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The Florida Legislature
Office of Legislative Services - Purchasing Office

Job Title

Program Specialist (Purchasing)

General Summary

This is work performing procurement and purchasing responsibilities of commodities and services for the Florida Legislature.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Provides legislative units with information concerning prices, delivery schedules, and recommends sources of supply for commodities and services.
  • Prepares purchase requisitions.
  • Prepares formal, competitive, sealed procurements.
  • Assists in the solicitation of quotes through informal bidding procedures.
  • Maintains vendor contracts/price quotations and issues purchase orders.
  • Maintains active email lists of eligible vendors.
  • Screens requisitions, purchase orders, bid/contracts, and reports for accuracy and conformance with state contract and legislative laws, policies and regulations.
  • Maintains complete records of transactions and communications with vendors and legislative units.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public procurement.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer programs including MS Excel.
  • Ability to apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the purchasing process.
  • Ability to use problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize work activities independently.
  • Ability to maintain purchasing records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to use tact and exercise good judgment when interacting with Legislators and staff, other agencies, and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

Professional or nonprofessional purchasing or procurement experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with State of Florida My Florida Market Place is preferred.


$38,220 minimum salary; commensurate with experience. 
The Legislature has a competitive benefit package.  

Application Deadline

Open until filled.

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:

Office of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
Suite 701, Claude Pepper Building
111 West Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1400

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.