This position is responsible for providing customer service focused assistance with the planning, organizing, and coordination of purchasing and procurement activities across the agency. This is accomplished by following procurement and purchasing policies and procedures; developing specifications for purchasing goods and services and preparing procurement documents. This includes acquiring resources following best practices, within time constraints, and facilitating communication between the agency and its providers in order to deliver products and services according to the strategic business plan. This position will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of and supporting processes that provide timely, cost-effective, high quality contracts through cooperative and proactive procurement practices. Works under supervision, with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
The Buyer provides assists in the development and preparation of bid specifications; ensure requests for bids, quotes or proposals meet the minimum federal and state law requirements; coordinates the distribution of bid invitations to vendors; analyzes responses from bidders; maintain procurement files. Oversees or recommends purchase of items and awards annual contracts. Buyer will administer purchasing policies and procedures in conjunction with department-specific requirements, regulatory guidelines and state and federal laws in order to support business needs; assist with training of staff regarding purchasing and procurement practices and policies.
Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes Agency-wide. Independent judgment, analytical and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply skills effectively. Affects accuracy of multiple projects. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products.
Duties requireanalysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.
Applicant should possesses broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree with major coursework in business, public administration, or a related field is generally preferred.Over one year up to and including three years’ experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services in a public sector environment.Valid state issued driver’s license required. Certification as a CPPB or CPM preferred. Years of experience in lieu of certification considered.
NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.