Purchaser (Purchaser II-III)

Job #: 2022-28

  • TWC Job #: 14936708
  • Opening Date: 11/23/2021
  • Travel Required: N/A
  • Monthly Salary: $3,333.33 - $4,166.67/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B14-B16
  • Class: 1931-1932

Veterans, Reservists or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. 

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

OOG employees applying for a position in the same pay group, if selected, will be laterally transferred with a maximum increase in salary of 3.4%.

General Description

The Purchaser works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Financial Services Division (FSD) and reports to the Director of Financial Services. Performs routine to complex (journey-level) purchasing and procurement work. Work involves purchasing and procuring OOG commodities, equipment, and services in accordance with guidelines, rules, policies, and laws. May provide guidance to others. Works under moderate to general supervision, with limited to moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Requisitions and orders supplies, computer equipment, furniture, and publications for all OOG divisions in accordance with all state and OOG purchasing procedures.
  • Prepares and reviews purchase orders.
  • Prepares and reviews bids and purchase orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
  • Prepares and distributes bid invitations to vendors.
  • Reviews and tabulates bids and orders to determine lowest and best bids or bids that provide best value.
  • Audits invoices and checks for accuracy, receipt of material, and compliance with purchase orders.
  • Tracks the status of requisitions and purchase orders.
  • Processes receipts of purchases.
  • Maintains and reviews various purchasing and procurement reports, records, and files.
  • Assists with emergency purchases.
  • Assists with determining operational minimum and maximum inventory levels.
  • Assists with negotiating settlement complaints and resolving disputes.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with purchasing laws, rules, and regulations established by the Comptroller of Public Accounts.
  • May processes competitive procurements and receipts of purchases.
  • May attend Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) forums and quarterly HUB coordinator meetings.
  • May provide guidance to others
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Purchaser II

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field; and
  • One (1) year of experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services.

Purchaser III

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration, or a related field; and
  • Two (2) years of experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified as a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) or Certified Texas Procurement Manager (CTPM).
  • Experience with Centralized Accounting Payroll/Personnel system (CAPPS) Financials.
  • Experience with Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of state procurement principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of the principles of business administration and accounting.
  • Knowledge of automated information tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software applications.
  • Knowledge of supply sources.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill in customer service.
  • Ability to evaluate bids.
  • Ability to develop methods and procedures for locating supply sources.
  • Ability to maintain a system of record keeping.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Ability and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • If not currently certified, must be able to obtain CTCD certification within one year of initial employment.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit www.sss.gov. View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-5873 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

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