Procurement Officer

Job Description

We have a great career opportunity available for a Procurement Officer in our Columbia, South Carolina headquarters.


The Procurement Officer will manage the day to day activities related to procuring goods and services for the South Carolina State Library.  


The candidate must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact courteously and effectively with internal and external customers. They should have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines under limited supervision. They must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with all levels of staff and management.

Job Responsibilities
  • Review purchase requisitions to determine method of procurement, utilization of state contracts, and compliance with procurement code. 
  • Process shopping carts, good receipts, and purchase orders. 
  • Source potential and minority vendors, prepares invitations for bids, conducts bid opening, evaluates bids and awards contracts.  
  • Update agency Dashboard system per SCSL guidelines.  
  • Load and unload packages, receive and ensure the delivery of packages and materials to the appropriate person, includes some local deliveries and pick-ups. 
  • Oversees agency contracts.  
  • Track purchases, compile information and files, and prepare reports.  
  • Reconcile Bank of America monthly p-card statements for account allocation, and assist in reconciling the agency's internal dashboard monthly.
  • Maintain proper inventory control procedures and complete a physical inventory each year in accordance with appropriate Federal or State guidelines of all accountable equipment/furniture according to State Capital Asset regulations.
  • Coordinate the maintenance and sale of vehicles and equipment. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • This position requires a high school diploma and work experience that is directly related to the area of employment. A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for required work experience. 
  • This position will require the operation of a state vehicle; must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Occasional local or overnight travel.
  • Be able to lift 25 to 40 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a related field plus one (1) year of related work experience; or, an Associate degree in a related field plus (2) years of related work experience; or, a high school diploma plus (4) years related work experience.
  • Familiar with the use of SCEIS or similar systems used for processing requisitions, purchasing orders, and /or receipt or purchases. 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Software, including Microsoft Excel.

Hiring Range:  $40,000 - $50,394

Need more reasons to apply?

SCSL is committed to providing our employees with a collaborative and inclusive work environment that provides challenging work, personal and professional growth, and a work/life balance. 

In addition to all the great perks we’ve already shared, we also offer:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, and more
  • 15 days of annual leave per year
  • 15 days of sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Team Building Activities – We believe in growing together

Don’t miss this great opportunity to take your career to the next level!  Apply today.  

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age (over 40), sex, including pregnancy and childbirth (or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.