Senior Buyer

York County
Full Time $54,558 - $63,117 Per year VA 120 Alexander Hamilton Blvd, Yorktown, VA 23690, United States


Responsible for performing the more advanced purchasing work for York County Government offices, including the York County School Division, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and policies and procedures.  Performs the more complex and specialized work in the procurement of a variety of supplies, materials, equipment, professional services, and capital improvement projects.  

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field, and five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible public procurement experience.

Must have general knowledge of purchasing methods and competitive bid processes in a procurement environment, as well as general purchasing procedures and guidelines, financial computations, statistical analysis and forecasting techniques.  
General understanding of applicable federal, state and local purchasing laws and regulations to include the Virginia Public Procurement Act required.
Strong customer service skills and the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with employees, managers, and vendors required.
Personal computer experience using Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint required.  Experience using Tyler Munis financial software desired.

Supplemental Information

Requires a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  

Requires an acceptable background and credit check. 
Completion of a professional certification such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), or Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP), from a recognized purchasing related organization is preferred.

Physical Demands

Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines which include a typewriter, calculator, personal computer, copier, etc. There is some stooping and bending involved when picking up boxes or packages (weighing 5-10 pounds) when shipments are delivered to Purchasing.  Some pushing and pulling involved in transporting boxes, using a hand cart.  Work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time, particularly during pre-bid conferences or while doing an on-site walk through.

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