Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Company: Denton County Transportation Authority
  • Location: Lewisville, Texas 75057 United States
  • Salary: $57,939 to $72,423
  • Date Posted: June 16, 2022


The Senior Procurement Specialist will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks required for public procurement of goods and services and proper disposal of assets. The tasks are sometimes confidential or complex in nature and must be performed in a manner that ensures the efficient and lawful operation of the Purchasing function and the proper expenditure of public funds including federal funds from Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and various other agencies. Full Job Description available here:


Education & Experience: (Any equivalent combination of education and experience) Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, or other related field. Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience involving the government, nonprofit, or in similar operating environment. Public Sector procurement experience highly preferred. Experience with federal procurement regulations highly preferred. Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) certification or the ability to obtain such certification within one year of hire. Special Requirements: Hold a current valid Texas Driver's License or have the ability to obtain one upon entry into the position. Public Sector purchasing certification from nationally recognized professional organization preferred. Knowledge of: • Public procurement regulations and processes • Accounting practices as applied to procurement procedures, inventory, and asset disposal • Microsoft Office products Ability to: • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to vendors, funding agencies and other DCTA departments; • Manage multiple projects and be able to plan and prioritize assignments; • Provide solutions as to what operations and processes will be followed. Requires the use of moderate judgment in applying policies and adapting standards. • Work with minimum supervision; • work effectively while receiving competing requests for information, work, or services from multiple sources at the same time. • Performs a wide range of simple to moderately difficult tasks that may vary from day to day, sometimes with little predictability as to their occurrence. • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; • Perform in-depth analysis to gather and interpret data in situations where problems are somewhat complex; • Ability to perform in an environment that requires multiple deadlines being met, potentially at the same time. • Conduct yourself in a professional manner in a difficult or confrontational interaction with all stockholders. • Operate standard office machines, such as computers, calculators, and copiers. The ideal candidate will: • Ability to get along with others, individually and in a large group. Has the desire to care for the organization’s well-being and for the co-workers he/she interacts with. Interested in partaking in group development and team building activities. • Be open to collaborate and work in a team-oriented and helping environment • Possess a positive attitude, and practices good judgement, while open to receiving/providing feedback • Be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, and customer focused • Possess an influential and welcoming communication style • Foster a culture that values critical thinking and problem solving; and encourages constructive feedback, engagement, inclusion, and diversity at all levels

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Contact Info

Name: Brandy Hazel, Manager of Contracts & Procurement
Phone: 972-316-6105