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Procurement Specialist 1 (1089)

locationAnchorage - Alaska (AK),

atState of Alaska

Estimated salary $23.35 an hour

Job Description:

The Department of Corrections, Division of Administration and Support, is recruiting for a full time Procurement Specialist 1 position, located in Anchorage, Alaska

Effective July 1, 2021 the wage for this positionincreased by 1%. The wage listed in this job posting reflects the increase.

What you will be doing:

This position is an entry level procurement position which, under supervision, performs informal and formal procurement activities for professional services, non-professional services, and commodities to support the Department of Corrections. This position determines appropriate procurement methods, conducts solicitations, negotiates contract terms and conditions, evaluates and awards a variety of contracts.

Our organization, mission and culture:
The Division of Administrative Services provides essential administrative support to the operations of the Department in support of its mission to provide secure confinement, reformative programs, and a process of supervised community integration to enhance the safety of our communities.

The benefits of joining our team:
By joining the Procurement Team you will be an integral member of a dynamic team which embraces the values of integrity, accountability, continuous improvement and takes pride in doing our part to support the Department's mission.

The working environment you can expect:
Our office is centrally located in downtown Anchorage in the Atwood Building with ample parking and a short walk to many restaurants and shopping. The work environment is collaborative and customer service oriented. Our Procurement Team works as a tight knit group that values each other's contributions. This position will interface daily with a variety of people, including staff, field offices, other managers, directors, other executives, and vendors.

Who we are looking for:
1. Some knowledge of policies and procedures used in large-scale organizations covering purchasing and property control.
2. Ability to analyze facts and documents accurately, determine which of a number of requirements or procedures apply, and apply them to the facts and circumstances.
3. Ability to read and comprehend statues, regulations, policy and procedure guides and manuals, contracts, etc.
4. Ability to deal tactfully with the public, vendors and managers while maintaining effective working relationships.
5. Ability to write clearly and concisely to develop and to complete documents, memoranda and correspondence relating to procurement.

All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of paraprofessional experience in supply, property control, purchasing, or contract administration. The required experience includes, but is not limited to, work such as Accounting Technician I, Administrative Assistant I, Supply Technician II, or Stock and Parts Services II with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
An associate's degree in business administration, logistics, supply chain management, project management, or a related field.

Special Note:
This position requires a valid State of Alaska driver's license.

Additional Required Information


  • Educational transcripts, if using education to meet the minimum qualifications;
  • The last three performance evaluations (a letter of reference from a professional reference may substitute for an evaluation); and
  • Cover Letter
A cover letter is required for this position and will be used as a writing sample. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the position-specific competencies listed in the job description. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax or email it to the contact provided in the job posting.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities,

who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.

The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:

  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or,
  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above


All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to [email protected]

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Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:
Name: Gary Bailey, Procurment Specialist 5
Phone: 907-269-7344
Email: [email protected]

Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits
  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
    • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
      • General Government
      • Labor, Trades and Crafts
      • Public Safety Employees Association
      • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
Optional Insurance Benefits
  • Group-based insurance premiums for
    • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
    • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
    • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits
  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
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Paid Leave & Other Benefits
  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

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