#60088100 Procurement Technician

#60088100 Procurement Technician


North Carolina Community Colleges System Office
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-7100

Job Location

200 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603


$30,915 – $43,470/NC05


State of NC

Job Category

  • Clerical

Application Period

Opens: Friday, May 12, 2023
Closes: Friday, May 26, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, July 3, 2023

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED and three years of experience as a buyer; or completion of two years of college coursework in business or related program and one year of experience as a buyer; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduate, and one year experience in procurement operations.

Position Description


The North Carolina Community College System (System Office) is a statewide network of 58 public community colleges. The system enrolls over 500,000 students annually. It is the 3rd largest in the nation based on the number of colleges. It also provides data to the North Carolina Learning Object Repository by collecting, contributing, and sharing digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments. The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a global, multicultural, and competent workforce, and improve the lives and wellbeing of N.C. citizens. To learn more about the NC Community College System Office and the Great 58 visit our website About Us | NC Community Colleges

NC Community Colleges System Office has an opening for a Procurement Technician in the Business and Finance Division. The recruitment range: $30,915 – $43,470.

The Division of Business and Finance supports the System Office and the 58 community colleges by advocating on behalf of the System, providing fiscal and human resource services and guidance, as well as ensuring accountability to promote good stewardship of public resources. The System Office provides support to college business offices by providing procedures, forms, and data for use in capital improvement, purchasing, budgeting, and accounting.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  The primary purpose of this position is to research availability, obtain pricing/quotes, and delivery schedule for the procurement of goods and services for the North Carolina Community College System Office. Provides information to the staff; contract/business owners in the development of purchase requisitions. Responsible for the review and processing of purchase requisitions for accuracy of information and ensuring procurement is processed by or through the correct means. Research Statewide Term Contracts, Agency Term Contracts, and obtain quotes, Authority to process e-requisitions up to $5,000 without Purchasing Director’s approval. This position also provides technical assistance to the individual community colleges with regards to purchasing. This position will serve as the Security Administrator for the NC e-Procurement System to set up and maintain user requests.

The person in this position must maintain a working knowledge of current laws, policies and procedures related to NC State procurement processes and procedures. This person must also have the ability to communicate the appropriate policies and procedures orally and in writing to system office staff, contractors, and vendors; the ability to analyze problems and make decisions based on the law and current policies and procedures.

This person will serve as a backup for ordering required materials for procurement and auxiliary services. The person in this position must be able to read and understand rules and regulations and to apply the information gained in the accomplishment of their daily task.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/AND ABILITIES: Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to interpret current general statues, policies, rules, and laws and the how to apply them to daily tasks. Must have proficiency with Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word and Excel). Must have general knowledge of the NC State procurement process, general statutes, and Administrative Code for both IT and Non-IT commodities and services.  

PREFERENCES: Experience in buying goods and commodities. Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, experience in critical thinking and analytical skills.

How to Apply

STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: We value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave, and personal observance is available to eligible employees. Some highlights include:

  • The best-funded pension plan/retirement system in the nation according to Moody’s Investor’s Service
  • Twelve (12) holidays/year
  • Fourteen (14) vacation days/year which increase as the length of service increases and accumulate year-to-year
  • Twelve (12) sick days/year which is cumulative indefinitely
  • Longevity pays lump sum payout yearly (based on length of service beginning 10 years and up)
  • 401K, 457, and 403(b) plans

Learn more about employee perks/benefits:



The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range or recruitment range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at https://www.nc.gov/jobs, Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Work history and credentials must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process.

Job Post Contact

North Carolina Community College System
Human Resources | Caswell Building
5001 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Phone: (919) 807-7177 | Fax: (919) 807-7222