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Senior purchasing Analyst

Company: Clark County, Nevada
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


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 service.


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 desirable.

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 working hours.

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.


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 function.


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.

Keywords: Clark County, Nevada, Las Vegas , Senior purchasing Analyst, Professions , Las Vegas, Nevada

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