Under general direction of the Director of Purchasing and Warehouse, performs complex and technical procurement functions for the District and assists with the supervision of the Buyers and office staff.
Plans, organizes, and participates in the negotiation, preparation and processing of various complex District and public works contracts, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations and ethical principles.
Interprets and applies laws, codes, District policies, and rules and regulations affecting District purchasing activities.
Analyzes and evaluates complex purchasing related documents, including specifications and contracts.
Procures and maintains all insurance certificates for vendors and/or contractors.
Purchases specialized goods, materials, supplies, and equipment utilizing predetermined specifications.
Assists with developing specifications, terms and conditions.
Compares quotations and bids, and recommends the award of contracts.
Assists in the preparation and maintenance of standard purchasing and supply lists.
Reviews requisitions and obtains price quotes for the more specialized purchasing process.
Prepares bids from draft materials supplied by various departments within the District.
Obtains, processes, and retains all contracts, leases and agreements for the District.
Prepares purchase and service contracts for review by supervisor.
Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. legal notices, Board Agendas, addendum, amendments, modifications, vendor correspondence, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
Organizes and coordinates the bid acceptance and opening process.
Assists in the development and coordination of the District buying calendar.
Expedites and coordinates deliveries and conducts follow-up procedures when necessary.
Interviews vendors to obtain information relative to price, product quality, service, delivery date, and invites quotations and bids.
Confers and counsels with a variety of District personnel and manufacturers' representatives concerning quality of supplies, goods, and equipment, and the modification of purchasing specifications.
Participates in developing or modifying policies and procedures related to contracted services, leases, and facilities use.
Represents the District in a variety of meetings, conferences, and workshops.
Trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
OTHER RELATED DUTIES
May negotiate with vendors in order to obtain an advantageous supply and equipment purchase price.
May coordinate facilities use requests.
Performs other related duties as directed.
Education: Graduation from high school or evidence of educational proficiency.
Experience: Three years of combined professional experience in the areas of purchasing, material procurement, and contract administration, including public contracts. One year of experience in a lead or supervisory position. Two years (i.e. 60 semester or 90 quarter units) of college coursework may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
A valid Driver License.
Use of an automobile.
Evidence of adequate insurance for motor vehicle which meets or exceeds the California legal liability insurance requirement. Insurance coverage must be maintained throughout the duration of the assignment in the position.
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District High Schools are among the best in the nation and have won many awards and honors, offering innovative and distinguished academic and athletic programs.
Our kindergarten through 12th grade enrollment is more than 22,000 students who reside within the district's boundaries--the cities of Industry and La Puente, and the unincorporated Los Angeles County ...areas of Hacienda Heights and Valinda. The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District has seventeen K-5 elementary schools, six K-8 schools, four middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school, an orthopedic unit for the physically handicapped, and an extensive child development and adult education program. The district also maintains an Administration Center, an Instructional Services Center, a Multilingual Assessment Center, a Professional Library, and a Curriculum Lab. The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District is dedicated to maximizing the talents, interests, and abilities of all its students, enabling them to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world. The district curriculum is based on the California State Frameworks and California Common Core Standards (CCCS). Classroom instruction is integrated, thematically applied, technologically integrated, and sensitive to the individual learning styles of students and the needs of the multicultural community we serve. Elementary classrooms are self-contained and opportunities for team teaching are available. Middle schools offer both core and departmentalized scheduling. Classrooms are departmentalized for students in grades 9-12. Band, chorus, drama, journalism, and other student activities are also provided. A number of supplemental programs enhance the district's basic classroom curriculum. These programs include: special education, English language development, gifted and talented education, counseling, school improvement, and compensatory education programs.