This is an administrative and managerial position responsible for the procurement and competitive bidding process of commodities, goods and services for County departments. The work involves coordinating and performing the tasks of county-wide purchasing, preparation of detailed specifications, communicating with vendors, and the researching of trade publications regarding the purchasing of goods and supplies. The incumbent is also responsible for the reporting and accounting of the County’s capital assets (fixed assets), utilizing a capital assets software program. This position keeps the purchasing policies and procedures current including working with colleagues to develop policies and/or procedures as needed. The work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Finance and/or the Deputy Director of Finance with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision may be exercised over clerical and assigned staff. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EITHER:
(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, marketing, accounting, retail sales management, or a related field; OR
(b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an Associate’s degree in business administration, marketing, accounting, retail sales management, or related field AND at least three (3) years full time paid (or equivalent part-time) experience in accounting and/or experience which involved preparation of materials and services and purchasing, retail sales involving item pricing and cost analysis of goods, or account keeping involving commodities or banking programs; OR
(c) Graduation from High School or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND at least five (5) years full time paid (or equivalent part-time) experience in accounting and/or experience which involved preparation of materials and services and purchasing, retail sales involving item pricing and cost analysis of goods, or account keeping involving commodities or banking programs; OR
(d) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined between the limits of (a), (b) and (c) above.
NOTE: Certification as a CPSM, CPPO, or other professional certification is desired, but not required.
Applicants must apply with cover letter and resume here: https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/vacancies
Tompkins County is committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage others with similar values to apply.
About Tompkins County
Tompkins County is an incredible place to call home. Ours is a compassionate, resilient, and innovative community – one where people from all backgrounds are invited and welcomed. Our Tompkins County government is made up of 27 departments and hundreds of dedicated employees who work hard to meet the needs of our community and provide relevant resources and inclusive services. Remember, our County government works for you.
From ensuring fair and free local elections to providing Health Department inspections, there’s a lot of County work that happens behind the scenes. These are in addition to the human services, transportation infrastructure, and services like the DMV or the Tompkins County Public Library, all of which (and many more) are either run by or supported by Tompkins County.