5581 General Buyer, Drago College Store - WP


TITLE General Buyer, Drago College Store - WP





MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean of Student Services


The General Buyer, Drago College Store, West Plains purchases and maintains inventory control various goods for sale and determines the right amount of goods needed by checking turnover, present inventory, and open to buy amount. The General Buyer, Drago College Store, West Plains assists with general store security and daily operations. The General Buyer, Drago College Store, West Plains assists with processing departmental, vocational rehabilitation, veterans, athletics, residence assistants, Financial Aid, and Financial Services charges. The General Buyer, Drago College Store, West Plains helps to plan and implement various store promotions. The General Buyer, Drago College Store, West Plains provides quality customer service, processes returns on goods, and resolves shortages and incorrect billing.


Education/Experience: At least forty-five hours of college credit and two years of buying and inventory control experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.

Skills: Familiarity with computer applications such as word processing and spreadsheet applications are required. A commitment to working with diverse student and community populations is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: This position occasionally moves boxes of books and supplies weighing up to fifty pounds.


1. Ensures an appropriate supply of merchandise by purchasing and maintaining inventory control goods for sale.

2. Contributes to the overall efficiency of the Drago College Store’s daily operations through supervision of daily receipts, general store security, processing invoices, and processing departmental, vocational rehabilitation, veterans, athletics, residence assistants, Financial Aid, and Financial Services charges.

3. Assists in maintaining a profitable bookstore operation by pricing merchandise and markups.

4. Assures that shelves are stocked with in demand items in proper quantities by reviewing catalogs, evaluating new products, talking with vendors, checking enrollment figures as needed, and working with faculty and campus staff to determine needs for their classes or departments.

5. Supports the overall operation of the bookstore by participating in the annual storewide inventory, the end of semester textbook inventory, assisting with buyback periods, and shipping books to students.

6. Assists customers on a daily basis in providing customer service and sales floor and front line counter service support.

7. Maintains competency in current skills and develops new skills as the job requires by attending training and/or courses as required by the Bookstore Manager.

8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

9. Contributes to the success of the Drago College Store by performing other duties as required.


The Supply Buyer, Drago College Store, West Plains is supervised by the Bookstore Manager and supervises student workers.




Factor 1: Educational/Experience Requirements of the Job

Level 6 - 900 Points: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Level 6 as indicated by the Equivalencies Chart, when permitted by the Minimum Acceptable Qualifications.

Factor 2: Complexity and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 220 Points: Considerable skill in oral and written communication, the ability to make basic mathematical calculations, the ability to understand and follow instructions, knowledge of moderately complex or other work procedures, and the ability to work independently and coordinate a variety of activities and events are required.

Factor 3: Responsibility for the Work of Others

Level 4 - 110 Points: Some supervision and training of small numbers of student or part-time workers is required where the nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level may also involve directing the work assignments of one or more permanent, full-time employees. Supervisory tasks may include providing input into hiring and employee evaluation processes, but the final decisions are made by other supervisors. The incumbent typically does not perform a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically involve relatively little time during the work day.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 3 - 220 Points: The work involves carrying out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the incumbent must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines, and make minor adjustments to methods. The incumbent uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as University policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The incumbent makes decisions regarding most deviations from the guidelines but major deviations from guidelines are referred to the supervisor. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on assignment, incumbents use diverse but conventional methods, techniques, or approaches. Jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 3 - 105 Points: The purpose of contacts is to advise or counsel students or the general public, or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals and where relationships are generally cooperative. Contacts are moderately structured and routine.

Factor 6: Work Impact

Level 3 - 300 Points: Work activities normally address conventional problems or situations with established methods to supply other employees with information, services, or products they use to perform their work. Work products or services facilitate the work of other employees and directly affects the ability of other employees to timely complete specific tasks or processes. Work activities may affect the quality of services provided to moderate numbers of employees, students, or the public, but the services, information, or products provided have relatively minor effects on the welfare of the affected groups.

Factor 7: Physical Effort and Work Environment

Level 2 - 50 Points: The work may include limited but regular exposure to uncomfortable physical conditions and/or variable weather. The work may require periodic handling, carrying, or lifting of moderately heavy objects. Alternatively, the work may require standing and/or walking for long periods of time and/or the use of hands or arms in the same position for long periods of time.