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Title: Buyer
Location: Finch-Henry Job Corps Center, Batesville, MS
Date Posted: August 31, 2017
Date Closing: Until Filled
Status: Full-Time
Relocation: None


  1. Prepares and administers all purchase order contracts, subcontracts, lease/rental agreements, and consultant contracts for equipment, service, repairs, and rehab work in compliance with federal, state, local, and DESI regulations, policies, and procedures
  2. Establishes and maintains a qualified vendor list as directed by federal, state, and DESI procurement procedures
  3. Administers the center’s subcontract plan, ensuring that the center meets procurement goals for small business and small socially disadvantaged business; submits reports required by the plan and/or the customer
  4. Ensures adherence to quality standards, required delivery schedules, and contractual terms and obtains the best prices available for goods and services through strict adherence to bidding requirements and conscientious negotiation of freight terms
  5. Coordinates with accounting department relative to accuracy of pricing data and the accounts payable function
  6. Assists in the development of new and revised policies and procedures affecting procurement
  7. Coordinates with other center staff pertaining to procurement matters
  8. Monitors, screens, and recommends for procurement applicable federal excess supplies and equipment
  9. Models, mentors, and monitors the positive normative culture of the center
  10. Acts as a responsible custodian for assigned center property
  11. Reports violations of ethical behavior
  12. Suggests opportunities for continuous operational improvement and reduction of waste
  13. Identifies and reports environmental health and safety concerns
  14. Submits reports and plans in a timely manner
  15. Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field and two years of related experience
  • Directly related experience may be considered in lieu of formal education requirements

Skills/Other Requirements

  • Must possess a working knowledge of networking systems

To Apply

Please e-mail, fax, or mail your résumé with salary history to:

Ginny Shoemaker (e-mail)

No phone calls, please.