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New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexicos Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the states NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

NMSU Job Duties and Responsibilities Classification Summary

Under general direction, responsible for the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, and services for campus departments. Reviews and processes requisitions. Determines vendor sources and product availability. Maintains contact with vendors and ensures compliance with contracts.

Classification Standard Duties

Interacts with vendors and departments regarding procurement procedures and status of orders. Maintains records in accordance with established policies and procedures and audit guidelines. May validate, reconcile, and process receiving reports, vendor invoices, and other payment documents. May expedite shipping and deliveries, maintain inventories, and monitor usage inconsistencies, price changes, and vendor back orders. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. May prepare simple bids and proposals, supporting spreadsheets, comparisons, recommendations, and justifications; assists in bid openings; obtains telephone quotes when indicated. Maintains and updates product catalogs, vendor files, and price lists for assigned commodity groups. Reviews, approves, and processes purchasing requests such as purchase requisitions and small purchase orders for goods or services to ensure compliance with the institutions purchasing procedures, the state procurement code, and user requirements.


Knowledge of cost analysis techniques. Knowledge of contract law.

Associated topics: credit, file, financial record, loan, loan closer, loan collections, loan interviewer, mortgage processor, verify, verification

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