[nfbwatlk] DSB job opening, please disseminate. job title: Procurement and Supply Specialist 2.

Mike Mello mike at mello.com
Thu Mar 3 18:30:26 CST 2011



Job Title: Procurement and Supply Specialist 2  
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 03/03/11 12:00 AM Pacific Time  
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 03/17/11 5:00 PM Pacific Time  
Salary: $2,994.00 - $3,918.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent 
Location: King County - Seattle - Rainier Valley, Washington  
Department:  Dept. of Services for the Blind  
Print Job Information Apply   
Description  Benefits  Supplemental Questions 
Are you interested in joining an agency that serves as a premier resource and a national leader in promoting the skills and abilities of people who are blind or 
have low vision? The Department of Services for the Blind creates outstanding outcomes for our customers by meeting the full range of their needs and in 
assisting them in achieving their employment/career goals. Help lead the way and contribute to our mission:  Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality 
for People with Visual Disabilities and join a dynamic work culture that values professional and personal development. 

The Department of Services for the Blind is looking for an individual to fill the position of Procurement and Supply Specialist 2. This position is located in the 
Seattle office and serves as the primary purchasing agent for Customer Services a statewide service delivery program and acts as a resource to other 
agency subdivisions for statewide purchasing activities. This position functions as the highest agency expert for purchasing activities.


Acts as primary purchasing agent for Customer Services client purchases of goods; Assistive Technology (AT) lab purchases; Orientation and Training 
Center (OTC) purchases; and Human Resources Reasonable Accommodation purchases. 
Ensures all purchasing activities are in compliance with Office of Financial Management policy, procedure and purchasing regulations. 
Reviews all purchasing requests to ensure specifications are adequate and completes purchase using various purchasing tools (purchase authorization, 
purchase order, Visa purchase). When required, submits bids and analyzes results with bid requirements. Advises agency staff on the status of purchases 
and documents client purchases in electronic case record. Coordinates shipment and receipt of purchased items ensuring items are tracked and accounted 
for. Prepares and requests final payment on purchases. 
Determines optimum stocking levels and reorder points for AT labs and OTC equipment, supplies and materials. 
Acts as Visa Custodian, authorizing use and reconciling monthly. 
Maintains OTC checkbook. Prepares authorizations, A19 invoice voucher, checks and issues weekly to OTC students. Requests reimbursement to 
checkbook account. 
Reconciles and closes out all purchase requisitions at the end of the fiscal year. 
Routinely interacts with vendors to ensure optimum performance; researches new vendor options; meets with vendor representatives; participates in 
negotiations to correct performance, price adjustments or contract terminations; and updates vendor information in coordination with the fiscal department. 
Maintains inventory records of equipment, supplies and materials for the Assistive Technology (AT) Unit and Orientation and Training Center (OTC). Ensures 
all agency inventory procedures are followed. 
Provides assistance to six field offices to ensure adequate management of AT and client inventory. Develops systems for tracking client assigned equipment. 
Maintains AT lab equipment inventory. Tags equipment as required. Tracks vendor loaned and demo equipment and requests replacement or return of 
Tracks and monitors statewide unassigned client stock. Provides regular updates on availability of items for issuance and prioritizes the use of stocked items 
prior to purchase of new items. Assists in coordinating the transfer of supplies, materials and equipment to, from and between agency clients and field offices. 
Completes necessary inventory tracking forms.  
Prepares items for state surplus and disposal. 
Coordinates and oversees statewide client voter registrations. Advises staff on Voter Registration procedures to ensure compliance with state Voter 
Registration requirements. Collects Voter Registration Cards and reconciles with information documented in the client's electronic case record. Prepares 
monthly report to Secretary of State's office. 
Manages documentation for Assistive Technology (AT) Unit including, but not limited to, Fee-for-Service activities. Prepares invoice for completed services 
and maintains files. Assists in coordinating AT agency-wide events to include, but not limited to, Vendor and Tour Days and client technology trainings. 
Prepares event announcements and distributes as appropriate. Collaborates with AT staff to coordinate logistics. 
Participates in Regional Team meetings as required. 
Serves as a member of the Seattle office Reception back-up group. 
Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications

A Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, procurement, logistics, supply management or closely allied field.


An Associate of Art's degree in purchasing management, business administration or closely allied field AND two years of full-time purchasing experience. 

Full-time experience with purchasing as a primary responsibility may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.


Two years of experience as a Procurement and Supply Specialist 1.

Desirable Qualifications 

Knowledge of:
Supply and equipment procurement, utilization, and accountability; large scale stock control, including procedures and techniques for determining and 
maintaining levels of supply; inventory records, both automated and manual.

Ability to:
Assist in coordination and supervision of supply and equipment procurement, stockage, utilization and control; devise efficient operational procedures; apply 
industry-standard inventory control procedures; prepare clear, concise reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

How to Apply

To begin the online application process, click the green Apply button at the top of this announcement. The following information must be included in your 
online application. 

1) A letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications for this position;

2) A chronological resume OR a completed online profile that includes education and employment history; and

3)  Copies of your college transcripts (if applicable)

Please be prepared to provide references at the time of interview. 

For questions or information regarding this recruitment, please email evano at dop.wa.gov. (Note: Emailed applications will not be accepted)

Supplemental Information
This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) which contains a "union 
security" provision. This means that, as a condition of employment, you must either join the union and pay union dues or pay the union a representation or 
other fee within 30 days of the date you are put into pay status.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this 
announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay 


Michael J. Mello

mike at mello.com

(208) 301-0565

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