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State of Minnesota Buyer 1 in Little Falls, Minnesota

Job Summary

Job Summary

This position is located in the Facilities Management Office (FMO) at Camp Ripley. This position exists to contract for professional-technical services, construction, maintenance and repair, and to purchase services, equipment and supplies of a complex nature for the Department of Military Affairs according to the Department of Administration's and the agency's policies and procedures. Duties include defining specifications for goods and services; preparing and awarding invitations for bids; negotiating with vendors; resolving shipments and warranty problems, writing contracts and dispatching purchase orders. Consideration must be given to cost, timeliness, quality, and customer satisfaction.


Minimum Qualifications

Two years of working experience to include the following:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Contracting or Purchasing in a governmental or business environment

  • Writing specifications for goods/services

  • Preparing and awarding solicitations for bids

Must possess one year minimum experience working with Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT) financial database.

Must possess the ability to:

  • Follow directions

  • Work independently

  • Balance workload demands through prioritization and organizational skills

  • Proficient in oral and written communication

  • Receive critical feedback positively and productively

  • Support positive and cohesive work environment

  • Contribute to the respectful workplace policy

Required to be a Certified State Purchasing Agent holding an ALP with the ability to achieve the $50,000 ALP level within two years of hire.

Must pass a complete background investigation.

Must possess a valid Minnesota driver license.

Required to climb stairs multiple times during normal workday.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience with pre-award and post-award functions for professional-technical services and construction contracts.

  • Demonstrable experience in obtaining information, preparing specifications and solicitations for the purchase of various kinds of material, supplies, construction and services, of a complex nature.

  • Demonstrable experience executing purchasing and contracting functions under state rules incorporating federal conditions.

  • Experience executing purchasing and contracting under a cooperative agreement.

  • Training in Fiscal Law

Physical Requirements

Requires occasional lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact CW4 Justin Knippel at justin.o.knippel.mil@mail.mil or(320) 616-3172.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

Job Title: Buyer 1

Location: Little Falls

Job ID: 39848

Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 03/24/2020

Closing Date: 03/31/2020

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Military Affairs

Hiring Agency: Military Affairs

Work Shift: Day Shift/ 7am-3:30pm

Work Hours: Day Shift/ 7am-3:30pm

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/ 7am-3:30pm

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: Yes

Salary Range: $19.30 - $28.78/ hourly

Classified Status: Classified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes