State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY SPECIALIST 2
Assists in coordination or is responsible for maintenance of equipment registers and master inventory records;
Receives, examines and determines need for, and adequacy of, requisitioned items and approves requests or makes appropriate recommendations dependent upon availability of funds or other considerations;
Determines that specifications are adequate for commodities used; determines available sources of supply;
Analyzes bids for compliance with bid specifications with complex variables;
Devises evaluation tools to assist clients in selection of alternate products;
Conducts research for new sources of supply; locates and contacts vendors and suppliers;
Analyzes history of performance by suppliers and quality of goods and services;
Arranges for, conducts and/or directs tests and product sampling to ensure compliance with specifications;
Negotiates services, base agreements and contracts as directed;
Interviews vendors, business representatives and departmental/institutional officials regarding purchasing in assigned commodity areas; provides information in response to inquiries;
Assists in coordination of transfers of excess supplies and equipment to, from, and between departments, facilities, institutions, and/or agencies;
Performs duties of Procurement and Supply Specialist 1;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: assist in coordination and supervision of supply and equipment procurement, stockage, utilization and control; devise efficient operational procedures; apply industry-standard inventory control procedures; prepare clear, concise reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, procurement, logistics, supply management or closely allied field;
An Associate of Arts Degree in Purchasing Management, Business Administration or closely allied field AND two years of full-time purchasing experience
Two years of experience as a Procurement and Supply Specialist 1.
Full-time experience as a purchasing professional will substitute on a year-for-year basis.