Procurement Specialist is a journey-level class in the Procurement Contracting series. Under general supervision, incumbents are responsible for routine and more challenging procurements, exercising judgement within guidelines and independently procuring within delegated authority. The Procurement Specialist obtains goods and services via contracts utilizing competitive procurement processes such a formally advertised request for bid and request for quotations, negotiates and awards non-competitive procurements, and performs related work.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or certified foreign studies equivalency business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, economics or a closely related field; AND one (1) year of progressively responsible buying experience, purchasing of a variety of commodities and services in a highly regulated industry or public agency; OR
Five (5) years of progressively responsible buying experience, purchasing a variety of commodities and services in a highly regulated industry or public agency; OR
Possession of a CPPB, CPM, CPSM, CPPO, CPCM, or CACM certificate in purchasing/procurement management, as described under Certification/Registration; OR
Three (3) years of experience as an Assistant Procurement Specialist with the County of San Diego
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.