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Purchasing Agent

Glynn County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Mar. 12, 2018

End Date: Jun. 29, 2018

This is a full-time position and receives all benefits afforded to regular employees. 

Summary: The purpose of this classification is to manage/coordinate the centralized acquisition of goods/services in support of county departments and agencies. 

Essential Job Functions: Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals. Manages operations and activities of the purchasing division; submits proposed revisions to purchasing ordinances for approval; develops division budget and monitors expenditures; establishes annual goals and objectives for the division. Coordinates purchasing activities with department/division managers; provides acquisition assistance and direction to managers as needed. Coordinates the purchase requisition process; reviews purchase requisitions received from county departments/agencies; ensures compliance with purchasing ordinance; enters purchase requisition data into computer; converts approved purchase requisitions to purchase orders. Administers the bidding process; prepares solicitations for formal bids; develops project time lines and acquisition of material time lines; conducts and chairs pre-bid conferences; conducts formal bid openings; establishes evaluation criteria pertaining to formal requests for proposal. Issues notices of award and notices to proceed to successful bidders; negotiates contractual terms and conditions with bidders. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Purchasing, or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes governmental purchasing, procurement, contract administration, supervision, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.Valid Driver’s License Required. CPM or UPPC is desired, but not required. 

In addition to completing the online application, candidates must submit a compelling cover letter and résumé highlighting related background, education and experience to the Glynn County Human Resources Department. An electronic version of all submittals is strongly encouraged and should be sent to jobs@glynncounty-ga.gov.