Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

  • Buyer (Maintenance Support)

    Job Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
  • Salary Minimum

    USD $42,848.00/Yr.

    Salary Maximum

    USD $76,398.40/Yr.


    Perform purchasing and administrative duties related to the procurement of supplies, commodities, and services.


    Normal business hours


    Twelve-month initial probationary period

    Location (Subject to Change)

    Falkenburg Road Area

    Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

    • Purchase a variety of supplies, materials, services, equipment, vehicles, and parts for County agencies and departments by telephone, sealed bid, and contract to satisfy the needs of the operational unit of the organization.
    • Review purchase requisitions for item descriptions, quantities, adequacy of specifications, and estimate of costs for accuracy and conformance with agency policies.
    • Review and prepare procurement specifications for the procurement of equipment, services, and commodities within assigned area of responsibility.
    • Confer with requesting agency personnel regarding the adequacy of specifications for commodities, services, or equipment to be purchased to ensure agency needs are met.
    • Receive and inspect delivered items to ensure compliance with specifications.
    • Prepare and update qualified bidders lists, adding and deleting vendors, to ensure that the information is current and accurate.
    • Participate in the tabulation and analysis of bids to determine the lowest and best bidder and issue purchase orders in compliance with agency policies.
    • Respond to inquiries regarding procurement and related activities.
    • Maintain records and files for requisitioned items, bid analyses, purchase orders, equipment specifications, technical reference information, and vendor catalogues to ensure that the information is current and accurate.
    • Prepare required reports.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Working knowledge of procurement practices such as vendor and source identification, pricing methods, bid preparation, contracts, and pricing agreements.
    • Working knowledge of County procurement policies, procedures, and regulations.
    • Working knowledge of the operation of computers to maintain files and generate reports.
    • Ability to prepare and/or review bid documents and responses for compliance with policies, procedures, conditions, and regulations.
    • Ability to prepare purchase orders, contracts, and similar documents.
    • Ability to maintain records.
    • Ability to prepare reports.
    • Ability to work effectively with others.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.


    A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and
    Two years of experience as a purchasing agent or buyer.

    An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education; and
    One year of experience as a purchasing agent or buyer.
    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in any business field or public administration.

    Additional Requirements

    • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
    • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
    • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
    • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
    • No felony convictions within lifetime.
    • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
    • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
    • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

    Benefit Information

    Benefits include but are not limited to:
    - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
    - Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
    - Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
    - Employee Assistance Program
    - Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
    - Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
    - Tuition reimbursement
    - Paid training


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