As the Senior Buyer, incumbent shall perform complex technical and analytical duties involved with the research, analysis and acquisition of specialized equipment, materials, services, and supplies, including Capital Improvement Projects. Promotes the most effective and efficient use of County funds in the acquisition process. Evaluates market conditions and trends. Develops procurement specifications and arrangements, which are communicated to requesting departments. Bachelors or Associates Degree may be substituted or combined with pertinent experience. Two (2) years of public procurement experience required. Governmental procurement experience preferred. Experience and Continuing education credits in the Public Procurement/Purchasing profession. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) preferred, or efforts to obtain within 1 year. Certifications from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) and the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. (NIGP) are accepted. Forty-eight (48) contact hours in procurement seminars is also required on an annual basis. Reports to the Procurement Director.