The OFCO's mission is to provide high-value financial and procurement stewardship, services and strategic solutions that contribute to our scientific mission. Working under the direction of the Service Center Lead, this position will be responsible for the purchasing of high volume, low risk PCard orders and Subcontracts, including chemicals, raw materials, tools, and off-site equipment maintenance and support services.
What You Will Do:
Purchase high volume, low risk goods and services with a value within the delegated procurement authority limit for this position using the appropriate purchasing methodology while maintaining compliance with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL) policies and procedures.
Follow the LBNL's Standard Practices and Procedures, place pCard and purchase orders based on understanding the customers' requirements and suppliers' capacity and resolve purchase order issues of limited scope and minimal complexity.
Provide notice to other functional areas with contractual-related responsibilities such as Property Management or Environmental Health and Safety.
Assure timely and accurate reconciliation and close-out of pCard and purchase orders.
Respond to customer inquiries in a timely manner and keep customers informed of PCard and Subcontract status.
Ensure all subcontract information is entered into Financial Management System (FMS) timely and accurately.
Proactively provide status on all open requisitions and orders to customers in accordance with established operating standards.
Track incoming customer inquiries in Help Desk ticketing database.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and 1 to 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience in procurement related activities.
General knowledge of procurement activities and systems.
Ability to apply concepts and principles to research and resolve procurement related issues of limited scope and complexity.
Ability to professionally and effectively interact and build relationships with internal and external customers, including dealing with difficult customer service issues
Experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet browsers
Experience with PeopleSoft or an electronic purchasing system
Ability to work in excess of a normal workweek to meet assignments/deliverables.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time 1 year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
Work will be primarily performed at Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) -- Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.