Walton County Sheriff's Office - EMS Purchasing Agent

Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleEMS Purchasing Agent
Salary$32,162 to $45,976 annually, based on experience
Deadline Apr 30, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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Job Announcement

Job Title:                   EMS Purchasing Agent
Pay Range:               $32,162 to $45,976 annually, based on experience
Closing Date:            Open Until Filled

General Statement of Job

The EMS Purchasing Clerk is responsible for ordering, maintaining and issuing medical supplies for Walton County Fire Rescue.  Assists the Logistics Division and Purchasing Department as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be able to operate computer, printer, fax machine, copier, and telephone. 
  • Must be able to multi-task. 
  • Must have the ability and fortitude to learn medical terminology.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.


Essential Job Functions:

  • This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
  • Reviews purchase requisition forms to ensure they are properly completed and for an appropriate and justifiable need.
  • Prepares/verifies, and/or submits purchase requisitions for supplies/equipment, ensuring all required information is accurate, complete, and submitted to the appropriate authority in a timely manner.
  • Will promptly issue appropriate equipment and/or supplies as per authorized request, maintaining and updating the inventory log.
  • Must maintain a sufficient inventory of required medical supplies, items, and equipment in all supply rooms to ensure availability as needed.
  • Establishes and accurately updates vendor files to reflect any activity or changes.
  • Conducts adequate research in order to determine the optimum supplier in terms of price, quality, and delivery.
  • Dispose of expired medications, according to agency policy, after catalog is taken and recorded.
  • Assists the EMS/Fire Rescue Logistics section.
  • Forecast and rotate medical supplies.


Standards to Perform Job Functions:

Physical Requirements:  Tasks involve periodic walking and standing.  Must be able to sit, stand, and bend body forward at waist.  Must be able to hear and understand communications through a telephone.  Must have clear vision to view computer monitor.  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear; (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words); Must be able to lift up to fifty pounds; carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.


Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics of records, fleet services, vehicles and equipment, specifications, and contracts. 


Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking to convey or exchange information to people; includes issuing and receiving assignments, instructions, and directions.  Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.


Language Ability:  Requires ability to read a variety of records, reports, policy and procedure manuals, codes, professional journals, etc., in moderately complex technical terminology.  Requires the ability to read and interpret warranties, contracts, and specifications.  Requires the ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats, and adhering to all rules of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.  Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English.


Intelligence:  Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagrammatic form; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.  Requires the application of principles of influence systems and synthesis functions.


Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to issue, and follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages used within the parameters of the job.


Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, use decimals and calculate percentages, to determine weight; compute discount and loss, ratio and proportion.


Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using modern office equipment.


Color Discrimination:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with frequent deadlines.  Requires the ability to exercise consistent tact and courtesy in frequent contact with various professionals, Sheriff's Office staff, and the general public.  Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.


Physical Communications:  Requires the ability to talk and hear:  Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.


Hiring Process:

Failure to complete required paperwork correctly will cause a delay in the application process and applications to potentially be placed in an "on-hold" status. Applicants will be required to successfully complete:

  • Background investigation which includes, but is not limited to: criminal history, driving history, credit check, previous employment verification. The background waiver MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED.
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Interview
  • Pre-employment Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)


For assistant, please call the Walton County Sheriff's Office Human Resources Office at 850-892-8111, or email hr@waltonso.org.


The Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.  Applicants claiming preference must submit a Form DD-214.

Please direct questions regarding this position to hr@waltonso.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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