Purchaser (Purchaser II)

Job #: 2024-78

  • TWC Job #: 16632726
  • Opening Date: 6/18/2024
  • Travel Required: N/A
  • Monthly Salary: $4,166.67 - $4,583.34
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B15
  • Class: 1931
  • Status: Open

Purchaser – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Purchaser (Purchaser II) to work in the Financial Services Division.

Who We Are

The Office of the Governor works to build a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous future for all Texans. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $4,166.67 - $4,583.34 a month ($50,000.04 - $55,000.08 a year).

Benefits include medical insurance, sick leave, and vacation leave. Also, State of Texas employees are eligible for a defined retirement plan. Learn more: https://www.ers.texas.gov/Active-Employees/Health-Benefits

What You’ll Do

This is a job that performs routine (journey-level) purchasing and procurement work. Work involves purchasing and procuring OOG commodities, equipment, and services in accordance with guidelines, rules, policies, and laws.

  • Requisitions and orders supplies, computer equipment, furniture, and publications for all OOG divisions in accordance with all state and OOG purchasing procedures.
  • 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 various purchasing and procurement reports, records, and files.
  • Maintains the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) Contract Database.
  • Reviews bids and purchase orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
  • Assists with conducting a needs assessment to determine requirements for the purchase of goods or services.
  • Assists with the distribution of bid invitations to vendors.
  • Assists with reviewing and tabulating bids and orders to determine lowest and best bids or bids that provide best value.
  • 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.
  • Assists with developing solicitations, contracts, and amendments by identifying provider resources, describing services to be rendered, evaluating information supplied by bidders, and negotiating contract specifications.
  • Assists with monitoring contract performance by examining billings, fiscal data, and eligibility determinations for compliance with terms of contract and policies.
  • May attend Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) forums and quarterly HUB coordinator meetings.

How You’ll Qualify

  • High school graduate or equivalent; and
  • Two (2) years of experience in finance or accounting.

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

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related major;
  • Experience with Centralized Accounting Payroll/Personnel system (CAPPS) Financials;
  • Certified as a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD), Certified Texas Procurement Manager (CTPM), or Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM); and
  • Experience with Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS).

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes purchasing and procurement work. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily.

If not currently certified, must be able to obtain CTCD certification within six months of initial employment.

Telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.


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

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 512-463-8315 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.

Contact Human Resources

(512) 463-5873

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