Job Opportunity

Purchasing Agent
Sonoma County

Date Posted:

October 19, 2012


$83,714 – $101,767


The County of Sonoma General Services Department is seeking an experienced purchasing officer for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity!  The Purchasing Agent, a single-position class reporting to the General Services Deputy Director, plans, organizes, and directs the centralized purchasing activities on behalf of the County and its Departments.


Education and Experience: Any combination of education, experience, and training that would provide the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Typically, this would include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Public Administration, Purchasing or related field; and three years of professional level, centralized purchasing experience in a large organization involving competitive bidding processes and complex and specialized commodity areas, in a supervisory position, with at least one year’s experience in a public agency.
Certification: Possession of a Certified Purchasing Manager certification or within one year of employment and as a condition of probation, employees in this classification shall obtain a national procurement certification as Certified Professional Supply Manager (C.P.S.M.), accredited by the Institute for Supply Management; or as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (C.P.P.B.) or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (C.P.P.O.) accredited by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council; or an equivalent certification by an accredited association.
License: Possession of a valid driver’s license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

How To Apply:

Applications are accepted on-line at All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by November 12, 2012. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

Final Deadline:

November 12, 2012

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