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The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking an Administrative and Office Specialist III to join its Finance team as a Buyer responsible for procurement within the agency. We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment, and competitive salaries and benefits.


BUYER (REPOST) (00173)



DUTIES:  Serves as an entry level Buyer for the Office of the Attorney General and the Division of Debt Collection.  Individual is responsible for all tasks necessary to complete the purchasing cycle for the agency, ensuring procurements meet the mission of the Agency and is in conformance to applicable law, regulations and best practices.  This position shall support procurement activities by reviewing, amending, and approving transactions, and performing data entry. Serves as first point of contact for all issues and concerns regarding general procurement and fields questions from agency staff as well. The position provides assistance in maintaining procurement and contract files. Position shall also monitor the status of purchase orders and expedite delivery. This position will assist in administering the agency’s Small Purchase Charge Card (SPCC) program including maintaining cardholder data and resolving customer service issues with users.  



QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of fiscal processes; Ability to process routine to more complex purchases of supplies, equipment and services; Proficient in PC applications, specifically Word, Excel, and Access; Demonstrated administrative capabilities and the ability to use automated procurement and financial systems; Ability to apply established policies and procedures; Ability to interact effectively and cooperatively with the public and coworkers in a team environment. Prefer experience with Virginia State procurement policies, procedures and systems (eVA) but willing to train someone with strong aptitude for learning  processes and functioning with accuracy, independence and the ability to plan, organize, analyze and address problems.


EDUCATION OR TRAINING:  College graduate with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics a plus! In lieu of a degree, a combination of work experience reflective of the above mentioned knowledge, skills, and abilities, education, and level of experience described will be considered.  If not held, incumbent should soon thereafter obtain the Division of Purchases & Supply (DPS) Virginia Contract Associate (VCA) and Virginia Contract Officer (VCO) certifications.


SALARY:  Negotiable to $40,000


TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.