Procurement Technician

Procurement Technician

  • 528564
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 78
  • UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) is seeking a motivated individual to join our business team in helping to serve our faculty, staff, and students in the role of Procurement Technician.

This position plays an essential role in the procurement of goods and services for the college through credit card, purchase orders, processing invoices for payment, executing sub-awards, sub-contracts, and professional/non-professional service contracts. A strong understanding of fiscal and purchasing policies, rules, and regulations will serve you well. You will be relied upon daily to verify, monitor, and reconcile transactions. Working collaboratively to research and resolve issues promptly.

CFOS is one of the most geographically diverse units at UAF. The College is headquartered in Fairbanks with additional locations in Anchorage and our coastal facilities include the Seward Marine Center, the NOAA-UAF Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, and the Juneau Lena Point Fisheries Facility. You will provide administrative support for exciting research in Alaska waters and throughout the world. CFOS provides professional development and career growth through UA coursework, conferences, and workshops.

To thrive in this role, you must possess knowledge of general accounting procedures (GAAP) and have accurate record-keeping skills. You will have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a wide range of individuals and agencies. Providing excellent customer service while adhering to best business practices. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects are required. As well as proficiency in utilizing automated accounting systems and electronic spreadsheets.

Minimum Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent and two years of office/administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Coursework in accounting, working knowledge of integrated financial information systems, and high-level customer service experience are a plus. Current UA Procurement Technician (PT) delegation preferred or the ability to obtain UA PT authority through on-the-job training.

A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks. It is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both 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, 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.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and the names of three (3) professional references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is 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.


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 Laura Frisone, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences HR Coordinator, at uaf-cfos-hr@alaska.edu or (907) 474-7383.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

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UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.