AC20 - Procurement Specialist II
General Nature of Work:
Coordinates the routine service procurement functions of a state agency, or assists with more complex procurement duties, such as contract bid solicitation for central state purchasing.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Employees in this class may hold the senior procurement or position within an agency or unit with routine procurements or may work as a staff person responsible for complex procurement
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Coordinates in-house services for a state agency, such as custodial, linen, canteen, intra-agency mail and equipment maintenance activities.
Performs complex procurement duties for central state purchasing.
Reviews purchase requisitions.
Prepares and designates invitations to bid.
Awards contracts and prepares purchase orders.
Develops and maintains an operational budget for a services division.
Assists in negotiating service contracts.
Prepares reports, position papers and presentations.
Plans and develops policies and procedures.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures governing the procurement of goods and services.
Knowledge of current funding sources.
Knowledge of the quality of materials being purchased.
Ability to analyze and evaluate factors in the awarding of contracts.
Ability to communicate effectively.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions in this class require a commercial driver's license.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma and procurement or contracts experience.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A high school diploma and three years procurement or contracts experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required two years work experience.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)
Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Possess good grip strength.
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.
Ability to use hand/power tools. (Frequent)
Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Ability to work overtime as required.