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State of Minnesota Buyer 2 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Buyer 2

Job Class: Buyer 2

Agency: Mn Management & Budget

  • Job ID : 77260

  • Location : St. Paul

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 06/11/2024

  • Closing Date : 07/01/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Mn Management & Budget

  • Division/Unit : Fiscal Services Payroll/Purch

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $24.92 - $36.34 / hourly; $52,032 - $75,877 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

This position serves as the department’s certified agency procurement specialist and provides professional/technical contract coordination support and assists with coordinating and executing all purchasing and contract agreements assigned. In addition, this position provides various other accounting support services as assigned. These tasks may be performed either in a primary or backup role.

The incumbent in position will have the ability to telework, work a hybrid schedule or work in the office. There may be limited occasions when it is necessary for the incumbent to go into the office.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of advanced technical experience to include experience in purchasing, developing/evaluating specifications, and issuing purchase orders/contracts, with at least one year of procurement experience within the State of Minnesota.

  • A Bachelor’s degree may substitute for (1) one year of experience.

  • Must currently have or be able to obtain ALP certification within 30 days of hire.

  • Experience with the State of Minnesota Contract process.

  • Knowledge of Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

  • Knowledge of SWIFT (State-Wide Integrated Financial Tools).

Following qualifications will be accessed during interview

  • Communication skills sufficient to advise others regarding state procurement laws, rules, policies and procedures and to maintain positive and effective vendor relationships.

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, including time and priority management sufficient to work within deadlines.

  • Working knowledge of budget terminology and principles.

  • Experience using databases, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word.

  • Customer service skills sufficient to actively listen to and understand customer needs and provide accurate information and appropriate alternatives in a timely, thorough, courteous, respectful, and professional manner in person, over the phone and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with payroll processing.

  • Experience with market research and evaluation of goods and services.

  • Experience preparing and managing the Requests for Proposals (RFPs) process.

  • Experience facilitating meetings and negotiating with vendors.

  • Experience working in a union environment.

  • Experience with public sector procurement and contracting processes.

Minnesota Management and Budget will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 is needed.