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This recruitment is open to:

The public and all County employees.

Employees still certified to the Procurement Analyst Eligible Register 1033950A21 are strongly encouraged to reapply at this time as their certification to the register expires in June.


Note: This recruitment requires you to take a written examination. Once you have completed the application process, you must call the Human Resources Department prior to 12:00 pm on April 18, 2012 to obtain the date and time of the examination. Failure to complete any requirement, as stated above, will remove you from further consideration. Please call 727-464-3367 to schedule a test date and time. You can obtain detailed directions to our testing facility on the "Main Employment Page" of our website.

Procurement Analyst
Open - All interested Applicants
This is specialized purchasing work in processing requests and requisitions for the purchase of commodities, supplies, equipment and services for Pinellas County.
Employees in this class perform specialized procurement work on diversified commodities and services including review of requisitions, development of bid specifications, preparation of bid invitations, analysis and award of bids, and negotiating purchases in accordance with established procedures. Work also involves the review and forecasting of market trends, development and award of advantageous contracts, and communication with vendors and users concerning procurement, shipping, receiving, invoicing and pricing problems and processes. Employee is required to use initiative and independent judgment in procurement review and improvement.
• 5 years purchasing, procurement, and acquisition experience that includes 1 year experience in high volume, major, and complex purchasing matters; or
• Associate's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, marketing, public administration, or related field and 3 years purchasing experience that includes 1 year in complex procurement matters; or
• Bachelor's degree and 1 year experience in complex procurement matters; or
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
• Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver's License and endorsement, if any.
• Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
• Preference may be given to those holding National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Certified Professional Public Buyer designation or comparable professional certifications or designations.
• Other highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials relevant to a position.
• Confers with various county department users to determine needs for commodities, materials, supplies and equipment.
• Reviews historical data for each assigned commodity class and develops a plan to provide advantageous prices and expeditious delivery through an effective balance of term contracts, blanket purchase orders and open market purchases.
• Prepares complex specifications, legal advertisements, invitations to bid, contracts and options of renewals.
• Advertises formal bids and solicits quotations; determines when pre-bid conferences are required and presides over them.
• Works with department users to evaluate bids to assure compliance with purchasing policies and regulations while fulfilling department needs.
• Surveys markets to determine best source, new sources, market conditions and trends.
• Prepares and issues purchase orders; keeps file of vendors; checks prices and approves invoices on purchase orders; schedules delivery dates; follows up on delayed deliveries.
• Continually develops the Women and Minority Business Enterprise vendor list; develops reliable supplies by constant evaluation of service and performance.
• Receives, safeguards and ensures the return of bid bonds and prepares and executes contracts after coordination with legal or risk offices.
• Reviews and forecasts market trends and maintains files of catalogs and price lists to assist users in obtaining the latest information on products or services.
• May assign, supervise and review work of subordinates involved in buying, preparation of bid specifications, invitations to bid, bid tabulations, data entry and records maintenance.
• Performs related work as assigned or required.
• Knowledge of large scale purchasing methods and procedures and laws, rules, regulations and accounting principles as related to procurement.
• Knowledge of methods and procedures concerning formal bid procedures and recommendations for bid awards.
• Knowledge of grades, quantities, sources and marketing conditions of commodities frequently used in County operations.
• Ability to apply computer applications and software.
• Ability to perform value analysis, cost/benefit comparisons and related computations.
• Ability to prepare bids and contracts and supervise routine purchasing and contract activities.
• Ability to interpret market prices or trends, maintain good relations with suppliers and users, prepare written and oral reports, exercise sound judgment and arrive at valid conclusions.
All interested candidates must complete an application, a supplemental questionnaire, and a written test. Once you have completed the application process, you must notify your department/division payroll clerk prior to 12:00 pm, April 18, 2010. Once your payroll clerk obtains a date and time from the Employment Division of Human Resources, you will be notified of such. Failure to complete any requirement, as stated above, will remove you from further consideration.