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Procurement Clerks

Also called: Procurement Specialist, Procurement Technician, Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Clerk

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.

What they do:
Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • IBM Maximo Asset Management
  • Radiant Systems CounterPoint
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$39,930
per year, on average
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