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Buyer - Sylvania Bookstore

Requisition ID req282
Department College Bookstore Operations
Campus Sylvania Campus - 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Employment Type Classified-Full Time
Close Date
Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary

 Under the direction of Bookstore management, organize and purchase a broad spectrum of goods and services for resale to serve the needs of the students, staff, and faculty of the College‚Äôs campuses. Willing to work in a fast paced, ever changing progressive workplace. Willing to work flexible hours based on seasonal needs. Extensive personal contacts are required with College staff, students, and faculty as well as with a wide range of vendors. Highly developed communication skills are required to negotiate and consult with vendors and campus stakeholders. Incumbent is expected to function independently.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Experience beyond the minimums as a buyer within a College store with an emphasis on purchasing general merchandise for resale.
Experience working with the MBS system .
Established relationships with a wide range of vendors serving the college market.
Knowledge of art supplies
Experience with web design and upkeep an asset.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

High school diploma or equivalent two years of training or college level course work with emphasis in Business Administration or related area and demonstrated knowledge of materials purchased and sources of supply (experience performing the duties of the position may substitute for the training or college-level course work on a year-for-year basis).

Two years experience in purchasing or buying in a public institution or in a specialized field requiring technical understanding of the items being purchased.

Effective human relations skills required to work with vendors and others. Basic Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable knowledge; accurate keyboarding and 10-key skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Grade 20
Starting Salary Expectations The first two steps of the range are: $42,652 to $42,929 per year. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $42652 to $68442 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 6.67 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
- 8 hours of sick leave per month
- 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year - 11 Paid holidays

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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Learned physical skill is required to perform keyboarding and/or ten-key functions. Some assignments may include management of physical inventory, necessitating moderate lifting and use of a hand truck or forklift.
Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.