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Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 53989 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: PURCHASING AGENT III - 72002959 1

Position Number: 72002959 

Salary:  $29, 344.38 

Posting Closing Date: 02/25/2019 


Purchasing Agent III

Division of Retirement/Administrative Services Section

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee

Applicants will be required to take a work sample

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  DMS facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Jonathan Satter, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.

Position responsibilities:

  • This is a highly responsible administrative position in which the incumbent performs a wide variety of complex duties.  A detailed knowledge of the organization and operations of the Division of Retirement is required, as well as knowledge of purchasing, personnel, budgeting, property and inventory control, and general bookkeeping and accounting procedures.  The incumbent must be a proficient user of Word and Excel.
  • Serves as Division liaison for the MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP) e-procurement program. Prepares all purchase requests for Information Technology and for the Administrative Services Section and Director’s Office. Provides on-site assistance to Division users and approvers of all purchases through (MFMP).  Coordinates with Departmental Purchasing in resolving issues with the purchasing process. Processes payments in MFMP. This position requires extensive knowledge of commodity codes, vendor numbers, procurement codes, object codes, and general purchasing procedures.
  • Serves as Division liaison with Departmental Purchasing Card Administrator. Provides on-site assistance to Division P-card holders and approvers, resolves P-card problems with vendors, invoicing, deliveries, etc. Conducts spot checks audits of P-card records of Division P-card holders. Prepares P-card requisitions, reconciles all P-Card purchases, and maintains permanent audit trail records for the Administrative Services Section, Audit Section, as well as Offices of the Director and Assistant Director.  Approves P-card purchases and maintains complete and accurate records of all P-card activities. This position requires extensive knowledge of commodity codes, vendor numbers, procurement codes, object codes, and general purchasing procedures.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for facilities management and maintenance issues (janitorial services, renovations, air quality issues, and other miscellaneous property management activities). 
  • Assists and maintains files and records on all contracts and maintenance agreements both electronic and hardcopy; maintenance agreements; shredding services; copier, fax, and other equipment repairs and records;
  • Assists with all section responsibilities and duties relating to the telephone system and security system as well as all other general administrative services activities.  Assists the supervisor with, or coordinates as requested, routine and ad hoc administrative and management reports and projects, including those related to the Division’s annual spend plan. Coordinates special projects with Division and Departmental staff, and staff from other agencies as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and offers skills to other bureaus/sections during peak periods.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:
  • Skill in meeting and dealing effectively and courteously with the public, both in person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to work independently in planning, organizing, and coordinating work assignment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize files and other records.
  • Ability to verify data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Ability to use basic PC based word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data.
  • Ability to understand the agency’s operation
  • This position requires sedentary work and repetitive motion
  • Integrity, Communication, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, Empowerment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Professional purchasing or procurement experience which involved competitive bidding.
  • Procuring goods and services through MFMP. (preferred)
  • Purchasing goods and services using a state of Florida P-Card. (preferred)

DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce.  We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses. 

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this 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.  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: Tallahassee