Job Details

Cal State Fullerton University
  • Closing Date: 01-05-2017
  • Position Number: 983857
  • Location: Fullerton
  • Position Type: Business - Finance

Buyer Trainee

Classification: Buyer Trainee

AutoReqId: 9443BR

Department: AVP Finance- Contracts & Procurement

Sub-Division: Associate VP Financial Services

Salary Range: $2,807 - $4,557 per month, (Department hiring range $2807 - $3245 per month).

Appointment Type: Temporary

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; this is a temporary training position to end on or before one year of training in the program. Upon successful completion, the incumbent may move to the Buyer I classification.

Job Summary:
Why settle for a job when you can have a career? California State University, Fullerton is searching for a Buyer Trainee. The Buyer Trainee should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under the supervision of the Procurement Manager, the Buyer Trainee will be engaged in a formal, structured program of six to eleven months duration to acquire the essential knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of a professional buyer. The position will perform work under close supervision with assignments in the major aspects of purchasing. Upon successful completion, the trainee may be moved into a Buyer I classification. During the training, the following knowledge and abilities must be acquired:

  • Basic methods and procedures of purchasing utilizing the CSUF system
  • Purchasing of standard items
  • Process of competitive bidding as required by the California State Statues and Codes
  • Recording and documenting purchasing activities
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and speaking

    Other duties as assigned.

    Essential Qualifications:
    Equivalent to two years of general work experience in accounts payable, ordering, shipping and receiving, or financial record keeping or purchasing or successful completion of course work in purchasing, accounting, marketing, general business or other appropriate field at the junior college or college level may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Knowledge of general office procedures, methods, and practices. During training, the following knowledge and abilities must be acquired: basic methods and procedures of purchasing; process of competitive bidding as required by the California State Statutes and Codes; writing of routine, non-specialized specifications; purchasing of standard items; recording and documenting purchasing activities; ability to communicate clearly in English in writing and speaking.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Special Working Conditions:
    The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial "Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests" within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.

    California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

    If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

    Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

    Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

    Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

    The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

    Hiring Preference: On-Campus CSUEU Employees

    Application Deadline: 30-Mar-2017

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