LOCATION ALERT: This position is located at the Arizona State Prison Complex – Lewis which is located between Buckeye and Gila Bend; this is 55 miles from central Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a detail-oriented individual responsible for receiving and analyzing purchase requests for raw materials, services, and supplies for Arizona State Prison Complex – Lewis.
- Purchase goods and services (under contract)
- Solicits verbal and written quotes as required
- Maintains state award contract files
- May supervise and/or assist in training lower level buyers
- Prepares purchase orders
- Coordinates with managers at the Physical Plant, Motor Pool, Security, Deputy Warden, and Warden in the ordering for required commodities
- Under supervision, compose bids/proposals and quotes by researching the commodity area, specifications, and contractual terms
- Develops bid to fulfill departmental requirements, best interest, analyze the proposals submitted, and seek the end user’s input
- Prepares an award recommendation for the manager’s approval
- Researches new sources and maintains a list of vendors able to service the departments’ needs
- Interviews and correspond with vendors regarding price, availability, and market trends
- Contact vendors regarding any discrepancies in pricing, shipping, or delivery time frames
- Under general supervision, plan and participate in commodity surveys, analyze results, and take necessary action
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment
- Arizona Procurement Code and departmental policies and procedures relating to purchasing
- Purchasing business practices and procedures
- Mathematics and general accounting practices/techniques, standard commodities, and products
- Source of supply, statewide, local, national markets, and price trends
- Personal computer and software applications
- English including grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- Office procedures and equipment
- Verbal and written communications
- Prioritizing, multi-tasking, and organizing tasks
- Providing a high level of customer service
- Operating a calculator
- Typing work assignments to achieve timely results
- Communicate effectively
- Learn and adhere to the ADCRR policies and procedures
- Make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately using a calculator
- Apply sound critical judgment
- Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships with all levels of the organization and the public
- Supervise and mentor subordinate staff
- Work in a prison environment
- Two (2) years of experience equivalent to a Buyer I
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in purchasing and one (1) year of experience
Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and drug test.
We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.