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Procurement Clerks
District Of Columbia

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Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.

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Currently Employed: 390

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $21.53 - $27.91

Typical Annual Salary: $44,800 - $58,000

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Perform buying duties when necessary.
  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
  • Compare suppliers' bills with bids and purchase orders to verify accuracy.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
  • Check shipments when they arrive to ensure that orders have been filled correctly and that goods meet specifications.
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
  • Approve and pay bills.
  • Review requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
  • Determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when necessary.
  • Calculate costs of orders, and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts.

tools & technology

  • Laser fax machine
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers
  • Scanners
  • Special purpose telephones

  • Accounting software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Inventory management software
  • Office suite software
  • Word processing software

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