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Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Jul 2, 2024



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Job Summary

Purchases vehicle and facility parts and supplies for inventory, capital assets, services and supplies.  Solicits quotes, determines best sources, negotiates terms, and awards purchase orders/contracts according to federal and state regulation and departmental SOPs by evaluating pricing, quality, reliability and responsiveness of suppliers and providers.  Assists in the development and implementation of Utah Transit Authority procurement policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field.   This position requires a credit check.


Two years of experience in purchasing, inventory control and/or materials planning with demonstrated progressive competence, preferably in the public sector.  Preference given for those with experience with federal procurement policies and procedures.


  • Principles and methods of negotiation.
  • Applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing purchasing activities.


  • Methods of conducting product and vendor research.
  • Analyzing and evaluating purchase requisitions, specifications, price quotes and other purchasing-related documents.
  • Problem solving with the ability to thoroughly think through and evaluate alternatives, innovative problem resolution, pro-active approach, and initiative to resolve problems.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office software proficiency at an intermediate level in all of the following: Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Computerized inventory or purchasing system (JD Edwards preferred).


  • Manage workload effectively including adapting to changes, planning, organizing and prioritizing work with little direction and supervision.
  • Work with accuracy paying close attention to details, using tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with suppliers and vendors.
  • Establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with staff, vendors and others.
  • Must possess ethics and integrity having perceived fairness, tolerance, honesty; consistent in application of policies and procedures

This job requires regular and predicable attendance.

- OR -

An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]


UTA’s benefits package for full-time administrative employees includes:
  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts. Choice between Traditional Co-Pay or High Deductible Health Plans for medical coverage. HSA with company match available to employees enrolled in the HDHP. Benefit plans include coverage for domestic partners (eligibility affidavit required for coverage).
  • Onsite Health and Wellness Clinics for medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children.
  • 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for any higher education degree (bachelor, master, or PHD). Course of study must be approved prior to enrollment.
  • Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employees, their spouses, and their dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.
For more information on UTA’s Total Rewards benefits package, please visit:
Pay Range: $62,500.00 or more depending on experience.
If interested, apply before: Open until filled
* Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required.
*Utah Transit Authority is a drug-free workplace, subject to federal drug and alcohol testing regulations under 49 CFR Part 40, 655, and 219. All offers for employment are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug test. If a pre-employment test returns a non-negative result, an application for employment may be rejected. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing for drug and alcohol use. All safety sensitive employees are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use.



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