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Procurement Technician

City Of Alexandria Virginia
Alexandria, VA
$41,005.64 - $72,163.26 Annually
Closing date
Jun 8, 2023

Job Details

Procurement Technician

“Preserving the Past, while Innovating our Future!”

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City’s 15.75 square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Procurement Technician position.

An Overview

Under general supervision, the Procurement Technician performs a variety of specialized and highly responsible duties related to the purchase of goods, services, supplies and equipment in support of the work of the Department of General Services. Duties include, assembling product and price data for purchase order award; issuance of purchase orders; recording payments and making entries in the automated purchase order tracking system; and the preparation and maintenance of purchasing documents, files, records, and related materials .

What You Should Bring

The ideal candidate should have strong knowledge and understanding of the practices, methods and techniques of procurement and purchasing; ability to analyze and interpret laws, rules and regulations that apply to procurement in the public sector; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work

  • Review purchase requisitions and contract requests for completeness, proper expense codes, contract or purchase order terms, appropriate attachments, and compliance with City Code;
  • Maintain procurement records (purchase orders, bids and quotes files) as per Virginia State Laws and City Code;
  • Coordinate, track and update certificates of insurance(s) related to active/current contracts ensuring contractor’s insurance is current;
  • Assist in collecting technical information for the development of bid specifications for services, supplies and equipment;
  • Perform word processing/data entry of office correspondence, records, reports, forms and spreadsheets;
  • Answer inquiries from City staff and outside agencies; and explain City ordinances, policies and procedures pertaining to City Procurement;
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

About the Department

Our mission is to provide exceptional management of the City’s real estate, property, and other support services for all our customers, internal and external. The Department of General Services staff strives to provide our customers with unmatched services by proactively managing the City’s assets to support the delivery of services to the City of Alexandria, responding to service requests in a timely manner, listening to our customers, and ensuring that our customers are satisfied with the resolution.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; experience in procurement and/or buying goods, commodities, or services; completion of college-level course work in business and/or procurement principles and techniques; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Associates’ Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a related field plus three (3) years of responsible procurement or buying experience which required negotiating with professional and non-professional service providers, creating technical or general specifications, and/or modifying technical or general specifications prepared by others. Extensive use of Microsoft Office Suite; and experience working in local, state or federal government environment.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background.

The Department of General Services (DGS) is a first response department and as such all DGS employees are deemed essential or emergency personnel and maybe required to report to work when the City government is open with liberal leave or closed during emergencies.


The City of Alexandria is an award-winning, innovative, and progressive local government that brings together elected leaders, residents, businesses, and staff to foster a thriving community.  We are an independent, full-service city, providing the services typically operated by both counties and cities in areas such as public safety, transportation, human services, parks and recreation, planning, and administration. We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities in a variety of fields, with the resources and expertise to succeed.  In Alexandria, employees are our most important asset, and we work hard to create and support a culture that delivers excellence through the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork and continuous improvement.

Our employees have access to excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance and other benefits.  Alexandria provides a defined-benefit pension and offers six weeks of paid parental leave to employees who become parents through birth, adoption or foster care.

We offer a robust wellness program, interdepartmental rotation program, tuition assistance funding and professional development program that helps employees obtain the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to enhance their professional and personal growth.

With a population of approximately 160,000 and a land area of 16 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., Alexandria is known for its beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, charming waterfront, high-tech economy, vibrant retail and restaurant corridors and diverse neighborhoods. We are a unique and historic community, and we continue to innovate for the 21st century.

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