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Date:  Sep 21, 2022

LARGO, FL, US, 33778

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Requisition No: 667782 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: PURCHASING AGENT III - 50000804

Position Number: 50000804 

Salary:  $31,200.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/09/2022 

Requisition #667782 


Purchasing Agent III


Agency Headquarters, Mary Grizzle State Office Building

Largo, Pinellas County

Annual Base Salary: $31,200.00. plus 644.80  Competitive Area Differential (CAD)

Paid Bi-Weekly


Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, vision, dental, disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and sick leave.  Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).



  • Two (2) years of professional purchasing experience
  • One (1) year of experience in developing, reviewing, and issuing purchase orders
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Successful Completion of a Level II Background Screening and due diligence process.



  • Knowledge of the State of Florida’s procurement regulations
  • Experience utilizing MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP) or other procurement software to issue Purchasing Orders



‎This position is located in Largo, FL. that is supervised by the Purchasing Bureau within the Division of Administration and Public ‎Information at the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA), Largo, Florida. The position procures complex commodity, services ‎contracts for FDVA, and is responsible for participating in providing daily purchasing support. The highly dependable candidate must have ‎knowledge of government procurement and contracting requirements.

  • The candidate will review requirements, specifications and ‎descriptions outlined by the internal customer to ensure that all information pertaining to the contractor’s obligations, products, services, ‎and performance period, is clear, adequate and in compliance with current laws and regulations. ‎
  • Using various methods of procurement, the Purchase Agent III is responsible for purchasing a variety of specialized commodities and ‎services specifically for State Veterans’ Nursing Homes and/or Assisted Living Facilities.
  • This position is also responsible for dealing with ‎sophisticated and specialized procurement requirements for the day to day operation in supporting all FDVA’s Nursing Facilities as well as ‎processing purchase requisitions and/or contracts, in accordance with State Statutes, laws, rules, FDVA Purchasing policies and ‎administrative rules to help the agency achieve its mission.
  • Supervised by the Purchasing Supervisor, operates within the scope of Florida ‎Statutes and Administrative Codes and FDVA Purchasing Policy.
  • This position will also be working closely advising FDVA’s Homes staff on ‎recommendations for the Statement of Work and procurement requirements to ensure in receiving the best value for FDVA and the State ‎of Florida.‎
  • Acts as MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP) “Service Approver” by reviewing all requirements, specifications and descriptions (Statements of ‎Work) outlined by the customer to ensure that all information pertaining to the contractor’s obligations, products, services, and ‎performance period, is clear, adequate and in compliance with current laws and regulations.
  • Issues purchase orders through the State’s e-‎procurement system and prepares a variety of reports, correspondence, waivers, and forms required for procurement documentation ‎and administrative processes. 
  • Assists in the preparation of complex specifications and correspondence regarding purchasing matters of a ‎highly technical or scientific nature while maintaining accurate files.
  • Works closely with the Purchasing Supervisor and Purchasing Officer. ‎
  • Provides guidance and assistance to internal customers on procurement and contract matters, the preparation of scopes of work, ‎specifications, or other special requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as required.‎

This is a Career Service Position

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tampa