Purchaser II - Financial Services / Contracting and Procurement Services - Austin

  • Posting Number: 1104-18
  • Group/Step: B14, Position 481
  • Opening Date: 11/09/17
  • Closing Date: 5 p.m. on 11/27/17
  • $32,208- $40,740 annually

Job Description

The Purchaser II is selected by and responsible to the Director of Financial Services through the Purchasing Team Leader and performs routine purchasing work. Work involves purchasing and procuring supplies, equipment and commodities in compliance with guidelines, rules, policies and laws.  The Purchaser II works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Day to day oversight of job duties and training may be performed by the Purchasing Team Leader. Travel to other agency offices required.

Essential Duties

  • Purchases standard office supplies and equipment from state listed vendors or other identified sources and performs spot purchases for the agency in compliance with state guidelines, rules, policies and laws. Rejects items that do not meet specifications. May assist with emergency purchases.
  • Prepares, reviews and tracks purchase orders and identifies supplies that meet users’ needs while adhering to all state purchasing requirements and agency procedures. Coordinates with agency requestors to determine acceptable substitutions when necessary.
  • Audits invoices and claims received, checking for accuracy, receipt of material and compliance with purchase orders.
  • Issues supplies to agency personnel upon receipt of properly completed documentation. Delivers supplies to requisitioning employees, including mailing of supplies to field offices.
  • Maintains limited inventory of certain supplies, assisting with the determination of operational minimum and maximum inventory levels.
  • Prepares monthly report on State use items based on availability, delivery requirements, and/or quality.
  • Tracks the status of requisitions and purchase orders. Processes and validates receipt of purchases.
  • Maintains current vendor catalogs of items under contract as well as catalogs of items that may be required by agency activity.
  • Maintains and reviews detailed records of purchase requisitions, purchase orders and purchasing and procurement reports.
  • Submits complaint reports to appropriate state authority on questionable merchandise and problem vendors.
  • May coordinate agency print jobs with state approved print shops.
  • May be cross trained to perform other section tasks in the areas of purchasing, procurement and/or inventory control.
  • Complies with division and/or agency training requirements.
  • Keeps management appropriately informed of ongoing activities and critical matters affecting the operations and well-being of the agency.
  • Demonstrates a spirit of teamwork and support for other members of agency staff while upholding the agency’s core values.
  • Adheres to all agency personnel policies and performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Two years’ experience in inventory, stock control or in the procurement field required. Purchasing experience, preferably in state government or other government purchasing and material management functions, preferred. Certification as a Certified Texas Purchaser (CTP) preferred or must be acquired within one year of hire. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business, public administration, accounting, management or a related field is preferred and may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement. Must possess a valid class C driver’s license and proof of auto liability insurance. This position requires the ability to drive an agency and/or personal vehicle, as well as the ability to lift heavy boxes, up to 50 pounds.

Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 51 C- Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, 920 B- Supply Systems Technician, 020- Finance and Supply, 0402- Logistics Officer or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.

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The successful candidate will have: Knowledge of purchasing methods and procedures; of state procurement principles and practices, of inventory and stock control record keeping, of assigned commodities and products on the open market, of reporting procedures; of supply sources, and of the principles of accounting. Skilled in using a ten-key calculator and in the use of operating a computer using Microsoft Office applications. Ability to perform mathematical computations, to evaluate bids, to develop methods and procedures for locating supply sources, to maintain a system of record keeping, to determine acceptable substitutions for products; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency employees, vendors and suppliers, and to communicate effectively.

Applications may be downloaded from the Texas Workforce Commission's web site: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobs/gvjb/state-texas-application-employment.html#applicationForm.

Mail, email or fax applications to:

Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 12157
Austin Texas 78711
Fax (512) 475-3377

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of State Applications.  Applications not completely filled out may be rejected.  Only typed applications will be considered.

This job is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). FLSA-eligible employees who work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek receive time off at a time-and-one-half rate as the primary method of compensation in lieu of cash payment.


TDLR participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

TDLR provides a total compensation package that enables us to attract, motivate, and retain highly skilled and talented employees, including a merit system, full use of salary ranges, performance awards, retention and recruitment bonuses.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), TDLR will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the application, contact TDLR Human Resources at 512-463-7184. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

920 Colorado, 1st Floor
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-7184

Benefits Available to TDLR Employees

In addition to a positive and supportive work environment, The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation offers a strong benefits package.

  • State-paid health and life insurance plans for you;
  • Optional dental plan and health insurance for your family members;
  • State retirement matching contribution;
  • Optional 401K and 457 Plans;
  • Flexible health and dependent day care accounts;
  • Optional term life insurance for you and your dependents;
  • Short and long term disability insurance for you;
  • Voluntary AD&D insurance;
  • Retirement through the Employees Retirement System (ERS);
  • Long Term Care Insurance;
  • Longevity Pay;
  • Direct Deposit;
  • Optional after tax-contributions to a 529 Texas College Investment Plan;
  • Paid sick leave accrues from your first day at work;
  • Sick Leave Pool for catastrophic illnesses and injuries;
  • Workers’ Compensation;
  • Family Medical Leave;
  • Military Leave;
  • Jury Duty Leave;
  • Smoke-free workplace;
  • Confidential and personalized Employee Assistance Program services;
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program;
  • Career Paths that ensure professional growth and advancement within the agency;
  • On-the-job and cross-training to develop job related skills and enrich professional growth;
  • Wellness programs and activities such as yoga and massage therapy;
  • Employee and family-friendly workplace;
  • Flexible/Compressed work schedules;
  • Paid vacation accrues from your first day worked;
  • Active charitable employee associations;
  • Length of Service awards;
  • Generous holiday schedule;
  • Employee Recognition Programs;
  • Casual dress; and
  • A progressive agency culture that promotes open communication, efficiency, transparency and trust.

Staff Compensation Information, as required by Government Code, Section 659.026.