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Check with seller Purchasing Officer, Division of Purchasing Boise

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Boise, Idaho, United States


We serve Idaho by promoting responsible government through expert customer support.

Are you ready to put your experience in procurement and/or contract administration to good use by serving the great State of Idaho? The Department of Administration, in beautiful downtown Boise, may be just what you are looking for! Imagine having the privilege to play a key roll in delivering vital goods and services across the state; from vehicles for law enforcement and snowplows for Idaho roads to the incredible exhibits at the Idaho State Museum, and everything in between.

This position is classified as a Purchasing Officer. If you do not meet the minimum qualifications of this position and would like to be considered for as a Buyer (Purchasing Officer underfill), please visit:

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in the Division of Purchasing (DOP), with an emphasis on either Procurement or Contract Management. The selected candidate(s) will join a team of passionate and skilled professionals that serve as the central purchasing authority for state agencies. In addition to challenging and rewarding work, DOP emphasizes professional development and strongly encourages team members to participate in the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and the local chapter of the National Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) in Idaho, the Idaho Public Purchasing Association (IPPA).

**If you have previously applied for this position and wish to be considered, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous applications will not be considered.

These permanent classified positions include a comprehensive benefit package including: PERSI Retirement Benefits, Medical/Dental Benefits and Life Insurance for the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time off includes both vacation and sick leave as well as ten (10) paid holidays per year.

Example of Duties

Consults with department purchasing personnel to determine product or equipment requirements
Advises departments of legal requirements for purchasing
Prepares specifications for formal bids
Resolves vendor specification appeals
Prepares complex multi-department contracts
Prepares and negotiates contracts for specialized services
Negotiates solutions when terms of contract are broken
Researches products, equipment, and services to insure practicality, cost-effectiveness, and supply availability
Applies value analysis and life-cycle-costing formulas to purchases
Approves purchase orders, leases, and contracts with no limitation on dollar amount
Interprets State Purchasing Code, advises purchasing personnel on purchasing requirements and procedures, and provides technical assistance on difficult purchases
Authorizes payments of invoices

Minimum Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of:
Governmental purchasing procedures and methods

Interpreting and applying laws, rules, and regulations
Preparing contracts and bond requirements for products, services, or equipment
Monitoring contract activity for compliance with terms and conditions
Preparing and evaluating written specifications that include value analysis, life-cycle, and weighted value

Supplemental Information

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check.

This position will also interact with a diverse customer base and must be able to interact in a non-partisan manner when working in political environments.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Department of Administration!
If you have questions about this position please contact us at:
Phone: 208.332.1819

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact Human Resources at (208) 332-1819.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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