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CUNY Finance Purchasing Agent Assistant - Provisional in New York, New York

Job Title: Finance Purchasing Agent Assistant - Provisional

Job ID: 20645

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Under direct supervision, assists purchasing agents in the purchasing of various commodities, works in accordance with standard procedure and legal requirements; performs related work. In the New York City Board of Education and the New York City Department of General Services: in addition to the duties listed above, may under direct supervision of purchasing agents, purchase materials, supplies and/or equipment in accordance with standard procedures and legal requirements, prepare necessary purchasing documents, performs the tabulation and analysis of bids, the examination of samples, and the investigation of bidders.

  • Keeps a record of requisition received.

  • Examines requisitions and checks the description of items for accuracy, completeness and consistency.

  • Assists in editing and revising specifications and conditions of purchase.

  • Maintains files for contracts, requisitions and mailing lists of prospective bidders.

  • Assists in preparing purchase proposals and suggests possible sources of supply.

  • Assists in the tabulation and analysis of bids, the examination of samples and the investigation of bidders.

  • Follows up on delayed deliveries.

  • Examines trade journals, directories, catalogues, and technical manuals and becomes familiar with market conditions, price trends and trade practices.

  • Keep records.

  • May interview salesmen and business representatives.


Purchasing Agent Assistant




Borough of Manhattan Community College is accepting application for a Finance Purchasing Agent Assistant. In addition to the General Duties above, the Finance Purchasing Agent Assistant should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office ( Excel and Word), and will also be responsible for the following:

  • Research and utilize all NYS, OGS, GSA and NYC Contracts to determine proper procurement method.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. High school graduation or its equivalent and two years of full-time, paid experience in purchasing a large volume and/or variety of materials, supplies, or equipment, or two years of full-time, paid experience in a field closely related to large-scale purchasing such as inspection or specification writing covering a large volume and/or variety of materials, supplies or equipment; OR

  2. A baccalaureate degree, from an accredited college, in marketing, materials testing, mathematics, merchandising, purchasing, retailing, economics, or finance; OR

  3. A combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2". Education, at an accredited college, in the fields mentioned in "2" above may be substituted for experience.




** 13% salary suppression on the first 24 months of new hire.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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