Career Opportunities

Buyer II

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)
Position Description


Buyer II – Procurement and Contracts

Classification Title: Buyer II

Classification Salary Range: $3,912 - $7,080 per month

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The anticipated salary range for this position is $4,200 to $4,440 per month.

About the Department/Position:

Procurement and Contracts serves and support sthe overall mission and goals of the university by employing best practices for a variety of goods and services responsive to the needs of our faculty, staff, and students. We provide cost-effective, best-value purchasing services and high-quality customer services in a courteous and professional manner. Through the consistent application of state, CSU, and campus policies, we ensure appropriate stewardship of public funds and are committed to the continued growth and development of CSUDH.

Under the general direction of the Manager of Procurement and Contracts, the Buyer II is the journey-level position in the series in which incumbents have full purchasing responsibility for a variety of diverse purchasing activities. The majority of assignments (more than 50 percent) are at the journey level. Typical activities include purchasing of commodities of a technical and specialized nature and/or developing ordinary contracts, service agreements, or leases. Items or services purchased may range from those acquired directly from the vendor/contractor with little or no modification to unique, scarce or custom-made items requiring creative development of original specifications, with minimal supervision or assistance. Resolution of conflicts between providers and end-users is an integral part of this position. The Buyer II is expected to apply current specifications on all contract and purchasing documents regardless of complexity or technical content, as well as to develop specifications when none exist. Incumbents must possess skills to effectively work with requesters in developing specifications that are cost-effective and not unduly restrictive. The Buyer II may be assigned lead responsibility for lower-level purchasing or clerical staff in carrying out assignments. The Buyer II shall provide administrative and/or program leadership, specifically, the incumbent shall administer the campus P-Card Program and involving a wide range of procedures using initiative and judgment in analyzing information and determining a course of action while meeting the requirements established within the various applicable CSU policies.

 Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creative development of specifications and/or evaluation criteria for bidding, service agreements, contracts, or leases.
  • Process requisitions for goods/services; place orders, verify cost, and solicit price quotations.
  • Work with vendors and campus users to resolve questions.
  • Review contractual documents submitted by vendors for compliance with CSU requirements and craft appropriate revisions.
  • Manage all aspects of the solicitation process, including informal/formal Request For Quotes (RFQ), Information for Bids, Requests for Information, and Requests for Proposals process.
  • Oversee the life of the contract to ensure compliance with all principles, current State and University Procurement policies and procedures of Public Code.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to two years of purchasing experience at a level equivalent to Buyer I with a 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of: principles of purchasing and procurement policies, methods and procedures, including the administration of formal competitive bid cycles according to 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.
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years in the procurement and contracts field within the CSU or higher education, or knowledge and experience in an educational or large organizational structure.


  • A certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) certification is preferred.


  • Working knowledge of functions such as receiving and accounting as they relate to the purchasing process.
    Skilled in contract writing, insurance, leases and agreements, Peoplesoft and database management.

 To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:     

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California
  • The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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