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City of Leander

General Information


Job title: Purchasing Agent
Job location: Leander, TX 78641 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 04/08/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Estimated Starting Salary range:
$55,000-$62,000 or (DOQ) with a full array of benefits

Job Classification

Job Category:Finance/Purchasing

Job Description

Job description:
The City of Leander (pop. 32,000) is seeking a Purchasing Agent to perform a variety of procurement, contracting, and administrative duties. This position reports directly to the Finance Director and interacts with senior management throughout the organization. This position is open until filled; refer to the city website for application requirements: Human Resources Department Job Listings at http://www.leandertx.gov/jobs.php.

For consideration, applicants must submit the following: (1) city application, (2) resume, and (3) cover letter. The cover letter should explain (a) the applicant’s decision making process; (b) their experience with building consensus; (c) their ability to work independently while managing competing deadlines and priorities; (d) their understanding of the day-to-day work environment of a municipality; and (e) the requirements for, and process to obtain, any certifications currently held. Do not write "see resume" on the job application.

Position Responsibilities:
• Prepare complex Requests for Proposals and Bid Solicitations
• Quickly research and write technical specifications, instructions to bidders and contract terms and conditions
• Publish bid notices and facilitate bid openings
• Contract administration, vendor performance compliance, and relationship management
• Administer inter-local cooperative purchasing agreements
• Research “best value” and cost saving options for departments
• Assist with departmental procurements
• Maintain automated purchase order system
• Track encumbrances and funds available
• Maintain fixed asset files and database
• Take initiative and works independently
• Other duties as assigned

Please submit to:
Cindy Hignite, HR Manager
City of Leander
PO Box 319
Leander, TX 78646.

Applications can be found on-line at http://www.leandertx.gov/docs.php?dept_id=18 (Human Resources Department Documents). The City of Leander is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Position Requirements:
• Government purchasing experience
• Public relation and customer service skills
• Ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with City Staff, being flexible with and approachable by all levels of city personnel
• Encourage interdepartmental cooperation
• Foster positive image of the City of Leander
• Maintain high standard of personal integrity and ethical code of conduct.

• Possess one or more purchasing certification
• Working knowledge of municipal procurement law and solicitation practices
• Clear understanding of contract administration and negotiations
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, or related field, and five (5) years government purchasing experience.

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