Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent


Edgecombe Community College
2009 West Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: 252-823-5166


Commensurate with experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Closes: Monday, April 20, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, June 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full-Time Permanent

Minimum Qualifications

Associate Degree in Business or related field with at least 2 years purchasing experience.

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications.

Position Description


Ensure that all State, Federal and North Carolina Department of Community Colleges laws and regulations are followed in purchasing supplies, materials, services and equipment for the college. Prepare bid documents according to Purchase and Contract guidelines. Review purchasing contracts to ensure terms and conditions meet North Carolina regulations.


Process all requests for supplies, materials, equipment and services and complete all necessary forms and documents relating to same. Prepare computer generated quarterly and/or annual reports as required by N.C. Department of Administration. Prepare specifications and complete information as required by Purchase and Contract on all requisitions which exceed the College’s delegation of $10,000. Prepare bid documents, schedule site visits, open bid documents and prepare award letter. Monitor all purchase orders on a monthly basis to ensure timely processing, receipt of goods, payment of invoices, and purchase orders are closed by year end. Assist with surplus sales as needed. Provide backup to equipment coordinator; assist in maintaining and reporting inventory of all equipment and facilities. Organize and maintain purchasing files for five years as required for audit purposes. Train all end users to access and use E-procurement system. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein or as assigned by supervisor.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, each candidate must submit a completed Edgecombe Community College Application for Employment and photocopies of transcripts, licenses, and certificates to:

Human Resources

Edgecombe Community College

2009 West Wilson St. Tarboro, NC 27886


A separate application is required for each job posting.  Applications may be obtained from the receptionist on campus in either Rocky Mount or Tarboro, mailed on request, or printed from our web site at https://www.edgecombe.edu/resources/work-at-ecc/ . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but will be reviewed as they are received.

Job Post Contact

Susan Barkalow, Director of Human Resources Edgecombe Community College 2009 West Wilson St. Tarboro, NC 27886 barkalows@edgecombe.edu