  • Recruitment Ends: Thursday, June 13, 2013
  • Department: ADMIN - Controller
  • Salary: $26.21 - $34.03
  • Class Specification: Purchasing Officer

Job Description



The Dane County Department of Administration, Controller’s Office in Madison, Wisconsin has a vacancy for a Purchasing Officer. This position develops specifications for commodities, capital equipment and services; researches sources of commodities and services to construct qualified bidders' list; evaluates bids for conformity to specifications and makes bid awards; develops requests for proposals and represents Purchasing Division as member of proposal evaluation panels; writes purchase of services contracts; monitors contracts and performs analyses to ensure vendor compliance in terms of quality, quantity, cost and delivery; advises departments on the cost of commodities and capital items to assist department heads in their budget preparation; reviews requisitions for accuracy, legality and conformity with current laws;  corresponds with, contacts and interviews outside sources as part of research to determine sources of supply, market trends, new and improved products, brands and service methods; conducts bid openings; manages the disposal of surplus property; trains departmental personnel in proper purchasing procedures; approves and issues blanket orders. Requires significant experience in the high volume procurement of commodities and professional services including the preparation of specifications for major capital equipment and professional services and any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to four years of responsible work experience interpreting and applying complex rules and regulations; experience in systems analysis, accounting, purchasing or closely related field is highly preferred; certification by National Institute of Governmental Purchasing or National Association of Purchasing Management is preferred.  Hourly pay is $26.21 with further merit increases to $34.03 and excellent benefits including fully paid HMO health and dental insurance for full time employees, retirement, short/long term disability, long term care and vision coverage. Exam: Completed Qualifications Statement must be submitted with the Dane County application for employment.

Recruitment ends at 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2013. For application materials contact: Dane County Employee Relations, Room 418, City-County Building, Madison, Wisconsin, 53709, 608/266-4123,and for those with TTY call WI Relay 711. You can also access the application materials through the Dane County homepage on the Internet at: Interested individuals must file a completed official Dane County employment application along with a current resume and cover letter. An Affirmative Action employer operating under a civil service merit system.

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