Company: Arkansas Government Job
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Date: Jan 5, 2022
Req ID: 15071
Little Rock, AR, US, 72205
Category: DEPT OF AGRICULTURE
Anticipated Starting Salary: 32,405
**Position Number: 22088781**
**Posting End Date: 01/19/2022**
**Anticipated Starting Salary: 32,405**
**\#1 Natural Resources Drive**
**Little Rock, AR 72205**
**As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of
Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of
policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep
its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international
markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for
the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized
into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry
Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division,
and Shared Services Division.**
Class Code: V014C
FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT
Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $46,987.00
The Buyer is responsible for processing the procurement of
supplies, materials, and equipment. This position is governed by
state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Reviews purchase requests to determine need for term contracts,
develops new contracts and/or prepares history sheet and product
specifications, determines appropriate list of bidders for product,
and notifies potential bidders. Analyzes and monitors sales
records, trends, and economic conditions to anticipate consumer
buying patterns, and determines inventory needed. Receives and
evaluates bids to determine lowest bid and delivery requirements
within cost limits, and awards bid. Authorizes payment of invoices
or return of merchandise. Interviews and works closely with vendors
to obtain and develop desired products. Negotiate prices, discount
terms, and transportation arrangements for merchandise. Prepares
specifications for Request for Quotation, Request for Proposal, and
Request for Qualifications. Examines, selects, orders, and
purchases merchandise at most favorable price consistent with
quality, quantity, specification requirements, and other factors.
Performs other duties as assigned.
**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities**
Knowledge of purchasing principles, procedures, and methods.
Knowledge of state and university purchasing laws and regulations.
Knowledge of market conditions and resources in an assigned field.
Ability to research and draft clear, concise, and competitive
purchasing specifications and evaluate product acceptability and/or
quality. Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.
Ability to maintain accurate and systematic procurement records.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with purchasing agents/officials, vendors, and manufacturers.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five
years of experience in merchandising or a related field, including
one year in purchasing. Additional requirements determined by the
agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the
Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR
EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC
REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS,
UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
**_The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age,
disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information,
military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic
protected by law._**
**Nearest Major Market:** Little Rock
Keywords: Arkansas Government Job, Little Rock , BUYER, Other , Little Rock, Arkansas
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