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  • 512426
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 7 2023 at 23:55 MST


Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.

To conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department manages fish and wildlife in Arizona and under the authority of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, creates and implements scientific methods and regulations to effectively manage fish and wildlife habitat via conservation, enforcement, hunting, fishing, watercraft and off-highway vehicle recreation, and shooting sports. The Arizona Game and Fish Department dedicates itself to excellence, values its employees and supports a culture of stewardship, teamwork and partnerships.



Job Location:

Address:  5000 West Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $40,496 - $72,410 

Grade: 20

Closing Date: 02/07/2023

Job Summary:

FLSA-Non-Exempt / SALARY GRADE 20 ($40,496-$72,410)
CLOSING DATE: 02/07/2023

Under the direction of the Purchasing Supervisor, this position will be responsible for coordinating and assisting the Department in soliciting for its procurement and operational needs through existing state and agency specific contracts.

Job Duties:

Major duties include:

- Writes, solicits, evaluates and recommends awards of informal and formal solicitations that meets Department’s needs

- Develops technical, complex specifications and creates solicitation documents. Conducts informational and evaluation committee meetings as necessary and public solicitation openings.
- Evaluates offers and makes recommendations for award contracts

- Receives purchase commodities and services requests for processing including reviewing for compliance with the Arizona Procurement Code

- Processes requisitions, approves; and sends purchase orders to vendors and provides training and assistance to end users regarding purchasing procedures, documents and contracts

- Represents the Department at various functions and serves as the main information source for end users

- Performs duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The candidate must have knowledge in/of Federal and State procurement laws and statutes, Federal and State funding rules and regulations, contract language and management, governmental contracting, accounting practices, analysis and reporting of financial data. Candidates must be skilled to negotiate, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, evaluate and analyze programmatic and fiscal data, interpret and apply Federal and State laws governing assigned program areas. Must be able to operate a computer and use word processing programs.

Selective Preference(s):

The preferred candidate will have a degree in business, public administration or related field and 3-5 years of purchasing experience and 1-3 years governmental purchasing experience. NIGP certification or related courses will be preferred.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Position requires possession of and the 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.).

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.

Arizona Game and Fish Department  is an equal employment opportunity agency. 


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Milani Barron at mbarron@azgfd.gov for assistance.


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.