Purchasing Assistant 1

Penn State University

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


The Accounts Payable Technician will investigate and resolve invoice issues and answers questions regarding payments. Scan and index invoices, contracts, agreements, as well as other documents. Communicate with departments and suppliers on status of payments. Process invoice payments as necessary which include the following: review, audit, verify extensions as well as freight and remove any sales tax. Verify all invoice information against purchase order. Complete payable action request form (PARF) as needed for any discrepancies. The AP Tech is responsible to serve as the initial point of contact for Purchasing Services by covering the front desk, greeting visitors, answering and directing calls, and providing information and referral services. Sort, open, and distribute incoming mail; prepare out-going mail as well as sorting and sending out inter-office mail to departments and campuses. This position also assists in securing the building for the evening on a weekly rotation. Knowledge of a business or financial information mainframe, eBuy and University Purchasing financial systems desired. 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 one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Operation of multifunction office equipment, data entry skills, and Office 365 experience preferred. Experience with 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