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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
As a Buyer II, you will perform purchasing and expediting activities such as contacting suppliers; negotiating pricing, terms, and conditions; issue requests for bids; and collecting, inputting, maintaining, and reporting purchase information. You will also be responsible for processing purchases of materials, supplies, equipment, non-professional and minor construction services in accordance with specifications and scopes of work to support operations. You may prepare and present analytical information to support contract decisions.
Additionally, you will investigate and correct purchasing and invoicing discrepancies, evaluate submittals for compliance with contractual and administrative policy requirements, and maintain or assistant in the maintenance of purchase order files, and related records. In this position you will make use of your exceptional skills in oral/written communication, customer service, organization and analysis, and attention to detail.
This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.
To view the full job description click here: Buyer II
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years relevant experience; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years relevant experience; or two years in a MWD Buyer I classification.
Relevant Experience is defined as a combination of work experience including all of the following: developing contracts and negotiations; data analysis; sourcing goods and services; preparing and administering competitive solicitations for goods and services in a public sector environment.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
JOB-RELATED SELECTION CRITERIA
30% Technical knowledge/skills
20% Teamwork/Interpersonal skills
10% Analytical skills
10% Decision Making skills
10% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
10% Written Communication
10% Oral Communication
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: [email protected].
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).