**This is a temporary position that is limited to less than an average of twenty (20) hours per week, and as such is not eligible for benefits.**
The following duties are typical for this classification. Depending upon the assignment, the employee may not perform all of the listed duties and may be required to perform additional or different duties from those below to address business needs and changing business practices. Management retains the right to add, remove, or change duties at any time.
Purchases equipment, materials, chemicals, and supplies to enable the District to provide necessary services and projects, including during emergency situations.
Prepares and processes purchase orders.
Oversees an inventory control system for materials, supplies, and parts for the District.
Operates and maintains asset inventory and accounting systems connected to the District’s financial accounting system.
Investigates and develops new vendors and sources of supply and maintains the District’s relationships with current supplier contacts.
Develops forms and processes for quotes, analyzes information, negotiates as necessary, and recommends vendors.
Verifies accuracy of amounts billed against the bid/quote prices.
Processes inventory receipts, receives inventory, and verifies the accuracy of shipments; reports problems and discrepancies to vendors.
Performs periodic inventory counts to ensure quantity control and systems accuracy as well as a complete physical count for annual auditing purposes; processes and documents surplus items for disposal.
Builds and maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, outside agencies, vendors, consultants/contractors, and the public, using principles of good customer service.
$33.39 - $41.74 per hour
**This position is an in-person/in-office position.**
All interested candidates must submit a Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD) application through our website at www.sswd.org.
Applications are due by no later than close of business on Thursday, March 23, 2023.
Operation, services, and supplies of a purchasing program.
A broad range of water industry supplies.
English usage - spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Proper work safety standards.
Modern office methods, procedures, and equipment including common office computer software and database programs, including the Microsoft Suite of Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint).
Techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication.
Principles and practices of good customer service.
Principles and practices of work safety.
Effectively coordinate work efforts with Operations, Engineering, and Finance Department staff.
Perform a variety of complex purchasing support assignments.
Perform and maintain accurate account and fiscal record keeping.
Make arithmetical calculations quickly and accurately.
Operate a computer for word processing, database, and department specific software.
Effectively represent the District's purchasing functions with vendors, including ability to solve problems and concerns over shipments and items received.
Understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Keep accurate records.
Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers, outside agencies, vendors, consultants/contractors, and the public.
Pass pre-employment physical and background check.
Experience and Education:
Three (3) or more years of increasingly responsible work experience performing purchasing and/or inventory functions, including experience in the development of purchasing specifications and/or inventory processes, preferably in a water agency.
High school diploma or equivalent.
License and/or Certificates:
Valid Driver’s License issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles and proof of good driving record as evidenced by the absence of multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. The driving record will not contribute to an increase in the District’s automobile rates. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.