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Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the Procurement Technician I (SR-15) at the County of Kauai. Application deadline is approaching soon and motivated candidates with excellent communication skills will be preferred.
Job: Procurement Technician I (SR-15)
Company: County of Kauai
Location: Kauai, HI
Please note that this recruitment will close at 4:30 p.m. HST on March 31, 2020.
Salary rate is determined by collective bargaining agreements or Pay Administration Policy as applicable.
Recruitment No.: 1920-241 Open Competitive
Open: Includes all interested individuals including members of the general public
Eligible lists may be used for temporary and permanent vacancies for the class of work during the life of the eligible list. Temporary appointments may lead to conversion to permanent employment.
Assists in the development and preparation of procurement documents, and the conduct of bids for solicitations for goods, services and construction in support of the County’s centralized procurement program; and performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the filing date of their application, unless otherwise specified.
Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience may not be gained concurrently. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you Have the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40 hour work weeks. Part-time experience must be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours per week is equivalent to six months of experience. In addition, hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours per week is equivalent to one year, not one and one-half years.
Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and four years of clerical work experience, including or supplemented by one (1) year of central purchasing work experience.
Knowledge of: government purchasing principles, practices and procedures related to simple purchasing methods; applicable provisions of statutes, County Charter/Ordinances; market conditions and price trends of a variety of supplies, materials and equipment; basic research principles, techniques and methods; office practice and procedures.
Ability to: understand and follow applicable purchasing contract and specification law, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; use reference to determine the quality and suitability of commodities and services; determine appropriateness of bids and recommend awards according to purchasing guidelines; review and evaluate contract and specification processing procedures and recommend improvements thereto; conduct effective interviews; establish and maintain good working relationships with others.
Health and Physical Condition Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.
Additional Job Information
Required forms and Documentation:
Copy of your high school diploma or equivalent
Evidence of education (degree or transcript). A legible photo copy of an official transcript will be accepted. DHR reserves the right to request an official copy is substituting education for experience.
*Substitution of Education for Experience*
An Associates degree in Secretarial Science or OATS may be substituted for two (2) years of general clerical experience.
Note: Transcripts downloaded from the internet are not acceptable. Copy of your high school diploma or equivalent and/or education degree or transcripts must be submitted in order to be given credit. Copies will not be returned. Mail or drop off: Department of Human Resources, 4444 Rice Street, Suite 140, Lihu’e, HI 96766 or email at [email protected] within 7 calendar days from filing this application. Office hours are Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Examination: The examination will consist of a training and experience evaluation based on the applicant’s education and experience as presented in the application. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week.
For further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans’ Preference, Examination Requirements, and the Internal Complaint and Merit Appeals Board Processes, please visit our website at www.kauai.gov.
NOTE: Persons selected for employment will be required to pass a suitability background investigation which may include, but not limited to, an oral interview, reference check, drug screening, pre-employment medical exam, psychological assessment, polygraph test, as applicable to the position to their employment.