Company: George Mason University
Posted on: January 27, 2023
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Role (State) Job Title
Procurement Officer I
Commensurate with education and experience.
The George Mason University Department of Biology invites
applications for a Purchasing Coordinator. George Mason University
has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly
encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and
culturally inclusive environment.
Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity,
diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community,
including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason
Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture
that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We
believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is
what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic
community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics,
teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a
diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science
mission and vision.
About the Department:
The Department of Biology offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology,
and a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science. Our faculty are involved
in graduate programs such as the M.S. in Biology, the M.S. in
Environmental Science and Policy, the Ph.D. in Environmental
Science and Policy, and the Ph.D. in Biosciences. We offer a broad
curriculum with concentrations available in: A) Biopsychology; B)
Biotechnology and Molecular Biology; C) Environmental and
Conservation Biology; D) Microbiology; and E) Bioinformatics. The
bachelor's degree programs in Biology provide a sound liberal arts
education with substantial experience in quantitative and
analytical thought, along with preparation for a related
The main objective of this position is to serve as the Purchaser
for the Department of Biology. The incumbent will work with
faculty, staff, course coordinators and with Purchasing to order
supplies, equipment, and manage inventory. The main
responsibilities of this position include ensuring compliance with
University, state, and federal laws and regulations, working
collaboratively with Biology faculty/staff, graduate and
undergraduate students and working with the Grants and Finance
Analyst to insure funding for purchasing.
- Bachelor's degree in a business-related field and some relevant
work experience desired or an equivalent combination of education
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
- Ability to learn new computer software as well as basic skills
in spreadsheets, word processing, etc.;
- Knowledge of purchasing procedures;
- Knowledge of policies regarding procurement;
- Ability to work well within the department and extramurally
with other departments within the university, and with vendors,
contractors and others outside the university; and
- Ability to work accurately with minimum supervision.
- Intermediate Excel experience; and
- Familiarity with George Mason University procurement
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply at
https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application;
and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional
references with contact information.
For Full Consideration, Apply by:
January 11, 2023
Job Close Date
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institution with national distinction in both academics and
research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and
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global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in
Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135
countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in
Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning
locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a
campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is
meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its
community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or
veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
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