Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Company: Austin Independent School District
  • Location: Austin, Texas 78704 United States
  • Salary: $28
  • Date Posted: June 23, 2021


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field and three (3) years of work experience. Experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. SKILL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires knowledge of State and Austin ISD legal framework, local policy, and administrative regulation for procurement of goods and services. This position requires the ability to obtain the best value for the District by procurement methods including competitive bidding, competitive sealed proposals, requests for proposals for services, negotiation, and strategic sourcing. This position requires training in specification writing, bid document preparation, and proper procurement techniques. Incumbent must be highly analytical and able to operate a personal computer effectively. This position also requires a working knowledge of the goods and services to be purchased. This position requires project management skills to lead complex, high-risk, multi-stakeholder procurement projects from conception to establishment. Employees in this position must be able to lead vendors, District administrators, and staff through the competitive solicitation and bid/proposal evaluation process to achieve the best value results. This position requires proficient written and oral communication skills including public speaking. This position requires the ability to supervise other staff. Employees in this position must be able to read, write, and speak/communicate in English in order to receive and to provide work-related information in a timely manner to other employees, supervisors, principals, school personnel, volunteers, and where appropriate, visitors and students.


JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY: This position acquires supplies, equipment, and services needed by the District using competitive procurement methods to satisfy requirements, limit or lessen the risk, and obtain the best value. The incumbent is responsible for the establishment and management of strategic source agreements and purchase orders for large dollar value, high risk, highly visible procurement projects and reviewing requests and specifications for supplies, equipment, and services to be acquired under those agreements. Incumbent may contact requisitioners, suppliers, and other governmental agencies to resolve problems relating to product information. This position performs research and analysis of markets, trends, prices, costs, the anticipation of demand through receipt and acceptance of the goods and services, and contracts to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures. Work is performed under limited supervision and in accordance with established policies and procedures. The employee exercises initiative and independent judgment in achieving objectives, planning work details, and making technical decisions. Advice and assistance are available in handling complex matters.

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Contact Info

Name: Brenda L Dalton
Phone: 512-414-2113