Purchaser II

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

PURCHASER II (00008202) 

Closing Date: Dec 10, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry level purchasing functions in support of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), Finance & Administrative Services Division, Purchasing Section.   Prepares specifications, product tabulations and purchase requests; reviews bids and prepares award recommendations; prepares reports and maintains purchasing records.  Work requires contact with private entities.  Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Performs routine purchasing work including but not limited to Texas SmartBuy, Department of Information Resources (DIR) contracts, Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) contracts, and open market purchases.

Assists division staff in the preparation of bid/offer/proposal specifications to include bid tabulation and prepares recommendations.

Promotes purchase opportunities with Historically Underutlized Businesses (HUBs) and ensures every effort has been made to meet the department’s HUB goals.

Assists department HUB Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator in the achievement of department HUB participation goals and reporting requirements.

Maintains files on product literature, purchase requests, purchase orders and correspondence.

Prepares and distributes correspondence to department staff, vendors, DIR and SPD regarding updates on literature, clarifying specifications and bid reviews.

Coordinates, researches purchasing data and compiles routine reports regarding section procurement activities.

Answers questions, provides guidance and acts as a liaison between internal and external customers.

Conducts market research, obtains literature and compares features to user needs and suggests alternative solutions if applicable.

Keeps abreast of and reports on the impact of technological and prices changes in goods and/or services.

Maintains an ongoing knowledge of the division’s written processes and procedures and takes action as appropriate to update or revise to remain consistent with applicable laws, rules and procurement-related best practices.

Assists in monitoring legal, regulatory and reporting requirements pertaining to purchasing and procurement.

Assists in the preparation of reports and analyses using computer software.

Performs other related work as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

Experience in the procurement of goods and services. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration or a related field is preferred.   Experience and education may be substituted for one another.  (Experience requirements may be satisfied by full-time experience or the prorated part-time equivalent.)  Individual must obtain a minimum of a Certified Texas Purchaser (CTP) certification within one year of employment.

Posted: November 26, 2019