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Purchasing Agent – Advanced (DOT/D5 #20278)

By May 8, 2023

New Mexico Department of Transportation

$21.13 – $33.81 Hourly

$43,954 – $70,326 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 65

Posting Details
Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of closing date.

Why does the job exist?
The purpose of this position is to facilitate the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, develop contracts, and contract amendments for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Five (5). This position will also provide administrative support to the procurement division which will entail preparing purchase orders and assisting with monitoring the budget.

How does it get done?
Develop contracts and contract amendments. Audit contracts and RFP’s when processing contract amendments ensuring the amendment is legally compliant and process sole source determination forms for engineering services as needed ensuring appropriate justification. Prepare purchase orders, provide administrative duties and be in compliance with NMDOT processes and procedures as well as State Purchasing regulations and follow the Procurement Code.

Who are the customers?
NMDOT/D5 employees and external customers
Ideal Candidate
* Knowledge and experience with the State Procurement Code;
* Knowledge and experience with contracts, amendments and RFP’s;
* Knowledge and experience with SHARE Financial and HCM;
* Excellent customer service experience and communication skills; and
* Experience with developing request for proposals;

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting and Finance and two (2) years of experience in accounting, finance, purchasing, procurement and/or warehouse clerking. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.
Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:



High School Diploma or Equivalent
6 years of experience
High School Diploma or Equivalent
6 years of experience

Associate’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
4 years of experience
Associate’s degree or higher in any field
6 years of experience

Bachelor’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
2 years of experience

Master’s degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
0 years of experience

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive Defensive Driving Course Certification as condition of continued employment.

Working Conditions
State of New Mexico employees may be impacted by the Public Health Order dated December 19, 2022, which requires facilities licensed or certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), including all hospital types, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice facilities and rehabilitation facilities, as well as assisted living facilities and adult day care settings, to adhere to all COVID-related requirements prescribed by CMS, including, but not limited to masking and staff vaccination.

Work is performed in an office setting, with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT), extensive computer and telephone usage. Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Valerie Montoya

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position
This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

To apply for this job email your details to valerie.montoya1@dot.nm.gov

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