DATE POSTED: 01/27/2023 Updated (8/7/2023)
JOB TITLE: PURCHASING TECHNICIAN I or II
RECRUITMENT NO: KCH 23-115
JOB LOCATION: KONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL – Purchasing and Stores
SALARY RANGE: PURCHASING TECHNICIAN I: $3,318/month (SR11, BU03), PURCHASING TECHNICIAN II: $3,589/month (SR13, BU03)
JOB DUTIES: This position is responsible for buying various categories of supplies, materials, equipment and services; plans and coordinates the activities of an extensive storekeeping system which include receiving, storing and distributing supplies to the multiple service units throughout the hospital; and is responsible for the actual purchase, lease or rent of supplies, materials, equipment, services, etc., for the hospital and West Hawaii Region, including Kohala Hospital and the Surgery Center, through such means as purchase orders, petty cash, or charge accounts. This position may be required to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.
MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK SHIFTS AS NECESSARY BASED ON HOSPITAL OPERATIONS; SERVICES ARE PROVIDED 24/7.
THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ARE: Applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated; the required education and experiences may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are based on a 40-hour work week.
- High school diploma with satisfactory completion of coursework in English and arithmetic preferred.
(For PURCHASING TECH I)
- Two (2) years of responsible work experience which demonstrated the ability to request information from others and to explain procedural requirements orally and in writing and which demonstrated knowledge/experience as described in (a) or (b) below:
- Experience requiring the possession and application of a good working knowledge of governmental purchasing methods, law, regulations, policies, procedures and requirements. Examples of qualifying experience include account clerical or pre-audit work, which involved the examination of documents supporting governmental purchase for validity and accuracy and that proper procedures were followed and the preparation or review and approval of vouchers authorizing payments.
- Experience preparing and submitting requisitions for purchasing where the work involved all aspects of the following (1) gathering information regarding the desired product and alternatives by gathering brochures and discussing requirements with requestors and vendors, (2) obtaining information regarding prices and/or obtaining quotations, (3) writing up the requisition for submittal for purchasing, and which (4) demonstrated an understanding of purchasing policies, procedures and requirements.
(For PURCHASING TECH II in addition to the above)
- Specialized Experience: One (1) year of responsible work experience in the purchasing of supplies, materials and equipment and/or services which demonstrated a knowledge of the methods and procedures of purchasing and which provided familiarity with regular business and trade practices in buying and selling such as selling terms and conditions, discounts, delivery scheduling and packing and packaging practices, various commercial sources of supply and comparative prices for a variety of goods and/or services. The experience must further have demonstrated the ability to use purchasing reference materials and to work effectively with requestors in clarifying and identifying the nature of goods and/or services required and with vendors to explain and clarify purchasing requirements and practices and to solve problems.
- Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants must possess supervisory aptitude. Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, previous work experience in a position that demonstrates or performs supervisory functions or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.
- None required.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Knowledge of: Government purchasing statutes, principles, practices, and procedures related to simplified purchasing methods; general knowledge of the legal aspects of purchasing; practical knowledge of common business methods, terms and practices as they relate to purchasing concerns; sources of supplies and information on a variety of supplies, materials and equipment; for some positions, inventory recordkeeping practices and procedures and supply storage and distribution principles, practices and procedures. Knowledge of requirements for written request for quotes and formally advertised sealed bid procedures; good knowledge of the legal aspects of purchasing; for some positions, good knowledge of inventory recordkeeping and/or supply storage and distribution principles, practices and procedures; and/or basic understanding of supervisory principles and practices.
- Ability to: Follow purchasing and, as appropriate, inventory recordkeeping and other supply related procedures; use purchasing reference materials to determine appropriate supply sources and to accurately describe purchasing requirements; speak clearly; maintain effective working relationship with vendors and users; make arithmetic computations including percentage calculations; prepare routine correspondence; operate a typewriter, calculator and adding machine; and maintain files of purchasing records and reference materials. Ability to discern critical factors in commodities and purchases in order to verify and reissue Invitations for Bids or to prepare written requests for quotes for complex or technical commodities etc.; prepare correspondence; some positions need the ability to supervise the work of others.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily. Those applicants who demonstrate that they are capable of performing the essential functions of the position will not be disqualified under this section. All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions. May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases.
Required Forms & Documentation: Evidence of the appropriate training (e.g., official transcript or degree) to be given credit for education and/or experience. A legible photocopy will be accepted; however, Kona Community Hospital reserves the right to request an official copy.
All West Hawaii Health Care Facilities are Nicotine Free
An Equal Opportunity Employer
ALL JOB VACANCIES WILL BE POSTED FOR A MINIMUM OF TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS
For an application packet, click on the links below. For additional information, call (808) 322-4458 or e-mail Recruiting/Employment.
- Application Form (PDF)
- Drug Screen Authorization Form (PDF)
- Licensure information
- Request for Administrative Review (PDF)
Applications are also available at:
|Kona Community Hospital Human Resources Office 79-1019 Haukapila Street Kealakekua, HI 96750
Phn: (808) 322-4458
|Kohala Hospital Human Resources Office P. O. Box 10 Kapaau, HI 96755
Phn: (808) 322-4458
Kona Community Hospital is a 94-bed full-service acute care hospital with 24-hour emergency services, proudly serving the West Hawaii community. For nearly 100 years we have been caring for the people of West Hawaii. Adding more and more services, we have constantly improved our abilities to serve our residents and visitors whenever they are in need. We are your friends and neighbors, here to help through trying times and happy moments, through crisis and celebrations. As your community hospital, you can count on us. We take pride that every patient that comes through our door is treated like “ohana.”
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES MAY CONTACT THE RECRUITMENT OFFICER AT (808) 733-4162, (TTD/TTY), or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org TO DISCUSS SPECIAL NEEDS IN APPLYING.
Application hours are: Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8:00 – 10:00 am and 1:00- 3:00 pm at which time applicants are able to complete an application and have their application reviewed by the facility Human Resources Office. Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with a hiring manager. Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. Applications for announcements with “Continuous Recruitment until Needs are Met” will be accepted as long as there are vacancies. Inactive/filled announcements will be taken off the HHSC website.
QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must have been of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of this position. Provide a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities. If you worked on a part-time basis, indicate the average number of hours worked per week. Please note that experience will be based on a 40-hour workweek.
Note: We will not postpone the recruitment process because of your failure to provide accurate and complete information concerning your qualifications.
MERIT OR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM: Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements, including education, experience, other public employment requirements for State Civil Service employment, and HHSC Standards of Fitness. Only those applicants that are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager will be contacted. Applications will be kept active for six (6) months.
CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and at the time of appointment intend to reside in the State of Hawaii during the course of employment with the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 and/or other substantiating documents specifying the periods of your service.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to physically and mentally perform efficiently the duties of the position. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.
MEDICAL/PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be contingent on successfully passing a pre-employment physical examination, which includes drug screen and other regulatory medical requirements such as, but not limited to, two-step tuberculosis (TB) screen. The cost for physical examinations, except the cost for drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be conditioned on the results of a complete physical examination, which includes a drug screening. For certain job categories, applicants may be referred to an HHSC-designated physician, rather than the applicant’s personal physician of choice. The cost for all physical examinations, except the cost for the drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation shall bear the cost of the drug screening.
CRIMINAL/BACKGROUND, CREDENTIALING CHECKS: Applicable checks will be conducted periodically and any associated costs may be borne by the applicant. If a job offer is made or employment is begun prior to completion of all applicable checks, any offer of employment or continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory return of all required checks.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available at the Kona Community Hospital, Human Resources Office, 79-1019 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, HI 96750 or Kohala Hospital, P. O. Box 10, Kapaau, HI 96755. You can call (808) 733-4162, (Voice/TT), e-mail: email@example.com or visit our website at www.hhsc.org. Application hours are: Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8:00 – 10:00 am to 1:00 – 3:00 pm at which time applicants are able to complete an application and have their application reviewed by the facility Human Resources Office. Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with a hiring manager. Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. Applications for announcements with “Continuous Recruitment Until Needs are Met” will be accepted as long as there are vacancies. Inactive/filled announcements will be taken off the HHSC website.
STEPS TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SUBSEQUENT APPEALS: If you do not agree with a decision made by the Employment Office as to your non-qualification or non-selection for a position, you may complete a Request for Administrative Review form (available on the HHSC website) or you may submit a written request within twenty (20) days from the date of your sent notice to the Regional Chief Executive Officer/Designee. Your letter requesting the Administrative Review must include 1. The job title(s) and recruitment number(s), 2. the specific reason(s) you are requesting the review noting if there is a statute or rule violation, and 3. any additional information you want to submit to substantiate your request. If you do not submit your request within the twenty (20) days deadline, no Administrative Review will be conducted. Since the Administrative Review is a prerequisite to subsequent steps, failure to utilize this process will make you ineligible for subsequent appeals. The administrative review, formal complaint and/or appeals hearing will not necessarily postpone the recruitment process and/or rescind a selection.
If you do not agree with the Administrative Review, you may file a Formal Complaint and then, if you are still not satisfied, you can appeal to the HHSC Merit Appeals Board.
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org