Procurement Specialist- International Arctic Research Center

Procurement Specialist- International Arctic Research Center

  • 527814
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Remote within Alaska
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAF Intl Arctic Research Center

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) seeks a dynamic Procurement Professional (obtaining goods and services) to provide procurement support to IARC’s daily operations. This position is very important to the infrastructure of the IARC business office team and will join a growing team 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 friendly customer service. Come and take part in the growth of an exciting and dynamic team!

This position is very important to the infrastructure of the IARC business office team and will join a growing team 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 friendly customer service.

To thrive in this role we require 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. Three (3) years of 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Management/Administration or an equivalent combination of training and experience is necessary.

Preferred knowledge and training in Banner Finance, Purchasing, Travel & ProCard and Vista Plus. 

Position Details:

This procurement specialist position is located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks. It is an on-site, full time, non-exempt, and continuing office position with some flexibility. Remote work agreements may be considered depending upon qualifications. The position is a Grade 78 and provides a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members within the scope and guidelines of the policy, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA Staff Salary Schedule, Grade 78, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions: 

Please submit your application with a cover letter and three (3) references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers. The applications for this position will be reviewed immediately until a successful candidate is identified. The search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified. 

*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.

Diversity 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 https://uaf-iarc.org/about-iarc/ . 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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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, International Arctic Research Center, HR Coordinator, at dketzler@alaska.edu or 907-474-1960.

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