• Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Purchasing and Warehouse
  • Salary: $98,999.04 - $133,415.04 Annually USD

Job Description

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 112,000 employees in more than 36 Departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

Get ready to join one of the nation's largest county employers!
Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive

Filing starts April 29, 2021, 7:00 a.m., (PT).
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure at any time without prior notice.

No withhold or out-of-class experience will be accepted.

Who We Are

The Internal Services Department (ISD) plays a major role in supporting all County of Los Angeles departments and commissions. With an annual budget of over $873M and 2,183 budgeted positions along with over 5,120 contracted workers of varying professions in facilities management, information technology, environmental, administrative, purchasing, and contracting, ISD is the County's trusted partner and provider of choice.

What We Offer
A position that offers excellent wages, job security, premium benefits, such as: medical, dental, retirement plans, tele-work options, flexible work schedule, child care allowances, free wellness programs and so much more.

About The Position
Internal Services Department (ISD) is the Purchasing Agent for the County of Los Angeles, with our Materials Management Section playing a vital role in the day to day activities of this operation. Our Section Manager will independently oversee, identify, plan, direct and evaluate the work of staff engaged in a variety of procurement, warehouse, property management, and surplus disposal efforts. This position needs a highly experienced, analytical, metric-driven individual who is experienced and passionate about leading talent, developing ideas and strategies to help improve our daily efficiency in this Section.
We are looking for an individual who is
  • Knowledgeable with expert-level experience in warehouse, purchasing and procurement management. Who also possess strong quantitative skill and is able to monitor, income, expenditures and annual budgets.
  • A proven leader that can influence and inspire a team in a motivating and positive manner.
  • Analytically strong, KPI knowledgeable and can transform strategies into operational goals, objectives, and produce measurable outcomes
  • Hospitable and recognizes the importance of establishing relationships and delivering customer service.
  • An amazing communicator. Who will communicate well, often and effectively, in both written and verbal form.
  • Compassionate, insightful and exhibits patience when working with others.
Please see our Minimum Requirements below if this opportunity is for you!
Essential Job Functions
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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS(You must POSSESS and CLEARLY EXPRESS detailed years' of experience performing relevant duties, related to the requirement below within your online job application under the "Experience" area and Supplemental Questionnaire, if applicable.)

Two years of purchasing or contracts development experience at the level of Principal Purchasing and Contracts Analyst* or higher. One year of the required experience must have been in a supervisory** or lead*** capacity.


*Experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Principal Purchasing and Contracts Analyst is defined as expert level and independently performs or leads the most complex acquisitions of equipment, supplies or services.

Most complex acquisitions and contracts are differentiated based on the degree to which they involve a combination of variables that add to the difficulty of the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, and award processes and require extensive amounts of judgment in execution. For example of the types of variables considered in differentiating complexity, please see the County of Los Angeles Class Specification located at:

**Supervisory experience is define as provides direct administrative and technical supervision to three or more lower-level non-supervisory staff that includes planning, assigning, and reviewing work of staff, evaluating employee performance, approving leaves of absence, counseling, and recommending discipline.

***Lead experience is defined as act as team or group leader to at least two (2) or more lower-level employees with responsibility for assigning, coordinating, and reviewing the work, ensuring proper work methods are followed, and providing technical assistance and training.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Physical Expectations
This job requires light physical effort which may include occasional considerable walking, light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting.

Examination Information
First, meet our minimum requirements above. After that, our process includes a one part examination.

This exam will consist of a virtual oral interview covering training, experience, lead or supervisory skills, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted at 100%.

You must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the oral interview in order to be added onto the list of eligible candidates.


NOTE: Test invitations will be sent to candidates via email. Candidates are responsible for providing a valid email address in their application that can receive email from and Please add and to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

If you have a disability and need testing accommodation, let us know by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (323) 267-2432.

Additional Information
What Happens Next
Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:30 p.m. (PT), on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the website

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:30 p.m. (PT) deadline to ensure you have sufficient time to verify your email address. You may be required to verify your email address before the application can be submitted by entering a six-digit code sent to your email address. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Qualified candidates who have successfully passed the assessment process will have their results placed on a register. We will then invite the highest scoring group to a selection interview. The register of everyone who passed is valid for twelve (12) months.

Applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the exam process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of job offer.

Have questions about anything? Please contact us using the following information:

Exam Number: W4233D
Department Contact Name: Kari Irby
Department Contact Phone: (323) 881-4689
Telework Number: (323) 457-5304
Department Contact Email:
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 267-2432
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099 [Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077]

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE: The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination process, including after an appointment has been made.

FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from class specifications, job bulletins and/or plagiarism of any type serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so will result in a REJECTION of your application.
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