Senior purchasing Analyst
Company: Clark County, Nevada
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: January 16, 2022
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Purchasing and Contracts Division of the Clark County
Administrative Services Department is seeking qualified candidates
for the position of Senior Purchasing Analyst. This position will
perform complex and sensitive professional level purchasing and
related analysis for all Clark County Departments, the Board of
County Commissioners, and the County Managers Office in accordance
with concepts promoting total quality management and customer
THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 250 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
AND WILL CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE ONCE THAT NUMBER IS REACHED.
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional
list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within
the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office
of Human Resources.
Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified
applicants to the hiring interview.
Some positions may be used to fill term Limited-Permanent
positions. The selected candidates will be hired for a special
project or duties of a limited duration and be required to sign a
term of employment letter specifying condition and exact dates of
employment. The successful candidates will be eligible for benefits
during the duration of employment.
Some positions may be Grant Funded. Grant Funded positions are
subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and
the employee will be terminated without right of appeal when such
funds are no longer available.
Some positions may be confidential positions and are excluded from
membership in the union.
Some positions may be non-union positions and are excluded from
membership in the union.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public
Administration, or a related field, AND four (4) years of full-time
professional level purchasing and/or materials management
experience that has included the preparation of formal bid and
specification documents and the purchase of a wide variety of
commodities. Professional level experience that has provided the
skills and knowledge necessary to perform all job functions at this
level may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis
to a maximum of two years. Appropriate purchasing certification,
advanced degree, and/or prior lead or supervisory experience
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in
the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.
Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see
attached resume" on your application.
Working Conditions: Works in a typical office setting during normal
working hours and may attend or conduct meetings outside of normal
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful
completion of a background investigation. Periodically after
employment background investigations may be conducted.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the
results of a pre-employment drug examination.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists departments in their budgetary processes. Provides complex
and sensitive purchasing and contracting support to the County
Manager, Board of County Commissioners, and all County departments.
Plans, organizes and directs complex purchasing activities with
County-wide and/or major internal operational and funding impacts.
Develops and directs specification, contracting and expediting
activities, as well as provides an advisory role for the purchase
of complex multi-year and/or multi-departmental contracts for a
variety of materials, supplies, equipment, construction, and
services. Determines cost-effective techniques and data gathering
processes. Assists in developing purchasing goals, objectives,
policies, procedures and work standards for the Division. Analyzes
purchasing alternatives and makes recommendations for disseminating
information about products and suppliers. Provides and applies
broad based specialized and technical knowledge and expertise in
commodities, construction and services. Selects, qualifies,
communicates expectations, and influences suppliers to improve
performance and quality of service. Assists upper management and
technical teams to select, specify and qualify products, services,
and suppliers in assigned commodity categories. Provides liaison
and staff support to a variety of committees, Commissioners and
departments. Leads standardization teams, specialized committees,
and supplier performance problem-solving teams. Organizes, directs,
and leads negotiating teams in evaluating and negotiating
contracts. Provides complex and sensitive support to
appointed/elected officials and department directors, such as,
coordinating and preparing Commission agenda items, which provide
bid evaluation and award recommendation; reviewing and assessing
proposed legislation; coordinating the development of department
needs and representing department directors and others, as
required. Represents the Administrative Services Department and the
County in meetings with staff from other departments,
representatives of governmental, community, business, professional
and public agencies and the public. Reviews and analyzes
alternatives and makes recommendations regarding such matters as
organizational structure, team and quality improvement
alternatives, budget development and administration, staffing,
facilities, productivity, and policy and procedure development and
implementation. May direct the work of professional, technical
and/or support staff on a project or day-to-day basis; provides
training to staff and may be responsible for such supervisory
functions as performance evaluation and discipline. Directs the
maintenance of and/or maintains accurate records and files related
to the areas of assignment. Originates a variety of technical and
narrative reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department's
service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or
participating as an active member of a work team. Analyzes requests
for acquisition and determines the type of materials, supplies,
equipment or services required; prepares formal specifications and
bid packages; ensures that such requests are complete and that
proper authorization has been obtained. Creates complex contracts
and request for proposals including, but not limited to,
construction; professional services; software license agreements;
maintenance/support agreements and real property sales, purchases
and leases. Communicates with legal staff regarding contract
provisions. Responds to formal protests regarding bid requests.
Obtains and prepares all documents for litigation, arbitration for
breech of contract and other disputes involving purchasing.
Provides training to internal and external customers on purchasing
related policies and procedures. Interviews suppliers, visits
manufacturers, attends product demonstrations and obtains
samples/literature from potential suppliers; obtains comparative
data regarding price, quality, quantity, availability and delivery
of materials, equipment and supplies; recommends sources of supply
to include small, minority and women-owned businesses. Solves
contractual problems and disputes, follows-up and authorizes
contract modifications to ensure that departments receive
materials, supplies and services of appropriate quality and
quantity in a timely manner. Conducts specification and pre-bid
meetings and informs suppliers/contractors of purchasing policies,
procedures, licensing, insurance, bonding and all other
requirements needed to conform with entity requirements. Surveys
the various markets, studying trends and keeping current on new
developments and products. Uses standard office equipment including
a computer in the course of work; may drive a County or personal
vehicle to attend meetings, visitation of work sites and suppliers'
business establishments. Maintains records and files and prepares
periodic and special reports relating to the Purchasing
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard
office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer
screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the
telephone. Must be capable of traveling to and from various County
locations in order to attend meetings and visit various work sites
and suppliers' business establishments. Accommodation may be made
for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified
individuals who require and request such accommodation.
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