Buyer I

  • Company: City of Fort Worth
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas 76102 United States
  • Salary: $51,232 to $66,601
  • Date Posted: September 15, 2023
  • Closing Date: September 28, 2023


The City of Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing large cities in the U.S. Our employees serve the needs of nearly 1,000,000 residents, promoting our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability. A Buyer I job is available with The City of Fort Worth Financial Management Services, Purchasing Division. The candidate will be responsible for providing support in the procurement of goods and services for the City of Fort Worth Water department to establish contracts and purchase agreements with suppliers and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business or public administration, purchasing, materials management, marketing, economics, accounting, or a closely related field Possession of a valid Texas Class C Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications: Municipal purchasing laws, policies, and procedures Microsoft Office computer skills PeopleSoft purchasing systems experience Basic Accounting procedures and practices

The Buyer I job responsibilities include: Participates in the purchase of equipment, materials, services, and supplies for the Water department Prepares bid specifications and other necessary documents related to the purchasing of equipment, materials, services, and supplies in both formal and information situations Confers with departmental representatives to determine purchasing needs, specifications, areas of standardization, and special problems Solicits bids from appropriate vendors; compares costs and evaluates the quality and suitability of equipment, materials, services, and supplies Prepares Mayor and Council communication for new agreements, the extension of existing contracts, and other information as necessary Work with the Water department to determine purchasing needs, specifications, areas of standardization, and special problems as it relates to the Water Utility and core operations Performs other related duties as required Working Conditions and Physical Demand as stated on official City job description Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically require touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, and repetitive motions Sedentary Work – Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Conditions of Employment The City of Fort Worth is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of the City to recruit, hire, train and promote a diverse workforce without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or another non-merit factor. The City of Fort Worth is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions. Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements.

Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. criminal convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only.

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