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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Purchasing Agent 3 in Ames, Iowa

Purchasing Agent 3

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Purchasing Agent 3

Salary

$55,348.80 - $84,240.00 Annually

Location

Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

22-03592

Closing

5/22/2022 11:59 PM Central

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#LI-POST

Point of Contact

Jody Mcnaughton- Jody.Mcnaughton@iowadot.us

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Job Description

Are you looking for a new opportunity? Do you want to be a part of the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) commitment to service? If so, look no further!

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking for a new member to join its team! As a Purchasing Agent 3, you’ll be a part of the Purchasing Team within the Administrative Services Division’s Procurement and Distribution Bureau. This team is responsible for the annual procurement of over 100 million dollars in goods and services used by the Department of Transportation.

Iowa DOT’s Mission is Making Lives Better Through Transportation. To accomplish our Mission, the person selected for this position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the Iowa DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.

What you will need:

  • Knowledge and experience in creating bid solicitations, contract administration and management, and understanding of federal and state contract laws, regulations, and applications.

  • Ability to comprehend and accurately interpret and apply the Code of Iowa, Iowa Administrative Rules, agency policies, procedures, and office procurement guidelines appropriately and effectively.

  • Ability to work and apply mathematical computations involving percentages, ratios, and averages accurately.

  • Passion for customer service.

Here is what you will do:

You will be responsible for compilation and organization of formal bid solicitations and requests for proposals for purchases over $50,000 in value on a routine basis as well as other solicitations for purchases under $50,000 in value via bidding processes for the procurement of a variety of goods and services. Coordinate and facilitate pre-bid meetings some onsite and virtual team meetings. Negotiation skills, contracting experience and knowledge of contract law is desired. This role will work closely with the Facilities Design team to procure facility construction items, ranging from New construction to building maintenance and repair.

What’s in it for you?

  • Collaborative, positive work environment

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Competitive benefits package:

https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/employment/Benefits_Beyond_the_Paycheck.pdf(Download PDF reader)

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing any screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employment selection process, please direct your inquiries to the following email: aa-eeo@iowadot.us

Reasonable accommodation such as: interpreter, translator, written materials, modified equipment / devices, ADA access, etc. This does not include scheduling needs

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from high school, or G.E.D., and eight years of full-time work experience in the procurement of technical, standardized, expendable, and non-expendable items, or in services procurement and contract administration, including the review of ongoing compliance with contract requirements and terms;

OR

graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, accounting or economics and four years of the required experience;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of education (30 semester hours or one year) for each year of the required experience;

OR

graduate course work from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, accounting, or economics, may be substituted to a maximum substitution of one year (30 semester hours or one year) of the required experience;

OR

employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to eighteen months as a Purchasing Agent 2.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description. (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/PurchasingAgent3-00212.pdf)

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Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website (http://goo.gl/rHiarg) .

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/employment/Benefits_Beyond_the_Paycheck.pdf) .

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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    Do you have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)?IF YESHow many years do you have of full-time work experience in the procurement of technical, standardized, expendable, and non-expendable items, or in services procurement and contract administration, including the review of ongoing compliance with contract requirements and terms?

  • No experience in the identified areas

  • Less than two years of experience in the identified areas

  • Two years to less than four years of experience in the identified areas

  • Four years to less than six years of experience in the identified areas

  • Six years to less than eight years of experience in the identified areas

  • Eight or more years of experience in the identified areas

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    Have you graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, accounting or economics?IF YESHow many years do you have of full-time work experience in the procurement of technical, standardized, expendable, and non-expendable items, or in services procurement and contract administration, including the review of ongoing compliance with contract requirements and terms?

  • No experience in the identified areas

  • Less than two years of experience in the identified areas

  • Two years to less than three years of experience in the identified areas

  • Three years to less than four years of experience in the identified areas

  • Four or more years of experience in the identified areas

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    How many years do you have of combined post high school education in business, public administration, accounting, or economics AND/OR full-time work experience in the procurement of technical, standardized, expendable, and non-expendable items, or in services procurement and contract administration, including the review of ongoing compliance with contract requirements and terms? (30 semester hours equals one year of experience)

  • No experience in the identified areas

  • Less than two years of combined post high school education and/or experience in the identified areas

  • Two years to less than four years of combined post high school education and/or experience in the identified areas

  • Four years to less than six years of combined post high school education and/or experience in the identified areas

  • Six years to less than eight years of combined post high school education and/or experience in the identified areas

  • Eight or more years of combined post high school education and/or experience in the identified areas

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    How many years do you have of a combination of GRADUATE level (post bachelor's degree) course work from an accredited college or university in business or or public administration, accounting, or economics AND/OR experience in the procurement of technical, standardized, expendable, and non-expendable items, or in services procurement and contract administration, including the review of ongoing compliance with contract requirements and terms? 30 semester hours equals one year of experience. Applicants may substitute a MAXIMUM of 30 semester hours (1 year) of graduate level course work in the designated areas and must have a minimum of three years of the identified experience.

  • I do not have any of the combined graduate education and/or experience

  • Less than four years of the combined graduate education and/or experience

  • Four years or more of the combined graduate education and/or experience

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    Are you a current State of Iowa employee (executive branch)? IF YES – Do you have 18 months of full-time work experience in the classification of Purchasing Agent 2 for the State of Iowa?

  • Not applicable - I am not a State of Iowa employee

  • Yes

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State of Iowa

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

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800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

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