Purchasing Assistant

Published September 9, 1999 | Human Resources / Assistant Town Manager | Automatically Archived on 1/18/2000

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Administrative and technical work in assisting with all town purchasing activity. Under the administrative direction of the Town Accountant. Performs varied responsible duties requiring thorough knowledge of state laws and regulations concerning purchasing and contracts. Assists in implementing and maintaining purchase order system using MUNIS financial software. Verifies that purchases comply with state regulations. Coordinates the process governing town bidding and RFP’s; Edits and/or assists in writing documents including invitations for bids, specifications, RFPs, legal ads, contracts and related correspondence. Provides information and assistance to department heads and other town officials on purchasing related matters. Assists the Town Manager in reviewing contracts and agreements with the town. Assists in monitoring and ordering supplies. Responsible for the proper maintenance of vendor files. Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Requires knowledge of personal computers particularly applications using Windows 95/98 and experience in using web-browser to search the Internet and access on-line databases for research purposes. Strong skills in word processing, database and math helpful. Duties require knowledge of purchasing and accounting equivalent to an associate’s degree in accounting plus 1