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Procurement Clerks - 43-3061.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Buyer
  • Procurement Assistant
  • Procurement Officer
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Procurement Technician
  • Purchasing Assistant
  • Purchasing Associate
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Purchasing Specialist
  • Warehouse Clerk

SOC Occupation Groups

43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations
43-3000 Financial Clerks
43-3060 Procurement Clerks
43-3061.00 Procurement Clerks

Related Occupations


  • Approve and pay bills.
  • Calculate costs of orders, and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts.
  • Check shipments when they arrive to ensure that orders have been filled correctly and that goods meet specifications.
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
  • Compare suppliers' bills with bids and purchase orders to verify accuracy.
  • Contact suppliers to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
  • Determine if inventory quantities are sufficient for needs, ordering more materials when necessary.
  • Locate suppliers, using sources such as catalogs and the internet, and interview them to gather information about products to be ordered.
  • Maintain knowledge of all organizational and governmental rules affecting purchases, and provide information about these rules to organization staff members and to vendors.
  • Monitor contractor performance, recommending contract modifications when necessary.
  • Monitor in-house inventory movement and complete inventory transfer forms for bookkeeping purposes.
  • Perform buying duties when necessary.
  • Prepare invitation-of-bid forms, and mail forms to supplier firms or distribute forms for public posting.
  • Prepare purchase orders and send copies to suppliers and to departments originating requests.
  • Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
  • Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations.
  • Review requisition orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
  • Track the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders.
  • Train and supervise subordinates and other staff.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze financial information.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Check data for recording errors.
  • Coordinate shipping activities with external parties.
  • Discuss account status or activity with customers or patrons.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.
  • Maintain current knowledge related to work activities.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Monitor inventories of products or materials.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Send information, materials or documentation.
  • Supervise clerical or administrative personnel.
  • Track goods or materials.
  • Train personnel.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Contingency Contract Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Loadmaster Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Ammunition Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Data Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Operations Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Supply Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Cargo Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Contracting (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Distribution Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • In-Flight Refueling Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Individual Material Readiness List (IMRL) Asset Manager (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Intermediate Contingency Contract Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Inventory Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Plans Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Specialist (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Materiel Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Medical Materiel Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operational Contract Support Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Operations Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Supply Chain and Materiel Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Transportation Management Coordinator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Film-Replacement Orderer
  • Procurement Clerk