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Date:  Dec 20, 2021
Req ID:  14744

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  34,000

Purchasing Technician

Position #:     22092349

Grade:            GS04

Salary:            $34,000

Location:        ADPHT Shared Services, Little Rock

Req:               14744


Closing date: 01/18/2022



The Purchasing Technician is responsible for performing a variety of purchasing duties and providing technical assistance related to purchasing procedures and software systems.  Applicant will be responsible for processing purchase orders, contracts, contract renewals, and preparing/submitting monthly reports for purchasing department functions. Job duties include processing purchase requisitions, purchase order creation, contract creation, obtaining quotes, soliciting competitive bids and administrative functions supporting the purchasing department. This position requires excellent communication, spelling, grammar, calculation, and computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and AASIS materials management software preferred. 


Position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.


Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications: The formal education of a high school diploma; plus four years of purchasing related experience.


We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

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Position Information

Class Code: V022C

Grade: GS04


Salary Range: $29,046.00 - $42,117.00


The Purchasing Technician is responsible for performing a variety of purchasing duties and provides technical assistance related to purchasing procedures and software systems. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Receives requisitions and reviews for completion and enters vendor number on requisition or assigns new vendor number. Determines which requisitions require a purchase order, contacts vendors for product availability and price, and assigns or secures purchase order number. Maintains vendor files and updates data as needed. Processes invoices and receives reports. Communicates with accounts payable to ensure proper payment of invoices. Provides technical customer service support to other departments and employees regarding purchasing and the purchasing system software. Conducts data entry into complex databases and systems and develops queries to gather information and prepare reports. May be responsible for entry of time records, payroll related documents, purchase orders, personnel action forms, budget documents, labor distribution reports, or any other procedural forms. May be assigned various accounting duties, or tasks related to accounting. May assist in preparing competitive bids. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Knowledge of computers and software application programs. Knowledge of database management and basic accounting principles. Knowledge of filing and recordkeeping procedures. Knowledge of customer service principles. Ability to perform accurate data entry and manipulate data to generate reports and documents. Ability to compose, proofread and edit correspondence, reports and other documents requiring attention to detail. Ability to conduct research and perform basic quantitative quality assurance reviews.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education of a high school diploma; plus two years of purchasing related experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock