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Position Title:


Purchaser II

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Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78711

Working Hours:


M-F 8-5

Salary Group:



Classification No.


1931/Purchaser II

Job Posting No.


Monthly Salary:


$3000  - $3400 /Month

Date Job Available:


February 15, 2021

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Applications submitted to TSLAC may be subject to public disclosure, upon request, pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act.

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Performs routine (journey-level) purchasing and procurement work. Work involves planning, organizing, coordinating, and preparing specifications for purchasing commodities and services; preparing procurement documents; and overseeing the maintenance of detailed records for reporting purposes according to state guidelines, rules, policies, and laws. Purchaser works with Purchasing Team to ensure internal and external deadlines are met and goods and services are procured in the most timely, efficient, and effective manner. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Processes agency informal bids and solicitations for commodities and specialized services
Performs limited purchases of Information Technology (IT) commodities and services for the agency
Monitors legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to procurement
Maintains necessary records to comply with state and federal audit regulations
Submits all required purchasing-related reports by mandatory due dates
Ensures that agency Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) goals are met and performs tasks with goal of increasing HUB participation
Provide support to staff about Purchasing related documents in CAPPS
Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures including safety and standards of conduct
Perform other duties as assigned
May participate in Economic Opportunity Forums (EOF) around the state
May develop internal reports for TSLAC staff and/or required agency reports
Graduation High School or GED
Two years’ experience in purchasing goods and services
Two years public contact experience
One year of experience conducting informal bid procurements
Experience with an integrated financial system
Ability to obtain certification as a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) within the first six months of employment
Knowledge of state agency purchasing methods and procedures and product characteristics
Knowledge of laws governing state purchasing operations
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to maintain an electronic system for accurate record keeping
Ability to locate and utilize print and electronic sources for procurements
Ability to interpret, explain, and comply with purchasing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
Ability to be flexible, demonstrated integrity, and strong work ethic
Ability to manage a heavy workload and a commitment to meet deadlines.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration accounting or a related field
Certified as a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD), formerly known as a Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM) or completion of CPA CTCD courses/classes
Experience using statewide Term Contracts, TXMAS contracts, Open Market processes and familiarity with the Texas SmartBuy
Experience with specification development for Invitations for Bids (IFB), Request for Proposals (RFP), or Request for Offers (RFO)
Experience tabulating and evaluating bids, including Request for Proposals (RFPs) and/or Request for Offers (RFOs)
Experience in purchasing books, publications, subscriptions, and other library materials
Experience in using CAPPS for processing state agency procurement documents
Experience developing procurement specifications and contract terms
Experience with statewide HUB program
Experience with statewide reporting requirements and form submissions for procurements
Experience purchasing information technology (IT) products and/or services using DIR contracts
Experience in providing support to non-purchasing staff and/or vendors about purchasing and HUB requirements
Experience in public speaking to include training presentations and demonstrations


Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record. May use personal vehicle for travel
College transcripts if applicable
Certification documents from completion of the State of Texas Purchasing training, if applicable
Criminal history check required of successful applicant

Reports to the Purchasing Lead
No supervisory responsibilities 

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