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Buyer I - Lincoln

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Lincoln, NE

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Buyer I - Lincoln

SALARY: $17.94 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 11/06/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Department
NSOB, Lincoln, 5th Floor 

Mon - Fri 8a-5p (flexible start/end times) 
This position is in DHHS Operations, Central Procurement Services unit. Duties of this position include: the purchasing of goods, review requests for sufficiency and justification, provide great customer service to DHHS staff, collaborate with multiple DHHS Divisions, Procurement Services team, key stakeholders, and other state agencies as needed. Procure goods/commodities in a manner that ensures statutory compliance, conforms to standards, and uses appropriate procurement methods. Acquire an in-depth understanding of DHHS, state and federal rules and regulations. Consistently process requests across DHHS divisions and 24 hour facilities, sourcing goods/commodities appropriately. Research procurement trends and seek additional contract sources as needed. Work with DHHS divisions and procurement staff to communicate changing needs. Identify and continually improve cost saving opportunities. Process requisitions and purchase orders in a timely fashion. Assist with the gathering of, monitoring, and analyzing historical expenditure data from a variety of sources, including existing contracts. Provide customer-centric procurement services across DHHS, to include clear direction, prompt responses, consistent processing, and professional interactions. Meet or exceed internal response times for all incoming inquiries. Follow-up on order requests to ensure timely delivery. Provide guidance and instructions to DHHS division staff to ensure internal processes are understood and expectations are clear. Work in a team environment helping coworkers succeed and working together to maximize strengths of each team member. Actively engage in team meetings, providing appropriate feedback and process improvement suggestions from self or communicated from division staff. Regular, dependable attendance is an important element to the success of the team. 
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in business administration, procurement, purchasing, contract administration, or related discipline, and one year experience in purchasing or related area. Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: One (1) year experience in purchasing, supply, inventory/warehouse operations, bidding, contracting, leasing, or related field.

OTHER: Must be able to meet requirements to be certified in procurement by the State Purchasing Bureau. This includes training and testing in the laws, procurement procedures and computer systems in use in the State of Nebraska. Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. 
Knowledge of: basic accounting, good purchasing practices; marketing Ability to analyze and evaluate purchase requisitions, using personal judgment as needed. Knowledge and experience in current acceptable standards of practice in the fields of procurement and supply in a heavily regulated environment. Must be able to manage procurement requests that come in from all over the state considering how freight and other optional items comply with requests at multiple DHHS facilities in cooperation with management, manufacturers, and suppliers in all phases of procurement (specifications, requests for bids/proposals, evaluation, testing) as well as receiving and authorization of payment. Requires strong communication, writing, organizational and interpersonal relation skills. Must be detail oriented, dependable, responsible, self-motivated and work effectively independently and as a team member. Requires extensive computer skills and proficiency in keyboarding and use of software to manage data, produce procurement transactions, analysis and reporting. 

Job Details

Date Posted November 7, 2018
Date Closes December 31, 2018
Located In Lincoln, NE
Department NE DHHS
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
SOC Category 43-3061.00 Procurement Clerks
Zipcode 68508

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business - Communication
  • Contract Proposals
  • Executive Leadership
  • Purchasing
  • Financial Controller
  • Business Analyst
  • Buyer Representative
  • Buyer
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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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