STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B22

Class No. 1935

PURCHASER VI

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) and/or supervisory purchasing and procurement work. Work involves establishing program goals and objectives; planning, organizing, coordinating, and preparing specifications for purchasing commodities and services; preparing procurement documents; and overseeing the maintenance of detailed records of items purchased, received, prepared, and issued. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees or requisitions and orders merchandise, supplies, and equipment by using, interpreting, and monitoring established guidelines, rules, policies, and laws.

Oversees, initiates, and approves emergency purchases.

Oversees the preparation and distribution of bid invitations to vendors.

Oversees the development and preparation of bid specifications.

Oversees or prepares, reviews, tracks, and expedites purchase orders.

Oversees the receiving, storing, and issuing of warehouse items, and oversees the inventory control of those items.

Oversees or recommends and awards annual contracts.

Oversees or prepares the delivery of required statutory reports.

Oversees the auditing and review of the validation and receipt of purchases. 

Oversees the maintenance of the procurement database.

Coordinates the monitoring and tracking of vendor performance.

Coordinates the development of purchasing program guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, or regulations.

Coordinates the establishment of purchasing goals and objectives.

Coordinates the development and the provision of training to staff regarding purchasing and procurement practices and policies.

Monitors legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to purchasing and procurement.

Monitors trend and cost analysis activities.

Resolves dispute resolutions and protests.

Evaluates purchasing program activities.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business, public administration, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures, of state procurement principles and practices, of assigned commodities and products on the open market, of supply sources, and of the principles of business administration and accounting.

Skill in problem solving and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to perform arithmetical computations; to evaluate program goals; to evaluate bids; to develop methods and procedures for locating supply sources; to maintain a system of record keeping; to maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification as a Certified Texas Purchaser (CTP) or Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM).


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15