Buyer III

Department/Agency of position: 
County of Albemarle Finance - Purchasing Division
Location of position: 
Charlottesville, VA
Wage/Salary: 
Hiring Range: $47,829 – $57,395/annual equivalent based on experience, education and internal equity
Date Posted: 
Friday, May 12, 2017
Closing Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017
Job Description: 

Buyer III May be filled at lower level, based on qualifications and experience

Finance – Purchasing Division

Exempt, Pay Grade 16

The Buyer III performs complex professional and technical work in the procurement of goods, non-professional and professional services, as well as construction and insurance. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Purchasing Agent. Supervises subordinate Buyer positions. Essential functions include, and are not limited to the following:

• Directs the day to day work of the Division's procurement staff; • Interprets applicable purchasing regulations, rules, procedures, codes and laws for departmental staff and end users’ • Completes procurement process using formal and informal methods, from solicitation development to award of contract, for spot and term contract purchases of complex goods, services, construction and insurance; • Drafts formal contracts when required; • Recommends to the Purchasing Agent updates to the County’s solicitation templates and contract templates based on best practices and/or as require by Code changes; • Research, approval (or denial) and public posting of sole source and emergency procurements • Provides timely, accurate and responsive procurement support to County departments as needed and assists County personnel in planning and scheduling purchases and preparing forecasts for budget purposes; • Authorizes purchase orders on behalf of County in the absence of the Purchasing Agent; • Contract administration, reviewing, evaluating (including auditing) and resolving complaints from departments and vendors, and handling contract amendments and contract renewals; • Consult and provide support to decentralized buyers; • Act as back-up to Purchasing Agent; • Provides guidance to Purchasing and Accounting staff to ensure proper accounting for and reporting of fixed assets; • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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