WSDOT: Procurement & Supply Specialist 2 - Union Gap, WA

Employer: Washington State Department of Transportation

Job Description:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking an organized and motivated Procurement and Supply Specialist 2 in Union Gap, WA. This position assists the Sign Shop Manager by coordinating purchasing of supplies, monitoring inventory levels, and analyzing and interpreting complex purchasing data contained in manuals and reports. This position is responsible and accountable for supply management functions, storage, issue of materials, collection of Work-in-Progress data, managing surplus, handling aluminum sign blanks, vinyl sheeting, and other inventory items for sign fabrication. Assisting as needed performing fiscal activities in a variety of work areas such as recordkeeping, payroll, maintenance of fiscal records and ensuring the accuracy of reports. This position is dedicated to performing this challenge, as well as integrating the WSDOT Strategic Plan Goal Areas of Inclusion, Practical Solutions and Workforce Development.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:

Coordinate purchasing of consumable inventory by analyzing and interpreting complex purchasing data contained in manuals and reports.
Place orders with vendors according to purchasing manual guidelines using authority of state contracts, general authorities or bid quotations, use the purchasing card in transactions verbally, online, and open purchases.
Receive orders according to purchasing manual and/or consumable inventory manual.
Monitor, maintain and analyze consumable inventory levels throughout the Sign Shop using Data Mart, Consumable Inventory Computer System (CICS) and the WSDOT Purchase & Order System, including all transactions concerning the SP and FS accounts (orders, receipts, issues, and inventory vouchers).
Manage surplus using proper documentation.
Handle all inventory pulls for commodities needed for fabrication of signs, and document usage using a barcode management system

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High school graduation, or possession of GED certificate.
Knowledge in Purchasing Management, Business Administration, logistics, inventory and supply management or closely allied field.
Knowledge and/or experience operating and managing warehouse and equipment.
Knowledge and/or experience in Microsoft Office Suite
Communicate professionally and work with a diverse work group.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, procurement, logistics, supply management or closely allied field.
An Associate of Arts and Science Degree in Purchasing Management, Business Administration or closely allied field AND two years of full-time purchasing experience.
Two (2) years of experience as a Procurement and Supply Specialist 1.
Full-time experience as a purchasing professional will substitute on a year-for-year basis.
Important Notes
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
Schedule - 6:00 am to 4:30 pm (sometimes OT when needed).
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits everyone’s lifestyle.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum of three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.
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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter via email.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, S. Fields, at [email protected] Please be sure to reference 23DOT-SCR-50052 in the subject line.

Contact Person: S. Fields
Email: [email protected]
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Application Method: Apply Online
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Posted on April 26, 2023

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