Purchasing Assistant 2

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – F – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Auxiliary and Business Services
Full/Part Time:


Purchasing Services has an opening for a full-time Purchasing Assistant 2. This position will have typical work duties of: reviewing, preparing, and approving transactions within the established dollar limits and guidelines of their assigned commodity. The purchasing assistant will assist in obtaining documentation and correspondence regarding purchasing requisitions, justifying quotation price, maintaining the Purchasing Software Inbox, obtaining Software request form, obtaining approvals regarding software request form (as needed), routing agreements to Contracts Team for review/processing, and serve as a back-up for monitoring the software queue and routing eBuy requisitions over their established dollar limit. They will correspond with vendors and customers to solve problems, share information, and ensure accurate payments. Additionally, the assistant will use a variety of electronic systems to import and create documents, track vendor information and payments, compose correspondence, create and process purchase orders, aide purchasing agents in requests for proposals, and various financial transactions. Penn State and the Office Purchasing Services are committed to fostering diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Operation of multi-function office equipment, strong attention to detail, MS Word and Excel required.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088