Purchasing Agent

City of Santa Paula


SALARY – $ 53,408.16  to  $ 73,644.48  Annually + 914.60/mo. Cafeteria Benefit


** As part of the Supervisory & Professional Contract the position is eligible for an additional 8% base wage salary increase beginning July 1, 2018; and an additional 2% base wage salary increase beginning July 1, 2019.**


Under the general direction of the Finance Director, manages the daily operations of the purchasing and contracting functions for the City to ensure that the material and service requirements are met in a timely , efficient, effective , and ethical manner; provides technical support, information, and assistance to City departments in purchasing and development of standards and specifications for contracting activities; ensures quality and adherence to established policies and procedures ; performs more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibilities including performing purchasing activities that have significant impact on costs and operations.


Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and standards of purchasing, contracting, and materials and supplies management; principles and practices of public agency competitive bidding procedures; practices and techniques of inventory control; applicable laws and regulations regarding governmental purchasing activities; methods and techniques of contract development, negotiations and administration; methods and techniques of customer service; record keeping practices and procedures related to the purchasing function; sources and types of equipment and supplies used by a municipality; principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and control; principles and procedures of record keeping; principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation; office procedures, methods, and equipment including applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.


MINIMUM  QUALIFICATIONS  - Any  combination of education and experience that would  likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the  knowledge and abilities would be: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredit college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Business Management or a related field is required; and Experience: Three years of responsible  experience in purchasing and contract management in the public and/or private sector that has led to the acquisition  of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. License; Certificates; Special  Requirements:  A  valid  class  C  California  driver's license.


For detailed information please go to our city website www.spcity.org ; Filing deadline Friday, February 2nd, 2018.




Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 03:01

A former analyst for the Pasadena Public Works Department and a former Pasadena city contractor have been convicted on 73 criminal counts of embezzlement, conflict of interest, and misappropriation