Our Purchasing Agent performs supervisory, administrative, and purchasing work for Gloucester County and Gloucester County Public Schools. Performs complex and specialized professional procurement of goods, services, construction and professional services in accordance with County, state, and federal procurement regulations. Plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates County risk financing and risk control plans to minimize adverse impacts to the County’s operational and strategic goals. Must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in determining proper contractual agreements to benefit the County and manage the risk and purchasing programs. Reports to Chief Financial Officer.
The hiring salary for the Purchasing Agent will be $82,359 +/- based on qualifications.
Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or a related field.
Minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in governmental purchasing, risk management, and/or related experience with a minimum of three (3) years of direct supervisory experience.
Possession of a valid driver’s license; possess and maintain a driving record that meets established Gloucester County Driving Standards.
Virginia local government experience preferred.
Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or other relevant professional certifications from a recognized purchasing related organization preferred.