Purchasing Assistant

San Joaquin County

Purchasing Assistant

San Joaquin County

$3,928 - $4,777 / Monthly

Final Filing Date: September 22, 2017


The San Joaquin County Purchasing and Support Services Department is seeking qualified applicants who are interested in starting a career in professional purchasing.  This position is the entry-level class.  An employee in this class is responsible for learning and performing volume purchasing functions such as review of requisitions, preparation of bid and proposal invitations, communication with vendor representatives, and development of County operating orders.




Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, political science, economics, or a related field.

Substitutions:  1) Possession of a valid certificate as a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) issued by the Institute of Supply Management, or a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) issued by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC), may be substituted for the above-required education; OR 2) purchasing experience that included reviewing requisitions, drafting  specifications and bids, analyzing bids, and working with vendors and operating departments, may be substituted for the above-required education on a year-for-year basis.


How to Apply:

A completed application package, including application and supplemental questionnaire, is to be submitted no later than September 22, 2017 to San Joaquin County Human Resources, 44 N. San Joaquin Street, Suite 330, Stockton, CA 95202.

For additional information, or to apply online, you may go to our website at www.sjgov.org/department/hr. EOE

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