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Department of Correction

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Boise, ID


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Information Technology

Buyer, Senior

Department of Correction

Open for Recruitment: June 7, 2017 - June 28, 2017
Announcement # 01538072681
Salary Range: $17.75 - $19.72 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Mission of the Idaho Department of Correction is to protect the public, our staff, and those within our custody and supervision through safety, accountability, partnerships and providing opportunities for offender change

The Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) is currently recruiting for an Information Technology Buyer, Sr to work in the Information Technology (IT) Department within the Division of Management Services at Central Office. The incumbent will be a member of the Service Desk Team and is responsible for all processes related to IT procurement. This position will work closely with IT leadership in communication with vendors, contractors, department officials and employees in the processing of IT purchases.

If you have previously applied for Buyer, Sr at IDOC or any other agency and are interested in the current opening then you must re-apply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. Hiring lists may be created from open competitive, IDOC Department Promotional, or Statewide promotional applicants. The applications may also be used for future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months.

Note: An ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience providing procurement support in an IT environment, as well as must be willing to visit an adult correctional facility for occasional work.



  • Purchase supplies, services, material, and equipment for the IT Department
  • Owner of IT procurement and asset management process, as well as hardware and license management
  • 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, records, bid information including vendor price, payment terms, and delivery
  • 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
  • Prepare correspondence and ensure effective public relations
  • Attention to detail and excellent verbal/writing skills are required


  • Some knowledge of life-cycle costing principles
  • Experience performing detailed review of RFI and RFP, purchasing invoices, purchase orders, formal bids, contracts, and requisitions to ensure conformance with policies and procedures
  • Experience preparing, evaluating, and completing specifications for products and services
  • Experience interpreting and applying public/governmental/private purchasing procedures


  • Experience preparing and evaluating specifications for computer hardware and software


  • Experience providing technical and/or procurement support in an IT environment
  • Experience tracking hardware and software assets


To be hired, candidates will have a history and background supportive of department mission goals and will be subject to:

  • Completing a Background Investigation Questionnaire and pre-employment drug testing
  • Having a federal and state criminal background check to include fingerprints
  • Having a history of law-abiding behavior
  • Felonies, misdemeanors, illegal drug usage, DUI's, adverse driving convictions and employment history may make you ineligible for employment

Non-hiring restrictions are in place for candidates who:

  • Have been convicted of Domestic Violence or similar types of violent behaviors
  • Have a dishonorable discharge from military service
  • Currently are using, dealing or are associated with illegal drugs
  • Have close friends or relatives under IDOC care & custody
  • Are currently under IDOC supervision or probation (must be released from IDOC supervision or probation for at least one year)


You will receive a score based on your education and experience in the answers to the exam. A minimum score of 57 is required to pass. Notification of your test results will be available online when the exam review process has been completed. All answers to the questions on the exam must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.

For more detailed information regarding the requirements of this position please click on "Preview Exam" below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen.


Click on any Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist Information and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select/add:

  • Department of Correction under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency. You must complete all items in the Application Checklist under General Information and Optional Information. This includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type/Shift, Skills, and Resume.


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Preview Exam

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.