Assistant Purchasing Director (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3074

PAY GRADE: 2280

SALARY RANGE: $55,098 - $92,726

LOCATION OF WORK
Purchasing Department

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Purchasing Director, performs highly responsible administrative work in assisting, directing and coordinating the central purchasing services for all agencies of the City-Parish government. Work involves assisting the Purchasing Director in directing all phases of the purchasing process, sale of surplus property and inventory control for all City-Parish agencies. Supervision is provided to subordinate employees. Work is performed within existing laws, rules and regulations governing purchasing activities of the City-Parish government. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Assists in directing the work of professional, technical and clerical employees engaged in the acquisition of large quantities of a wide variety of supplies, materials and equipment to City-Parish governmental agencies. Directs the Purchasing Department computer activities and automated office procedures. Assists in preparing and reviewing all bid specifications. Supervises central stores operations in the purchasing, receipt, storage and issuance of office materials to City-Parish governmental agencies. Prepares reports of purchasing activities; assists in the preparation of division budget requests; supervises the maintenance of various purchasing records and manuals. Represents or accompanies the Purchasing Director at meetings with the Metropolitan Council and its committees or similar meetings relative to programs of the Purchasing Department in order to carry out goals and objectives. Serves as Purchasing Director in the absence of the Director.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of large scale purchasing methods and procedures, and of the laws, rules, and regulations governing the purchasing of materials by City-Parish government. Knowledge of the types, characteristics, supply sources, and market factors of supply and equipment categories frequently required by City-Parish government. Knowledge of office management methods, principles, and practices. Knowledge of computer applications and automated office procedures, and particularly as related to purchasing activities. Ability to plan, organize, and direct effectively a centralized purchasing program. Ability to plan and coordinate the activities of buyers and other technical staff members engaged in large-scale purchasing functions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in business administration, and four years of experience in private business or governmental purchasing and property control.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB).

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.