Chaffey College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details


Chaffey College

Salary: $4,558.00 Monthly

Job Type: Classified Contract

Job Number: 21-22/00097

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Department: Purchasing Services

Closing: 5/25/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Description

Under general supervision, perform varied purchasing related duties including processing requisitions, placing orders, preparing commodity bids, and resolving basic problems. Employees in this classification may work directly with all employees of the campus, vendors, and occasionally with the general public.


  • Negotiate purchases and prices with vendors according to established guidelines; obtain informal written and verbal quotes; maintain professional working relationships with vendors.
  • Utilizing customer service skills, work directly with end-users to develop and prepare specifications and bid documents, ensure proper delivery of goods/services, coordinate return of goods, and expedite purchase orders. Advise departments of purchasing options.
  • Maintain source of supply for commodities and services. Monitor vendors for compliance with PO or bid terms and document delivery response time, quality of goods and services, and performance.
  • Ensure proper account coding and approvals obtained for orders. Apply fixed asset rules and regulations to purchases.
  • Conduct, open, evaluate, and recommend award of bids and quotes.
  • Process change orders, notices, and other documents as needed.
  • Use computers to research information and place orders using the Internet and other electronic means.
  • Prepare routine public works bids and contracts.
  • Negotiate, evaluate, and prepare contracts for services.
  • Assist with problem-solving of issues related to procurement and payment of goods and services.
  • Understand, apply, and stay current on applicable legal codes and regulations.
  • Stay current with latest purchasing and contracting techniques by self-study, attendance at in-service training, workshops or seminars, and taking classes as appropriate or assigned by supervisor.
  • Participate in meetings; develop and support innovative ideas.
  • Act in a professional manner representing the District to the community, vendors, and contractors.


  • Knowledge of basic methods of purchasing, accounting, office procedures, and arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply current laws, regulations, and practices applicable to procurement at California community colleges.
  • Ability to type and operate standard office equipment, including computer skills necessary to operate advanced integrated purchasing software, word processing/spreadsheet solutions, and report programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both written and verbal, and use the telephone effectively.
  • Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of this would be responsible experience in a purchasing office with business related education at the post-secondary level and/or training through workshops or in-service programs.
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college environment

Additional Information

Working Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm. Hours may vary according to the assignment.

Chaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system. Our new application can be accessed at The application must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that you meet the qualifications as set forth in the announcement, and you must upload the following documents:

Please do not include any additional documents only the documents that are indicated below. If you upload documents that are not required, your application may be disqualified. Please do not submit letters of recommendation or documents that contain your photograph.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of college level transcripts (if you are using your education to meet the qualifications) (photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire.)

    This is a full-time, 12-month, classified bargaining unit position. Starting date: As soon as possible. Range 20 of the CSEA Salary Schedule with a starting salary of Step A, $4,558/month. Excellent benefits package.
    Upon conditional job offer, applicant must provide the District proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and submit to and pass a background check as a prerequisite to being hired. Submitting proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Being able and ready to work onsite at a Chaffey facility or location is an essential function of this job.
    Being able and ready to work in-person with Chaffey students, Chaffey employees, or other members of the Chaffey community/Chaffey partners/Chaffey contractors is an essential function of this job.

    To apply, please visit


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    Chaffey College serves over 18,000 students offering academic and career technical education programs to the local residents at the three campuses and online. The college's superior general education courses provide a basis for students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities or to acquire job skills necessary for the changing marketplace. Chaffey College is also recognized for its outstanding career technical education (CTE) programs. A student whose objective is to gain technical skills, change careers, or improve their existing skills can choose from over 60 CTE programs including accounting, nursing, automotive technology, fashion design and merchandising, fire technology or hotel and food service management.

    Like the Inland Empire the college has a diverse population with a broad range of ages, cultures, and viewpoints represented. Students, faculty, staff, and the community, enjoy cultural opportunities on campus at athletic events, live theatrical and musical performances, and art exhibitions at the college's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art.

    Chaffey College has a rich history as one of the earliest colleges founded in California. George and William's vision for a college to serve the Ontario area has grown into a thriving nationally recognized center for learning. 130 years later the college and all that it stands for continuing to make a significant impact on the community, economy, and each individual who has stepped onto the college grounds.

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