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Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is a state agency responsible for both consumers and the insurance industry. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to regulate the insurance industry, administer the Texas workers’ compensation system, and promote a healthy insurance marketplace, while also protecting the people and the businesses that are served by insurance. We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence and efficiency.

Important notice: Read before you apply

Veterans’ preference:

To receive veterans’ preference, applicants must provide at least one of the following documents with their State of Texas Application:

  • a copy of the DD 214, member #4;
  • a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefits Administration; or
  • a copy of the DD 1300.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to one of the following: 51, 30, 04, 2G, 20, LS, 3000.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_PropertyManagementandProcurement.pdf

Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

Current opportunity: Purchaser

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Purchaser performs routine to complex purchasing and procurement work in the Purchasing and Contract Administration Program.


This position:

  • processes requisitions and orders merchandise, supplies, and equipment;
  • prepares, reviews, and tracks purchase orders;
  • tracks the status of requisitions and purchase orders;
  • maintains and reviews various purchasing and procurement reports;
  • prepares and review bids and orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications;
  • reviews and tabulates bids and orders to determine lowest and best bids or bids that provide best value; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Purchaser II

  • 30 college hours. Education and experience relevant to the position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

 

Purchaser III:

  • 60 college hours. Education and experience relevant to the position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

 

Purchaser IV:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, management, or a field related to the assignment. Education and experience relevant to the position requirements may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Additionally, this position requires:

Purchaser II:

  • one year experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services; and
  • certification as a CTP (Certified Texas Purchaser) within one year of employment.

Purchaser III:

  • two years’ experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services; and
  • certification as a CTP (Certified Texas Purchaser), (CTCD) Certified Texas Contract Developer, or (CTPM) Certified Texas Procurement Manager within one year of employment.

   

Purchaser IV:

  • three years’ experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services; and
  • current certification as a (CTCD) Certified Texas Contract Developer, (CTP) Certified Texas Purchaser, or (CTPM) Certified Texas Procurement Manager.


This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • state laws, rules, procedures, and regulations relevant to procurement and purchasing;
  • assigned commodities and products on the open market;
  • basic principles of business administration and accounting; and
  • business or program terminology, spelling, punctuation, grammar, typing formats, and word processing techniques and procedures.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • developing goals and objectives;
  • problem solving, decision making, planning and critical thinking;
  • professional telephone techniques;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word and Outlook; and
  • using personal computers sufficient to enter and extract data from related systems and programs, such as Centralized Accounting Payroll and Personnel (CAPPS) and Oracle PeopleSoft Purchasing Software.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • perform arithmetical computations;
  • develop methods and procedures for locating supply sources;
  • maintain a system of record keeping;
  • handle multiple tasks simultaneously and manage conflicting priorities in order to meet deadlines;
  • communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees and the general public;
  • make decisions in accordance with rules, regulations, and procedures;
  • work harmoniously with fellow employees in an effective, results oriented, productive team environment;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the agency, the public, and vendors/suppliers; and
  • work both independently and as a team player.

Skills tests will be administered during the interview.

Position details

Opening date:03/20/2018
Functional title:Purchaser
Classification title:Purchaser II - IV
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application deadline:Until Filled
Pay group:B14 – B18
Monthly salary: $3,100.00 - $4,300.00
Annual salary:$37,200.00 - $51,600.00
Job posting number:18-184
Division:Administrative Operations – Procurement and General Services/Purchasing and Contract Administration
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel required:5 %

 

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Last updated: 3/20/2018