Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Company: City of Houston - Health Department
  • Location: Houston, Texas 77054 United States
  • Salary: $69,628 to $73,000
  • Date Posted: September 22, 2022
  • Closing Date: October 4, 2022



Plans and directs the procurement of complex, high-tech and capital equipment, materials and services on a competitive basis and oversees the creation of contract specifications and standards for the City or a large City department characterized by industrial and/or high-tech operations and/or facilities.

- Develops, interprets, reviews and recommends new or improved City and/or departmental procurement policies and procedures to ensure economy and efficiency of operation.

- Researches, writes, evaluates and approves complex bid proposals, contracts and specifications for the purchasing of complex, high-tech and capital equipment, materials and services.

- Assigns work, trains and provides guidance to buyers and support staff. Typically supervises and evaluates buyers and support staff.

- Confers with City engineering, operations, maintenance and other technical personnel to develop detailed and technical specifications. Researches and recommends type and quality of materials, supplies and equipment.

- Establishes priorities and standards for procurement projects and contracts. Conducts pre-bid meetings and explains and interprets specifications and standards to vendors and department and City officials.



Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Engineering, Purchasing, or a field closely related to the work being performed.


(6) Six years of progressively responsible professional experience in purchasing technical materials, equipment and/or services or performing cost benefit and/or specification analysis are required. Professional purchasing experience may substitute for the above education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Application Process

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown.

Applications must be submitted online at:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (832)393-4885. If you need special services or accommodations, call (832)393-4885 (TTY 7-1-1). If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627. Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process. All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

Contact Info

Name: Shannon Pleasant
Phone: 832-393-4681
Closing Date: October 4, 2022