The Town of Bedford is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Purchasing/IT Assistant. This individual will perform technical work overseeing the daily activities of purchasing functions and providing basic technology support to end-users within the town. Position will be responsible for the purchasing of all technology related equipment and departmental requested materials and supplies; creating and processing purchase orders for the acquisition of Town related materials; preparing bid packages and directing all activities of the bid opening/closing process; and supporting and maintaining in-house technology equipment and assets.
Qualifications include thorough knowledge of the laws relating to public purchasing and purchasing practices; thorough knowledge of the troubleshooting and operation of computer hardware and common software applications; thorough knowledge of methods and techniques used to maintain and repair computer equipment; ability to write clear and concise contracts, RFP's and bid specifications. Candidate may have any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with course work in business, technology, or a related field and considerable purchasing experience. CPPB, CPPO, VCA, or CompTIA A+ certification preferred. Salary range; $40,000 to $56,500 DOQ + an excellent benefit package including participation in the Virginia Retirement System.
Applications accepted until position is filled. The Town of Bedford is an equal opportunity employer that values and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all qualified persons to apply.