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Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Salary Type Monthly 
Salary Minimum 4198.00 
Salary Maximum 5506.00 

Benefits Information Represented Employees 
• Cafeteria Benefit Plan • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan • Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plan • 11 Paid Holidays • Generous Vacation and Sick Leave Benefits • Flexible Work Schedules 
Position/Program Information Provides routine purchasing and contracting related services to Los Angeles County departments. Positions in this class are found in the Internal Services Department, Purchasing and Contract Services, and work under the direction and guidance of a more senior level purchasing and contracts analyst. The Purchasing and Contracts Analyst I performs routine acquisitions of specified equipment supplies or services and participates to increasing degrees in more complex acquisitions and longer term contracts and agreements for multiple purchases. The Purchasing and Contracts Analyst I reviews requisitions, determines the appropriate informal or formal bid process, identifies sources, prepares solicitation and contract documents using standard terms and conditions and makes awards based on simple bid price comparison. The incumbent practices generally accepted purchasing and contracting principles in the context of County policies, procedures and legal requirements. The incumbent develops analytical and technical skills in preparation for more responsible purchasing and contracts assignments and administers contracts under direction from more senior level purchasing and contracts analysts. Under direction, incumbents work with user departments to clarify specifications and procedural steps, and with vendors to administer the bid or contract procedure and answer questions of fact. 

COMPLEXITY STANDARD: Routine acquisitions and contracts are defined as those involving: a single item or type of item where specifications and volume have been established, common items available from a variety of established sources in the marketplace, items available only from a monopoly source (e.g., stamps), and direct purchases (not leased). 
Essential Job Functions Prepares routine solicitation and contract documents, including Requests for Bids (RFBs) Request for Quotations (RFQs), and specifications. 

Gathers, evaluates, and maintains vendor qualifications and information and establishes bidders file. 

Assists senior level purchasing and contracts analysts in preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs); works with user departments to define and establish contract specifications and statements of work. 

Reviews and evaluates vendor bid responses and issues purchase orders and/or contracts; incorporates applicable standard terms and conditions for purchase agreements and contract awards to ensure protection of County interests, best price, and compliance with agreement requirements. 

Assists senior analysts with highly complex acquisitions and developing master agreements and contracts, including formulating schedules, designing forms or exhibits, preparing flowcharts, or other tasks, as assigned. 

Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS: Option I: A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited* college or university with a major in Finance, Accounting, Contract Management, Contract Law, Business Law, Business Management, or Financial Management. 

Option II: Two years of purchasing and/or contract experience in a competitive bid environment for the acquisition of equipment, supplies, and services 


Certified as one of the following: 

Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) 

Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) by the ISM or the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). 

Certified Professional Public Buyer (C.P.P.B.) by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council 

Certified Public Purchasing Officer (C.P.P.O.) by the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council 

Certified Professional Contracts Manager (C.P.C.M.) by the National Contract Management Association 

Certified Associate Contracts Manager (C.A.C.M.) by the National Contract Management Association 

Physical Class Physical Class II – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved. 
License(s) Required A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. 
Desirable Qualifications Demonstrated experience utilizing MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. 

Strong problem solving and analytical skills. 

Strong organizational and adaptability skills. 

Effective oral and written communication skills. 

Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. 
Special Requirement Information In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Bachelor, or Masters degree, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or office letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. 

Accreditation Information Accreditation:*Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). 
Examination Content This examination will consist of an interview weighted at 100%. The interview will cover training, knowledge, experience, general ability to perform the duties of the position and desirable qualifications. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register. 
Special Information A thorough background investigation (including fingerprint search and reference verification) will be required of candidates. Candidates who are found to be unsuitable for employment, as a Purchasing and Contracts Analyst I will be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04. 

• Felony convictions 
• Certain job-related misdemeanor convictions 
• Certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (e.g. 4 or more moving violations within the past 2 years, failure to appear, at-fault accidents and driving under the influence). 
• Illegal use of certain controlled substances. 
• Poor employment history.  
Vacancy Information The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Internal Service Department, Purchasing and Contracts Divisions, located at 1100 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90063. This facility operates on a 4/40 schedule (ten hours per day, four days per week). 

Eligibility Information The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. PASSING THIS EXAMINATION AND BEING PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER DO NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. 

Applications will be processed on an as-received bass and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. 

No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve months. 
Available Shift Any 
Application and Filing Information APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY 
All applicants for this examination are required to submit a standard Online Los Angeles County Employment application. ALTHOUGH A RESUME MAY BE ATTACHED, IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR 
Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire (if any) completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. The acceptance of your standard Online Los Angeles County Employment Application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet all of the Selection Requirements. Completely and correctly fill out every portion of your application to receive credit for all relevant experience, education, or training according to the Selection Requirements. Fully address any desirable qualifications that you meet, if applicable. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, title of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits and/or certificates earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and end dates, description of work performed, total number of hours worked, and salary earned. 

Click on the tab above or below this bulletin that reads APPLY TO JOB 
We must receive your application by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST), on the last day of filing. 
NOTE: NO ATTACHEMENTS MAY BE APPENDED TO YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION ONCE YOU PRESS "SUBMIT." To avoid your application rejected as incomplete, have ALL required documents (i.e., copy of degree, supplemental questionnaire, etc.) uploaded as attachments BEFORE submitting your online application. 
If you are unable to attach the required documents, you may fax them to (323) 780-9006 within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. 
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e., 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application. 
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. 
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record. 
County of Los Angeles Information View details regarding Employment Eligibility Information, Social Security Act of 2004, Records of Convictions, Veterans Preference Credit, Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act by clicking on the link below: 



Visit http://dhr.lacounty.info to view the above information. Click on Career Opportunities' Tab, and then click on General Examination Information Tab. 

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability. 

All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. 

The County will make reasonable accommodations. 
Department Contact Name Veronica Roman 
Department Contact Phone (323) 881-3671 
Department Contact Email vroman@isd.lacounty.gov 
ADA Coordinator Phone (323) 267-2432 
Teletype Phone (800) 897-0077 
California Relay Services Phone (800) 735-2922 
Alternate TTY Phone (800) 899-4099 
Job Field Finance and Accounting 
Job Type Professional 

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