Pay Range 12 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$15.4227$23.1340
Hourly (42 hrs.)$14.6883$22.0324
Hourly (56 hrs.)$11.0162$16.5243

Purchasing Technician

Range: $32,079.14 - $48,118.70 (12)
Position Number: 1636

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is performs technical duties in the procurement of commodities for the city.
Reviews departmental requisitions in order to generate purchase orders; distributes purchase orders to suppliers; contact prospective vendors to determine availability, delivery and cost.
Maintain inventory in city warehouse through spot-check inventory counts; makes recommendations for inventory adjustments.
Performs clerical duties associated with purchasing including filing and data entry.
Organizes the purchase of uniforms and safety toe shoes; organizes Shoe Mobile Day to provide employees the opportunity to purchase safety shoes; receives and distributes uniforms.
Assembles bid packages; gathers specifications, price sheets, and references; obtains quotes for inventory and non-inventory items.
Maintains records of retired equipment for surplus; prepares and submits resolutions for the retired vehicle auction and for the donation of surplus materials; organizes the retired vehicle auction.
Orders inventory items by entering purchase orders; generates inventory reorder reports.
Processes warehouse daily issue tickets; assists in the issuance of commodities at the counter; assists in receiving and verifying shipments.
Attends seminars, classes, and meetings to gain knowledge of standard local government purchasing procedures and practices.
Orders flowers for city employees, immediate family members and retirees in case of sickness and death.
Orders fuels as needed and as directed by garage.
Follows up on receipts of commodities ordered.
Assists with year-end physical inventory.
Prepares departmental blanket purchase order requisitions; prepares change orders as directed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of Standard Local Government Purchasing Procedures and Practices.
Knowledge of various grades, quality standards, price trends, and sources of supply for commodities.
Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
Skill in maintaining complex electronic financial records.
Skill in operating office equipment such as a computer and calculator.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Purchasing Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINE:  Guidelines include Standard Local Government Purchasing Procedures and Practices, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices, the City of Wilson Purchasing Policies and Procedures Manual, relevant federal and state laws and city ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related technical duties in the procurement of commodities for the city.  The need to maintain accurate inventory records contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to procure commodities for the city.  Successful performance ensures the availability of necessary tools, equipment, and supplies and contributes to the overall functioning of the city government.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, vendors, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee frequently lifts light objects, climbs ladders, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office, stockroom, or warehouse.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Ability to be bonded.