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Procurement Clerks
(SOC Code : 43-3061)
in Santa Clara County

Compile information and records to draw up purchase orders for procurement of materials and services.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Santa Clara County is part of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA, which includes San Benito and Santa Clara counties.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA20211st Qtr$24.11$18.26$22.87$29.02
Data for Santa Clara County are not available. Data for San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA has been substituted.

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA2018 - 2028390380-10-2.6390
Data for Santa Clara County are not available. Data for San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA has been substituted.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Santa Clara County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 708.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2055.9%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7844.8%
Grocery Stores 5453.8%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 1192.9%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 4662.0%
Colleges and Universities 881.8%
Nursing Care Facilities 941.6%
Electrical Equipment and Appliances 461.4%
Machine Shops and Threaded Products 3661.3%
Employment Services 2471.3%
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers141.3%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4981.2%
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers 2471.1%
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle 701.0%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6101.0%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 681.0%

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Program Title
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
Determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when necessary.
Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
Perform buying duties when necessary.
Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
Review requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.
Calculate costs of orders, and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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