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Position Title:


Purchaser V

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Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78711

Working Hours:


M-F 8-5

Salary Group:



Classification No.


1934/Purchaser V

Job Posting No.


Monthly Salary:


$2763.16  - $4956.08 /Month

Date Job Available:


May 15, 2022

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Performs advanced (senior-level) purchasing and procurement work. Work involves planning, organizing, coordinating, and preparing specifications for purchasing products 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. Will be responsible for processing competitive solicitation; completes and submits all mandatory purchasing related reports for assigned procurements. Will serve as the agency’s HUB Coordinator and as a team lead providing direction to others.  Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Processes advanced agency bids and solicitations (informal and formal) for products and specialized services
Performs complex purchases of Information Technology (IT) products and services for the agency
Processes emergency procurements
Works with agency divisions, general counsel, management, accounting, IT, and support services to process procurements accordingly
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
Coordinates assignments for the Purchasing Team; actively participates in staff evaluations
Trains and keeps purchasing team informed of updates to statewide processes and procedures
Compiles data for required statewide reports on behalf of the agency; May assign and oversees submission of statewide reports to other Purchasing Team members
Trains the Purchasing Liaison Team, Receiving Team, and Project Managers in CAPPS/Bonfire and agency procedures accordingly
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 equivalency
Five years of experience in complex procurement of goods and services
Four years of public contact experience
Four years of experience conducting competitive procurements
Two years of experience leading or supervising staff
Experience with an online e-procurement system
Experience with state procurement requirements and procedures
Actively retains certification as a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD), formerly known as a Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM)
Must obtain specialized certification as a Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) within the first six months of employment
Two years 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)
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 lead and coordinate staff and assignments
Ability to establish and maintain work relationships with other state agencies and universities
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 Contact Manager (CTCM) or completion of CPA CTCM course
Experience using Texas statewide Term Contracts, TXMAS contracts, Open Market processes and familiarity with the Texas SmartBuy
Experience in purchasing books, publications, subscriptions, and other library materials
Experience in using Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS), PeopleSoft, or Oracle-based software for procurement tool
Experience with contract monitoring and/or negotiation
Experience in using the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD), Bonfire, or similar e-procurement bidding tool
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, demonstrations, and hosting meetings/conferences

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
Ability to occasionally work overtime, including nights and weekends

Reports to the assigned Purchasing Team Lead or Director, Administrative Services
Will assign and supervise the Purchasing Team

Potential to work remotely 2-3 days each week based on 6 months of successful performance

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