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State of Montana Lead Purchasing Agent in Lewistown, Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has a career opportunity within the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center. * The Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center (MMHNCC) provides nursing and psychiatric care for persons with a mental disorder that renders them unable to be served appropriately in a community setting. It is licensed as a 100-bed nursing facility. *Job Overview: * The Lead Purchasing Agent is responsible for all aspects of procurement for supplies and equipment. Including daily credit card purchases, limited procurement requests, and internal purchase order requests as well as coordinating any returns of orders when needed. Researches and analyzes purchasing requests to identify the most cost-effective method of procurement, appropriate quantity, while adhering to State policy, State law and compliance to term contracts and internal policy. This position is also required to unload daily delivery trucks and stock storerooms to maintain an account of rotated supplies and prepares a monthly food service cost report based on food purchases, usage and number of meals served. This report is the principal tool used by the finance manager and the food service manager to monitor the food budget as well as food cost changes and trends. * Why Join DPHHS Our mission at DPHHS is to serve Montanans in their communities to improve and protect the health, safety, and well-being, and to empower independence. By joining our department, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. TheState of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. In addition, DPHHS is the largest state agency with a wide range of advancement opportunities whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience. Physical and Environmental Demands:Working conditions are in an institution for mental disease. Must be able to interact in a positive manner with staff and residents. Walking, standing, bending, kneeling, pushing, pulling and lift up to 80 pounds. * *How to Apply To be considered for a DPHHS position, submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents, you must check the "relevant document" box to ensure your attachments are uploaded correctly to your application for this position. * Cover Letter * Resume Successful applicants will be subject to background checks relevant to the position and must pass reference checks before an offer will be extended. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact DPHHS Human Resources listed below. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Behaviors): * Required for the first day of work: · Knowledge of business practices · Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook) · Writing and Accounting skills Skills in Public Relations and Communications *Qualifications for this Career Opportunity: Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): · High School Diploma* · 1 year of job-related college or vocational training* · 2 years job related work experience in a customer service environment* Title: *Lead Purchasing Agent Location: Lewistown Requisition ID: 24141942