Buyer II (Multiple Positions)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location), Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title:  Buyer II

Classification Title:  Buyer II

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Senior Director and Chief Procurement Officer of Procurement and Contract Services and under the guidance of the Procurement Management Specialist, this position is responsible for performing a full range of diverse procurement functions. This is a journey level professional procurement and contracts technician position. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; possesses broad job knowledge; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. The position is expected to be able to apply technical specifications and statements work to contracts and procurement documents regardless of the complexity or technical content, as well as working with customers to develop statement of work when none exist.

The Buyer II should have the ability to effectively work with requestors in developing specifications which are cost effective and not unduly restrictive is an important role. The Buyer II position will follow prescribed policies, procedure approval and regulations as established by the Trustees in the Policy Manual for Contracting and Procurement, Government and Education Code books and University Policy Manual.

FLSA: Non-exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation) 

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,108 per month - $ 7,434 per month

Hiring Range: $4,108 per month - $4,800 per month; commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment TypeRegular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Department Information 

The Procurement and Contract Services Department provides the campus community the highest quality of goods and services in the most cost efficient and effective manner. The department is responsible for executing the procurement and contracting functions and responsibilities in accordance with the delegation authority passed down by the Trustees of the CSU. The department develops, coordinates, and implements campus-wide policies, procedures, and standards for all procurement and contracting related activities. The activities include but are not limited to the procurement of goods and services, public works, leases, revenue agreements, memos of understanding and other contractual activities. The Procurement and Contract Services Department is dedicated to conserving public funds and conducting its processes in a fair, open, and competitive format.

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of principles of purchasing and procurement policies, methods and procedures, including the administration of formal competitive bid cycles according to the California State Statutes and Codes; general knowledge of contract development procedures and practices; thorough knowledge of, or the demonstrated ability to learn quickly, a variety of CSU policies, practices, and formats for common contracts, service agreements and leases, as demonstrated by:

Ability to develop, interpret, and apply accurate, multiple, and precise procurement specifications; analyze bids and administer the bidding process; keep financial records; demonstrate creativity in developing cost-saving buying practices; maintain currency regarding business trends and market changes; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with vendors and with faculty, students, administrators, and members of the general public; read and write clearly in English, comprehend and apply California State Statutes and Codes as well as contract language; perform product research; make comparisons of cost data; and, depending on assignment, plan and lead the work of others. Ability to use a computer is very desirable.


Equivalent to two years purchasing experience at a level equivalent to Buyer I with background in areas such as formal competitive bidding processes, development of contracts, service agreements, leases, or other written legal agreements


Equivalent to an undergraduate degree in purchasing, marketing, accounting, business, or other appropriate field. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Required Qualifications 

1. Procurement experience which includes sourcing commodities of a technical and specialized nature and developing common contracts, service agreements, and leases. Items or services procured may range from those acquired directly from the supplier/contractor with little or no modification to unique, scarce or custom-made items requiring creative development of original specifications, with minimal supervision or assistance

2. Experience applying specifications and statements of work for contract and procurement documents regardless of complexity or technical content, as well as developing specifications and statements of work when none exist.

3. Skills to effectively work with customers in developing specifications and statements of work which are cost effective and not unduly restrictive to ensure adequate competition.

4. The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions and to interpret diverse types of technical instructions and information.

5. Advanced knowledge of eProcurement and related financial systems, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and the ability to functionally utilize internet-based software applications and programs to support the Procurement and Contracts operation.

6. Strong customer service skills that instill the values of collaboration. Team oriented and the ability to work in a team environment and contribute to the success of the department toward the achievement of its mission and goals.

7. Experience to effectively present information and respond to questions from faculty, staff and administration, customers and the general public.

Condition of Employment:

-Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications 

8. Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, ensuring that the department will maintain compliance with the University and CSU policies, State and Federal government standards, laws, regulations and directives.

9. Experience working in a high paced procurement department in higher education or other government agency.

10. Three to five years working in a procurement department as a Buyer

11. Advanced knowledge of People Soft “Financials” Common Financial System (CFS) and Jaggaer (SciQuest) eProcurement systems.

12. Professional certification in a supply chain management or procurement related field such as; Certified Procurement Manager (CPM) or, Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or, Certified Professional Public Officer (CPPO) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)

Required Licenses/Certifications 


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

Failure to upload these documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student successteaching, research, scholarship and creative activityjustice, diversity, equity and inclusionresource development and sustainabilitydedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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