JOB OPPORTUNITY: PROMOTIONAL AND OPEN TO ALL LYNWOOD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED (ONLINE ONLY) FROM: MAY 19, 2020 - June 9, 2020.
APPLICATION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION(S)/CERTIFICATION(S) DEADLINE: JUNE 9, 2020 BY 4:30 PM.
ANTICIPATED SELECTION PROCESS (WHICH MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
*** PLEASE NOTE: The District reserves the right to utilize a flexible pass point (cut off) on any test part to meet the staffing needs as determined by the District.***
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION (T&E): The District reserves the right to utilize a training and experience evaluation. Applicant materials will be competitively reviewed and those candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the District's needs will be invited to participate in the technical oral exam panel (Pass/Fail).
ORAL EXAMINATION: The oral examination portion of the test may have multiple steps which may be administered on different days (100% of total score).
PARTICIPATION IN ALL PORTIONS OF THE EXAMINATION PROCESS IS BY OFFICIAL INVITATION ONLY. Candidates who do not participate and successfully pass all parts of the examination process will not be considered for the position.
POSITION DETAILS AND DUTIES: FULL-TIME: EIGHT (8) HOURS PER DAY; TEN (10), ELEVEN (11) OR TWELVE (12) MONTHS PER YEAR.
BASIC FUNCTION: Under direction independently performs varied and complex specialized and technical purchasing responsibilities for a variety of materials, supplies, services and equipment in accordance with District standards and policies and all applicable legal requirements; and performs related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is intermediate level job classification where an incumbent can work independently on complex purchasing tasks. An incumbent is expected to provide customer-responsive, cost-effective and high-quality purchasing services for customers, consistent with applicable legal requirements. Senior Buyer is distinguished from Buyer in that an incumbent in the former class typically carries out the most complex purchasing assignments that are technical and specialized and require research to establish specifications; sources of supply; competitive bidding; serious analysis or negotiations to obtain reasonable prices. The purchase process consists of interdependent and multiple steps. Purchase contracts are developed for high-dollar volume and these types of purchases may expose the District to significant potential risk that must be minimized.
This position is designated as staff and reports directly to an assigned supervisor.
Your application must provide sufficient information that demonstrates your possession of the initial qualifications including providing any transcripts, certifications, and documents listed below. Failure to provide sufficient information as required or directed within the application will result in the termination of your application. Failure to provide the required information, failure to fill out the application properly according to the application directions provided or the submission of an incomplete application will result in the termination of your application and/or candidacy for position consideration.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school OR General Education Development (GED) equivalent AND eight (8) years of experience in a public agency in purchasing.
Associate's degree OR a Recognized Purchasing Industry Certification AND four (4) years of experience in a public agency in purchasing.
B.A or B.S degree from a recognized college or university AND two (2) years of experience in a public agency in purchasing.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid California Class C driver's license.
Official Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driving history record is REQUIRED UPON EMPLOYMENT PROCESSING. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driving history must be dated within the last thirty (30) days of the employment processing period. A DMV record obtained via the internet or online will NOT be accepted.
INITIAL QUALIFICATIONS DOCUMENT SUBMISSION OPTIONS: Unofficial documents will be accepted for initial consideration. If a job offer is extended and accepted, official transcripts will be required for employment processing. For further details on required documents, please see the initial qualifications section.
OPTION 1: You may scan and attach all the required documentation(s)/certification(s) in the ORIGINAL form upon submission of the application by the closing date.
OPTION 2: You may submit all required documentation(s)/certification(s) in the ORIGINAL form, in person to Human Resources (Classified Personnel department) at 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood, CA prior to or by the application closing date. Copies will be made.
Applications without the supporting documents will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified. Foreign Diploma/ Degree/Transcripts must be certified and evaluated to meet the United States equivalent to be considered.
SATISFACTION OF INITIAL QUALIFICATIONS: You must submit the following documentation(s)/certification(s) prior to or by the closing date:
Original high school diploma OR a GED OR official/unofficial transcripts from high school that denotes graduation OR official/unofficial transcripts from college/university that denotes graduation from high school OR a college degree.
Valid California Class C driver's license.
Associate's degree OR official/ unofficial transcripts from a recognized college or university that denote graduation with an Associate's degree OR a Recognized Purchasing Industry Certification.
Valid California Class C driver's license.
Bachelor's degree OR official/ unofficial transcripts from a recognized college or university that denote graduation with a Bachelor's degree.
Valid California Class C driver's license.
*** REQUIRED UPON EMPLOYMENT PROCESSING ***
Unofficial documents will be accepted for initial consideration. If a job offer is extended and accepted, Official Transcripts will be required for employment processing.
OFFICIAL DMV DRIVING HISTORY RECORD REQUIRED UPON EMPLOYMENT PROCESSING:You must go in-person to a DMV office to request your official driving record. This is the ONLY way to obtain this official document. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driving history must be dated within the last thirty (30) days of the employment processing period.A DMV record obtained via the internet or online will NOT be accepted.
Application and Examination Process
STEP 1-APPLICATION: Complete an online employment application by clicking on the "Apply" button above. Paper applications are not accepted. An applicant cannot substitute a resume for an online application or for any section of the online application
NOTE: To be considered for the position you must fill out the Education and Work Experience sections of the application. Your Education and Work Experience must demonstrate that you meet the initial requirements for the position. You must demonstrate that you meet the requirements for the position within any and all portions of the application that request the information.
A volunteer agency must verify any unpaid volunteer experience with a supervisor's signature on official agency letterhead. Verification must specify: (1) the period of service, (2) the amount of time worked during this period and (3) the duties and responsibilities performed by the volunteer.
FOREIGN DIPLOMA/ DEGREE/ TRANSCRIPTS: For official consideration, you must evaluate and certify all documents supplied to Classified Personnel to ensure that you meet the initial qualifications. It is the responsibility of the candidate to have their documents evaluated in a timely manner for official employment consideration.
If you received your education outside of the United States, you must have your foreign diploma/degree/transcripts evaluated by a transcript evaluation service that certifies that your degree meets the United States equivalent for consideration. For more information about organizations who offer this service, you may visit the following: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf(Download PDF reader)
*Thisinformation is provided as a resource. The Lynwood Unified School District and the Personnel Commission are not affiliated with any of its organizations nor benefit from the advertisement of these services.
STEP 2-EXAMINATION (ANTICIPATED)
Training and Experience (T & E) Evaluation: Applicant materials will be competitively reviewed and those candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the District's needs will be invited to participate in the Oral Exam (Panel).
Oral Examination (may have multiple steps and/or depending upon the number of eligible candidates, the oral exam may be conducted as an oral written exam).
The tentative examination process for this position, which may be subject to modification, will include some form of a(n): application screening, initial qualifications screening, supplemental training and experience application screening, documentation(s)/ certification(s) screening, written examination, performance examination, illustration examination and/or the oral examination process.
Candidates will receive an email notification and/or regular mail of the examination date and time. It is your responsibility, as the candidate to provide the correct contact information by which to be notified. Failure to provide the correct contact information on your application, including not properly filling out any portion of the application correctly or failure to participate in any portion of the examination process will result in termination from the recruitment process.
Examination parts will be weighed according to their relevancy to the job performance criteria.
ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: If you require accommodations for an examination, please contact Elva Ruiz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It shall be the policy of the Board of Education that students and employees in the Lynwood Unified School District ("District") shall not be subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on the person's actual or perceived race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin or nationality, religion, age, parental status, family status, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex or sexual orientation, ancestry, political affiliation or any other basis protected by federal law, ordinance or regulation, in its educational program(s), recruitment process, application, acceptance, testing, selection and hiring process and employment. For any equal right or opportunity concerns or complaints from employees, please contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Title IX and CC of R Title V Compliance Officer (Employees), 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood, CA 90262, 310-886-1490. Concerned students should contact the Director of Student Services, Title IX and CC R Title V Compliance Officer (Students), 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood, CA 90262, 310-886-1618.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION: The District prohibits harassment on the basis of sex. Sexual harassment consists of any unwelcome sexual favors and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the work or educational setting. Please reference Education Code section 212.5 for further information on the topic. Any individual who believes he/she has been subjected to sexual harassment and/or incidents of sexual harassment impacting recruitment, testing, hiring or employment must report the incident to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Title IX and CC of R Title V Compliance Officer (Employees), 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood, CA 90262, 310-886-1490 and the Director of Student Services, Title IX and CC or R Title V Compliance Officer (Students), 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood, CA 90262, 310-886-1618.
EXAMINATION PROCESS: Please note that the District reserves the right to add, eliminate or adjust testing steps and/or information on the posting at any time during the position posting and testing process. The process may include, but is not limited to, further testing inclusive of on-the-job testing, recruitment and recruitment extensions, which may be for less than fifteen (15) days after the certification of an eligibility list. As a result, there may be adjustments if reasonable or necessary.
REVIEW PROCESS: If you would like to review your examination after receiving your test results notice, you must submit the "Examination Review Form" to Classified Personnel within seven (7) working days of the result notice date. You may obtain the "Examination Review Form" from the Classified Personnel department. It is the responsibility of the job applicant to submit the "Examination Review Form" within the designated time frame. If the requirements for the examination review are met, Classified Personnel will schedule an appointment for the review.
ELIGIBILITY LIST EXPIRATION: Candidates who are successful in all of the screening and testing process will be placed on an eligibility list. Typically, an eligibility list for a classification expires after one (1) year. Candidates on the expired eligibility list are no longer considered for positions within the class. Eligibility lists may be extended beyond one (1) year or expire sooner than one (1) year. If an eligible candidate successfully tests for the same classification before the current eligibility list expires, the eligibility lists will merge and the eligible's most recent examination score will be applied. It is the responsibility of each eligible to know his/her eligibility list status. For questions about eligibility list status, please contact the Classified Personnel department.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: It is the responsibility of the employee to ensure that all licenses and certifications required for this position are up-to-date to remain in the position.
SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION (Personnel Commission Rules & Regulations 50.200.4G/ ED CODE 45277): Some positions may require the ability to speak, read or write a language in addition to English. Such certification and appointment shall be made from among the highest three eligibles.