October 5, 2017

Employment Opportunities

Above positions are full-time which includes benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurances, pension/retirement, sick and vacation leave accrual, bereavement leave, determined paid holidays, and other fringe benefits.



Greene County – Greeneville EMS is now hiring full-time and part-time Paramedics and AEMTs. We offer great pay and benefits package. If you are interested, please send your resume to: Greeneville/ Greene County EMS 815 West Summer St. Greeneville, TN 37745 or call 423-798-1720 for more information.

Purchasing Agent

Greene County Government is now accepting resumes for a Purchasing Agent.

This is very responsible accounting and purchasing work involving responsibility for all purchasing activities for Greene County Government as indicated in TCA 5-14-101 and Greene County Commission. Activities associated with the position include preparing bid documents and requests for proposals for purchases in excess of $10,000, preparing and monitoring requisitions, obtaining pricing from vendors, and preparing various forms and reports. The incumbent also assists in resolving disputes between department heads, vendors, and suppliers and supervises the activities of the Assistant Purchasing Agent. Job related duties require a strong accounting background, thorough experience dealing with state and federal funds, strong organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills, and dedicated attention to detail. Job performance is evaluated by the County Mayor through review of the accuracy of all financial transactions and purchases, knowledge of existing statutes, policies and procedures pertaining to purchasing activities, ability to consistently meet deadlines, cost containment efficiencies, and organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills. Work is also subject to audit by the State of Tennessee.

Illustrative Examples of Work

-Prepares requisitions for the General Fund, Road & Bridge Fund, Solid Waste Fund, etc. for approval and issues purchase orders when necessary.

-Obtains quotes by FAX, telephone, catalogs or the internet for purchases of less than $10,000.00.

-Provides appropriate purchasing documents and contracts to the County Attorney for review.

-Coordinates and gives final approval for the disposal of surplus county owned property.

-Identifies sources of supply, maintains bidder lists, and updates vendor information.

-Interacts with elected county officials and department heads to determine purchasing needs.

-Obtains pricing information from vendors after determining if the item meets specifications and places, receives, and distributes orders.

-Assists with coordination of grant funded programs to insure proper documentation of expenditures, timely completion and submission of reports, etc.

-Prepares bid documents for release including the preparation of legal notices and vendor listings and prepares addendums as necessary.

-Receives bids, prepares a bid summary sheet, and maintains bids until the bid opening.

-Prepares various reports of expenses for County Commission.

-Issues forms including W-9’s, tax exemption certificates, and fills out credit applications.

-Assists with issuing property tags for equipment and assists with maintaining an adequate listing of fixed assets.

-Orders all supplies for all county government offices.

-Determines priorities for daily activities to meet established deadlines and complete all job tasks and assignments.

-Oversees and assists with the activities of the Assistant Purchasing Agent.

-Assists with finance department operations by answering the phones, opening and sorting mail, and assisting other office personnel when necessary.

-Performs related duties as required.

Necessary Requirements of Work

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a B.A. Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, or closely related field preferred.

Experience in governmental accounting and/or purchasing REQUIRED

Interested applicants should submit a resume to eelmore@greenecountytn.gov