Assistant Procurement Specialists purchase supplies, services, food, and equipment in the required quantity and quality; obtain goods and services via contracts utilizing competitive procurement processes such as formally advertised request for bid and request for quotations; negotiate and award non-competitive procurements and perform related work. Under direct supervision, incumbents learn to perform progressively more responsible and difficult purchasing of supplies, equipment and services.
The ideal candidate has knowledge of general procurement practices, is an effective communicator committed to delivering high quality customer service. The ideal candidate is also ethical, reliable, organized, able to multi-task, and has analytical skills to implement effective and efficient procurement practices in accordance with County policies and the ability to explain the reasons behind a decision. Possession of a C.P.M., C.P.P.O., C.P.C.M., or C.A.C.M. certificate in purchasing/procurement management, as described under Certification/Registration is highly desirable.
An associate's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or certified foreign studies equivalency in business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, economics or a closely related field; OR,
Two (2) years of progressively responsible buying experience, purchasing a variety of commodities and services in a service industry or public agency; OR,
Possession of a C.P.P.B, A.P.P, C.P.M., C.P.P.O., C.P.C.M., or C.A.C.M. certificate in purchasing/procurement management, as described under Certification/Registration.
The Department of Purchasing and Contracting (DPC) procures all goods and services for the County of San Diego, as provided for in the County Charter. DPC ensures the competitive process is used for best price and highest quality while conforming to purchasing regulations and emphasizing excellent customer service practices. The department is also responsible for the reuse and disposal of surplus property and administration of the Countywide records management program.