Purchasing Technician

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Purchasing Technician


  • Under limited supervision or direction, to perform responsible relating duties to the purchase of a variety of materials and supplies
  • Assist in the development, preparation, and issuance of standardized or specialized procurement specifications and related bid publicity, and reports
  • Prepare requests for quotations
  • Maintain records
  • And to do other related work as required, consistent with the job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrator


  • Assist the Director of Purchasing in the preparation and monitoring of formal bids, including placing advertisements, preparing bid documents with minimum guidance, attending bid
  • openings, and typing board resolutions
  • Perform a clerical review of requisitions, checking for completeness of description, designation of account to be charged, and signatures of budget administrators
  • Secure price quotations where necessary and extend totals
  • Confer with vendor representative regarding type, availability, and pricing of products; place phone orders
  • Composes routing letters independently
  • Maintain the bid file
  • Contact vendors and schools/departments regarding discrepancies on orders or shipping
  • Return materials which are damaged, not suited to our needs, or received that are not in accordance with description on purchase order
  • Perform clerical duties, such as preparing board resolutions, bids, and filing
  • Handle correspondence for the Director of Purchasing
  • Assist in the training of subordinates and students
  • Serve as a contact person for other departments and district sites
  • Assist in the preparation of supply listing for annual purchases
  • And assist the Director of Purchasing on the sale of surplus material.


Type at a speed of not less than fifty (50) words per minute from clear copy
Pass a qualifying test.


Two (2) years of related purchasing experience preferred, with one year to have been in a school district, or government procurement area.

Salary Range 29

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.