Classificaiton: Buyer II Department: Contracts and Procurement Sub-Division: Business and Administrative Services Salary Range: $3,656 - $6,617 per month (Anticipated hiring range: $3,656 - $4,396 per month) Appointment Type: Ongoing Time Base: Full-Time Work Schedule: Monday Friday, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
About CSUF: Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
Job Summary: It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.
About the Position: The Contracts and Procurement department provides the campus community with cost efficient and effective handling of acquisitions and contracting needs in accordance with State laws and CSU policies. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as a Buyer II. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Contracts and Procurement, this mid-level position has the responsibility for overall coordination and execution of purchase orders, leases, maintenance agreements, and complex contracting activities including highly specialized and long-term contracts. In accordance with State and CSU policies and procedures, the Buyer II works with a high degree of independence, procures a wide variety of commodities and services, develops and reviews specifications, prepares and executes informal and formal bid solicitations, conducts public bid openings, maintains good supplier relations, resolves discrepancies, prepares reports and other related duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications: Bachelors degree or the equivalent from an accredited four-year college or university in Purchasing, Marketing, Accounting, Business or a related field. Additional experience demonstrating that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the required knowledge and abilities may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Two years or the equivalent of purchasing experience with a background in areas such as formal competitive bidding processes, development of contracts, service agreements, leases or other written legal agreements.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of purchasing and procurement policies, methods and procedures, including the administration of formal competitive bid cycles according to the California State Statutes and Codes. General knowledge of contract development procedures and practices.
Thorough knowledge of, or the ability to learn quickly, a variety of CSU policies, practices, and formats for common contracts, service agreements, and leases. Ability to develop, interpret, and apply accurate, multiple, and precise procurement specifications. Ability to analyze bids and administer the bidding process, keep financial records, demonstrate creativity in developing cost-saving buying practices, and maintain currency regarding business trends and market changes. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with vendors, faculty, students, administrators, and members of the general public. Ability to read and write clearly in English. Ability to comprehend and apply California State Statutes and Codes and contract language, perform product research, make comparisons of cost data, and depending on the assignment, plan and lead the work of others. Ability to use a computer to complete work assignments.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Preferred Qualifications: CSU experience, knowledge of State and CSU policies and procedures
Knowledge/experience with PeopleSoft financial systems as it relates to the procurement function. Knowledge of CSU Public Works bidding (Multiple Project Delivery Methods) and contracting. Experience and knowledge of clinical, affiliation, and student learning agreements.
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Additional Information: California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.