Purchasing Support Specialist

Deadline: 1/21/2022 12:00:00 AM
Position Reference Number: PU010
Salary Range: Grade 5 / $43,352 - $65,028
Division-Section-Unit: Finance / Purchasing
Shift: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Providence
Assignment(s) Comments:
Position Covered By Collective Bargaining Union Agreement: No
Name of Bargaining Unit Union:


The position is responsible for providing technical and administrative support to the Purchasing Section. Under the direction of the Purchasing Coordinator, the position will assist with the administration of the Purchase Card program and maintain NBC’s insurance portfolio including risk management.  The position also supports staff with the procurement of NBC vehicles and assisting with daily administration of NBC purchases.  Assist with NBC’s risk management program.  Annually review the adequacy of NBC insurance coverage and works with NBC’s broker to ensure the timely renewal of policies.  Assists with insurance claims and correspondence.  Assists with review of contracts to ensure adequate insurance.  Update insured asset schedules and coordinate updates with the Purchasing Coordinator.  Ensure prompt payment of insurance policies as directed by the Purchasing Coordinator.  Assist with the daily administration of NBC purchasing processes.  Assist the Purchasing Coordinator in the administration of the Purchase Card program. Provide technical support to the Purchasing section on developing and administering training for the Purchase Card program and purchasing system. Performs other duties as assigned


administration experience or a related field. A combination of education and experience that is substantially equivalent shall be considered. Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others. Strong organizational skills. Experience working with computerized business systems and personal computer applications including the MS Office Suite is required. Ability to work independently and exercise sound decision making. The NBC requires vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, as well as continuing employment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Provisions:

Reasonable Accommodations:
If an applicant is unable to perform any essential job functions because of his/her disability, but can achieve the required results by means of a REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, then the individual shall not be considered unqualified for the position.

Medical Information:
Successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination and drug screen will be required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. Apply within the application period as shown. The NBC does not assume responsibility for applications sent through the mail. NOTE: The Narragansett Bay Commission union contracts allow a 3 day grace period for its members only.


    The Narragansett Bay Commission
    Human Resources Office
    One Service Road
    Providence, RI 02905
    Fax (401) 461-2242

E-mail hr@narrabay.com. E-mailed resumes must be received in MS Word Format.