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Position Vacancy Announcement, Kansas Geological Survey

Position: Procurement Specialist (.50 FTE)

Official University Title: Accounting Specialist

Starting Date: June 17, 2019; minor flexibility.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2019.

Salary, employment status, and fringe benefits: Starting salary $17,000 - $19,000 annual at .50 FTE ($16.35 - $18.27 per hour), depending on qualifications and experience. Half-time, regular appointment to an Unclassified Professional Staff (UPS) position at the University of Kansas (KU), subject to annual review. Benefits include University staff privileges; vacation leave, sick leave, and holidays; group medical, life insurance, and retirement program options.

Position Overview

The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), a research and service division of the University of Kansas, is charged, by statute with studying and providing information about the state's geologic resources. This position will provide procurement customer service to the KGS research and support staff using the KU financial and purchasing management systems.


Required Qualifications

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalency and three years of relevant experience, in any combination, of purchasing, accounts payable, and/or office management OR bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience.
  2. At least one year of experience using PC computer system using Windows and Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  3. Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
  4. Previous work experience that required knowledge of business procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability to ensure policies and procedures are adhered to.
  2. Knowledge of State and University policies and procedures.
  3. Knowledge of and/or experience with the use of the University Financial System or similar software systems or packages.
  4. Experience with gathering, evaluating and presenting information for review from a number of sources.
  5. Good English verbal communication skills.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, agencies and vendors.

Application Procedure

Apply online at Complete online application and upload:

  1. Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications.
  2. Resume.
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references.

A complete application will include all items listed above; incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information, contact

Annette Delaney, Human Resources, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas, (785) 864-2152 or

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

Placed online May 23, 2019
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