Purchaser III (Temporary through 12/2026)

  • Company: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Location: , Remote 78701 TX, USA
  • Salary: $47,239 to $47,239
  • Date Posted: October 31, 2023
  • Closing Date: December 13, 2023


TSLAC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in employment or in the provision of services, programs, or activities. For job opening inquiries or to request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act please contact the TSLAC Human Resources office by calling 512-463-5474. Applications submitted to TSLAC may be subject to public disclosure, upon request, pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 51C; LS; 28; 3043; 6C0XI or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply. Please call Human Resources at (512) 463-6564 with questions or for additional information. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at Temporary position to December 31, 2026 Job Summary Performs complex (journey-level) purchasing and procurement work. Work involves planning, organizing, coordinating, and preparing specifications for purchasing products and services; preparing procurement documents; and overseeing the maintenance of detailed records for reporting purposes according to state guidelines, rules, policies, and laws. Purchaser works with Purchasing Team to ensure internal and external deadlines are met and goods and services are procured in the most timely, efficient, and effective manner. Will be responsible for processing competitive solicitation; completes and submits all mandatory purchasing-related reports for assigned procurements. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment Essential Tasks Processes complex agency bids and solicitations (informal and formal) for products and specialized services Performs purchases of Information Technology (IT) products and services for the agency Monitors legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to procurement Maintains necessary records to comply with state and federal audit regulations Submits all required purchasing-related reports by mandatory due dates Ensures that agency Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) goals are met and performs tasks with goal of increasing HUB participation Provide support to staff about Purchasing related documents in CAPPS Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures including safety and standards of conduct Perform other duties as assigned Other Tasks May participate in Economic Opportunity Forums (EOF) around the state May develop internal reports for TSLAC staff and/or required agency reports


Minimum Qualifications Graduation High School or GED Two years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing goods and services Two years of public contact experience One year of experience conducting competitive procurements Experience with an online e-procurement system Experience with specification development for Invitations for Bids (IFB), Request for Proposals (RFP), or Request for Offers (RFO) Experience tabulating and evaluating bids, including Request for Proposals (RFPs) and/or Request for Offers (RFOs) Preferred Qualifications Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, public administration accounting or a related field. Currently Certified as a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD), formerly known as a Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM) or completion Completion of CPA CTCD courses/classes Experience using Texas statewide Term Contracts, TXMAS contracts, Open Market processes and familiarity with the Texas SmartBuy Experience in using Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS), PeopleSoft, or Oracle-based software for procurement tool Experience in using the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) or, Bonfire, or similar e-procurement bidding tool Experience developing procurement specifications and contract terms Experience with statewide HUB program Experience with statewide reporting requirements and form submissions for procurements Experience purchasing information technology (IT) products and/or services using DIR contracts Experience in providing support to non-purchasing staff and/or vendors about purchasing and HUB requirements Experience in public speaking including training presentations, demonstrations, and hosting meetings/conferences Knowledge Skills and Abilities Knowledge of state agency purchasing methods and procedures and product characteristics Knowledge of laws governing state purchasing operations Skill in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing Ability to work as part of a team Ability to maintain an electronic system for accurate record keeping Ability to locate and utilize print and electronic sources for procurements Ability to interpret, explain, and comply with purchasing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures Ability to be flexible, demonstrated integrity, and strong work ethic Ability to manage a heavy workload and a commitment to meet deadlines. Environmental/Physical Conditions Normal office work environment. May have exposure to dust and environmental allergens consistent with normal business activities and human contact. Mostly sedentary in nature but may involve moving; standing; remaining stationary for long periods of time; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; and safely moving items weighing up to 20 pounds. Work requires extensive telephone and computer usage and involves repetitive motions while operating the computer. Normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall, and apply specific policies regarding state purchasing and procurement. Other Requirements Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record; May use personal vehicle for travel College transcripts, if applicable Certification documents from completion of the State of Texas Purchasing training, if applicable Criminal history check required of successful applicant Must obtain specialized certification as a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) within the first six months of employment Reporting Relationships Reports to Purchasing Supervisor has no supervisory responsibility.

Application Process

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Contact Info

Name: Human Resources
Phone: 512-463-5474
Closing Date: December 13, 2023