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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $58,025.52 to  $86,150.88  PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Administration
Division: Purchasing
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 07.302
Announcement Number: 44168
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 09/18/2023
Close Date: 10/02/2023
   Phone: (775)684-0126
   Email: darrell.morlan@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 4 Days 19 Hrs 57 Mins
The Position
Purchasing Officers work either within the State's Purchasing Division or within the Purchasing Divisions of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and develop, evaluate, monitor and mediate procurement of goods and services contracts to ensure consistency, uniformity and cost-effectiveness in obtaining services for State agencies in accordance with applicable State and federal laws, regulations, and applicable policies and principles of sound fiscal management.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
This is a Purchasing Officer I position within the Department of Administration's Purchasing Division in Carson City. Under close supervision, this position will be responsible for agency commodity procurements over $50,000 and procurement services on projects with a value over $100,000, including planning, organizing, and writing requests for proposals, training evaluators, facilitating evaluations, and processing awards, coordinating negotiations, and preparing contracts. This position will support Purchasing Officer II's with large and/or complex solicitations. This position also conducts solicitations, awards, and manages statewide contracts for State and local government agencies. The incumbent will be required to have experience with eProcurement and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office products. In following with the Department of Administration's mission of providing exceptional customer services, the position requires a high degree of customer service skills, working cooperatively and professionally inside and outside of the organization. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a business-related field and two years of professional experience in procurement, project management related to procurement or related field requiring analysis of technical information, preparation of written documents and contract administration; OR one year of experience as a Buyer III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you have any experience with managing multiple deadlines within the same timeframe? If so, please describe when and where you obtained this experience.
2) Describe your experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
3) Describe your experience with eProcurement and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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