Buyer I

$50,739.73 - $84,565.73 Annually
Dec 31, 2018
Jan 14, 2019
Full Time

Independently performs as the department's Procurement Card (P-card) manager, and manages every aspect of the Police Department's 100-plus credit cards. Pulls information from PaymentNet weekly, accounts for receipts weekly and performs monthly reconciliation. Acts as the liaison for the department to troubleshoot all credit card questions for field users before consulting with the county's Credit Card Manager. Required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the Purchasing Resolution and the VPPA. Uses knowledge of the policies and procedures issued by the Department of Purchasing and Material Management (DPMM) to determine the best practices. Processes various procurement documents to include purchase orders using the county's automated FOCUS system, and e-VA orders. Performs other related duties as assigned; duties are performed under general supervision of the Buyer II.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of purchasing;
  • Ability to use sound judgment in decision-making;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county technical
  • representatives and vendors;
  • Ability to utilize an automated procurement processing system;
  • Ability to collect and analyze data;
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration or a related field.

Certain positions with financial responsibility within this class may be subject to criminal history record checks and/or credit checks as a condition of hiring and periodically thereafter, as determined by the department head. An applicant or employee may be required to submit a request for a criminal history record check and/or credit check to the appropriate agency. Applicants and employees within these select positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

Prefer two years or more of procurement experience. Knowledge of the fundamentals of public purchasing; ability to use sound judgment in making independent decisions; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to collect and analyze data; ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public and other county officials. Certification and experience in FOCUS.

Ability to lift 10 pound boxes. Must be able to handle standing and sitting for extensive periods of time. Must be able to operate office equipment necessary to complete tasks. All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.