SUMMARY Responsible for coordination of activities involved with procuring goods and services for the City. u00a0ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position. Other duties may be assigned. Major areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: Communicates with City departments about purchasing and the best way to utilize quotes, bid and cooperative contracts Communicates with vendors regarding purchasing through the City and follows up with questions on quotes/bids Reviews requisitions for conformance to City Purchasing policy and approves those over dollar amount specified by policy Prepares bid documents and sends to responsible vendors. Prepares public notification advertisement. Attends Pre-Bid/Pre-Construction meetings and hosts public Bid openings for the City departments Prepares contracts, which includes coordinating Legal department approval and acquiring signatures from the Mayor and contractors. Recommends for approval and arranges for disposal of surplus items. Administers the City auction and/or online auction process. Serves as backup to the Purchasing Specialist position Qualifications JOB REQUIREMENTSu2022Associateu2019s degree (A. A.) in business or a related field from two-year college or university and five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.u2022Certification (CPM, CPPO, CPPB, etc.) in purchasing preferred but not required u2022Strong attention to detail and accuracyu2022Excellent Microsoft Office Skillsu2022Experience with ERP systems (experience with various software that can help lead technology improvements preferred) u2022High standards of quality and personal integrity u2022Must be self-starter, good at managing deadlines and able to communicate professional via telephone/email.