Procurement Specialist

  • Company: Austin Independent School District
  • Location: Austin, Texas 78704 United States
  • Salary: $21
  • Date Posted: June 23, 2021


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in a related field and one (1) year of work experience. Experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. 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 and the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Under technical and administrative direction, performs professional work of above-average difficulty in the technical and administrative functions of contracting and procurement.


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 moderate value, moderate risk procurement projects, and reviewing requests and specifications for supplies, equipment, and services to be acquired under those agreements. The incumbent develops invitations for bids and requests for proposals in accordance with all applicable laws, policies, regulations, and procedures. Incumbents must exercise good judgment in choosing vendors and products, analyzing bids, making award recommendations, and approving requisitions from schools or departments. Incumbent may contact requisitioners, suppliers, and other governmental agencies to resolve problems relating to product information. The incumbent performs a variety of purchasing assignments from policy and training development and implementation to research and anticipation of demand through receipt and acceptance of the goods and services. Work is performed under general supervision and in accordance with established policies and procedures. The employee exercises reasonable initiative and independent judgment in achieving objectives, planning work details, and making technical decisions. Advice and assistance is available in handling fairly complex matters.

Application Process

Online Application

Contact Info

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