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Idaho Transportation Department

3311 W. State St., P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID


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Buyer, Senior

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: March 9, 2018 - March 17, 2018
Announcement # 01538002620
Salary Range: Starting at $20.31 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

Our Mission: Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.

Are you interested in working for an award-winning, dynamic, professional state agency? This opening may be your opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to promote the mission of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). This announcement will be used to fill a current Buyer, Senior position in our Business and Support Management team located in Boise at the Headquarters office. It is possible for this position to work from an ITD district office.

This exciting position could be the perfect career opportunity for you to bring your education and skills to the Idaho Transportation Department.

Typical Responsibilities:
  • Purchase supplies, services, material, and equipment for a department;
  • Research and perform value analysis on products, services, and equipment;
  • Determine product, equipment, service requirements and methods of acquisition;
  • Prepare specifications, select vendors and request written bids/telephone quotes on purchases within delegated authority;
  • Review and evaluate bids,
  • Record, bid information including vendor price, payment terms, and delivery;
  • Prepare RFI and RFQ's;
  • Prepare bids and RFP's which may include value analysis, life cycle costing and weighted value procedures for purchases that are processed through Division of Purchasing;
  • Advise users about product, service availability, specification preparation, policies and procedures and legal requirements established for procurement;
  • Analyze quality, price, source of supply, delivery date, shipping charges and product cost;
  • Provide advice, training, and consultation on methods, procedures, and department requirements;
  • Prepare correspondence and ensures effective public relations;
  • Attention to detail and excellent writing skills will be required. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Some knowledge of life-cycle costing principles.


  • Performing detailed review of RFI, RFP, purchasing invoices, purchase orders, formal bids, contracts and requisitions to insure conformance with policies and procedures;
  • Preparing and evaluating specifications for products and services;
  • Applying value analysis criteria to products and materials to include weighted-value methods;
  • Interpreting and applying public/governmental purchasing procedures.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB);
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Business or related field.

Examination: Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 59 is needed to pass this examination.

To preview the exam, click on the Preview Exam link below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen. If you wish to take the exam, click on either of the Apply Online buttons and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

  • Click on the Apply Online button to the left
  • Follow the instructions provided
  • Complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position

Please select:

  • Idaho Transportation Department under "Agencies"
  • Full Time Employment under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

Hiring Lists:

If your name has been certified to a hiring list for possible consideration, you will see it listed in the Hiring Lists section of your online application. Supervisors review application materials prior to scheduling interviews. Those applicants who will be offered an interview may receive a phone call, letter or email to schedule a time, be sure your contact information is up to date and accurate. Having your name certified to a hiring list is not a guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, it simply means you are one of the applicants being considered.

When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

NOTICE: Some positions may require a background investigation before a final job offer is made.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Transportation Department!





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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.