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ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Purchasing Manager (4885)

ABOLISHED 01/01/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-04 - Purchasing Manager

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: KP10
  • Class Code: 4885
  • Established: 07/25/1968
  • Revised: 01/21/1992
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction of the Deputy Director, Procurement Division, to administer the statewide purchasing and material services programs of the Procurement Division; to develop and implement statewide purchasing policies and programs; to advise and assist the Deputy Director, Procurement Division, on methods and policies to achieve effective statewide materials management; to act for the Deputy Director, Procurement Division, in his or her absence; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Directs the staff and activities of several Procurement program areas including the statewide, regional and local information systems purchasing, standards and quality control, special purchasing and materials management; establishes policies and procedures for the effective implementation of statewide planned purchasing programs in general, and the specialized purchases of EDP and telecommunications equipment; interprets and coordinates the effects of competing bidder preference programs including Small, Minority, Women and Veteran- Owned Business, Recycled Paper, Distressed Areas; coordinates the State's response to bidder protests and court challenges; determines the priorities for and implements purchasing programs to reduce product costs and to insure satisfactory vendor and product performance; establishes policies and standards covering the submission, review and processing of purchase requests by ordering agencies including application of statutory criteria and arbitration of differences on questions involving compliance with requirements for competitive product specifications; initiates methods for the continuing evaluation of program effectiveness and the generation of data necessary for management appraisal of purchasing effectiveness; evaluates and acts to improve the performance of subordinates including planning and initiating continuing programs for employee development and training; responsible for the on-going effectiveness of the Automated Purchasing System, noncompetitive activities, and natural gas purchases; prepares special reports and represents the Deputy Director, Procurement Division, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of an Assistant Purchasing Manager or two years' experience performing responsible purchasing or materials management duties in a class equivalent in level to Principal Buyer. Or II Experience: Five years of supervisory experience in a large materials management program including responsibility for providing purchasing and supply support to a large organization utilizing a wide range of products and materials in a variety of program activities. (In appraising experience, emphasis will be placed on its recency, breadth and similarity to State operations.) (Experience in California state service applied toward this requirement must include two years performing the duties of a class equivalent in level to Principal Buyer or one year performing the duties of an Assistant Purchasing Manager.) and


Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Purchasing and standard and quality control policies and practices; bid protest process; limited and noncompetitive bidding; California state purchasing, materials management and EDP and telecommunications acquisition policies and procedures; market conditions and practices and current prices; product standardization and specifications; materials, supplies, and equipment suitable to meet the needs of a large governmental jurisdiction; principles of organization and management; principles of personnel management and supervision; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.


Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of others; analyze data and situations accurately and take effective action; develop creative and innovative solutions to management problems; establish and maintain effective working relationships; communicate effectively; and effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

  Updated: 8/17/2017
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