Contracting Officer I

Lexington, KY
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Under general supervision, to perform purchasing related functions and activities related to the procurement of goods and service for University of Kentucky HealthCare and participate in the contracting and value analysis processes. To interact with vendors and departments to ensure all policies are procedures are adhered to and service levels are met or exceeded.

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Contracting Officer I

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Contracting Officer I

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1 yr

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Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require you to sit for extended periods of time; attend meetings in various building; maintain high levels of concentration; communicate effectively through verbal mediums, work extensively on computers; limited lifting of objects.


Monday - Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00pm.


Knowledge of purchasing policies and procedures. Analytics and communication skills (both oral and written).

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree and one year of experience in purchasing and/or materials management and/or inventory. Experience in a medical facility is preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of purchasing and/or materials management paid work experience do you have?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * How many years of paid work experience do you have drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating in a procurement environment?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Please explain how your education and work experience would make you a good candidate for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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