Procurement Specialist- International Arctic Research Center

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  • Job Number:525502
  • Classification:Fiscal Professional 1
  • Grade:Grade 78
  • Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Intl Arctic Research Center
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Business/Administrative/Personnel, Research/Science

Position Summary:

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) seeks an organized, flexible, and detail-oriented Procurement Professional to join our expanding team. In this position, you will be working closely with our faculty and staff and provide procurement support and guidance to ensure they follow the procurement process and guidelines. This position is very important to the infrastructure of the IARC business office team and assist us in developing efficient business processes to best support IARC’s researchers and scientists in meeting our mission. This position reports directly to the Executive Officer and will work closely with the Lead Procurement Specialist and Business Office team to become a trusted source for high quality and customer friendly service. Come and take part in IARC's growth where we encourage career growth and professional development.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Requires proficiency with procurement operations, fiscal reconciliations, automated accounting system(s). Must possess good oral/written communication skills (spelling, grammar, composition) and possess the ability to provide clear direction and follow through with faculty, staff, and team members..

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position:
BA or BS in accounting preferred, or an equivalent combination of training and experience; Preferred Training--Banner Finance, Purchasing, Travel & ProCard; Vista Plus. Demonstrated experience or knowledge of grants, contracts and cooperative agreements.

Preferred Experience & Education:
3 years professional procurement experience, fiscal experience, and/or documented experience proficiently performing progressive procurement and financial duties; Technical duties cover multiple areas within the functions of Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Procurement Cards, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and reconciling expenditures.
Required Experience & Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Management, or relatable field preferred. Will accept 3 years experience in the procurement field or accounting if applicable.

Demonstrated working knowledge of financial accounting systems.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 78, based on candidate qualifications, education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified by the hiring committee for this important position. 

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

IARC's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement:

At IARC, we value a culture of inclusion that leverages the research, educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engages all individuals to help each thrive. Our strength and success as a research institute and university are built on the foundation of a wide range of perspectives and experiences. IARC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, follow this link to IARC's DEI statement . If you are interested in helping IARC build a deeper understanding of the Arctic and respond to society's needs through actionable science, we encourage you to apply.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Delia Lopez-Ketzler, IARC HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-1960.

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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