Applying To: Buyer

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  • Minimum: $41,730.00
  • Maximum: $65,234.00

This examination’s eligible list may be used to fill per performance vacancies. Per performance positions are paid $20.06 on an hourly basis, are not eligible for the Employee Benefits Program and do not require City residency.

Proof of completion of apprenticeship program, journeymen status and A.S.E. certification must be submitted with the Employment Application or upon request.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for making large scale purchases for City agencies.  Duties include preparing, analyzing, evaluating and recommending the awards of bids for commodities and services.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Buyer

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Materials Management, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related Procurement field; plus two years of experience as a Buyer, Procurement Agent/Analyst, or Contract Administrator in a Purchasing Department.  OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Certification as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) is preferred.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.  When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%

O.C. 3344
October 19, 2021

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