Procurement Specialist (Spd)

City Of Houston, TX Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from: All Persons Interested

Division: Strategic Procurement

Reporting Location: 611 Walker Pilot Hybrid Telework Option

Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM *Subject to Change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Procures complex and highly technical materials, equipment, services, professional services and products on a competitive basis and develops contract specifications and standards. Confers with department key stakeholders and other technical personnel to develop detailed and technical specifications.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Researches, writes, reviews and evaluates purchase orders, contracts and bid specifications for complex and highly technical materials, equipment and services ensuring completeness, accuracy and compliance with City and department policies and procedures.

  • Manage the formal solicitation process, vendor sourcing, evaluation matrix development, bid evaluation and bid award recommendations.

  • Reviews bids, contracts and proposals for content and conformance to specifications and for Minority/Women's Business Enterprise (M/WBE) capabilities. Compares price quotes.

  • Responsible for contract administration including development of change orders, increase in spending authority, amendments to contract specifications and all elements of the contract.

  • Research and keeps updated on industry standards including key cost drivers effecting contracted pricing as well as supply and demand.

  • Performs and oversees tasks related to overall contract administration, maintenance and management of active contracts, and compiles statistical data to facilitate current and future contract planning.

  • Exhibits excellent customer service and communication skills.

  • Identifies and recommends strategies and procedures to improve the procurement process.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Engineering, Purchasing, or a field closely related to the work being performed.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in purchasing technical materials, equipment and/or services or performing cost benefit and/or specification analyses are required.

Professional purchasing experience may substitute for the above education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

NONE

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to candidates with strong analytical, business, written and verbal communications skills. Strong background in cost analysis and forecasting. Knowledge of governmental procurement concepts and practices. Working knowledge of all aspects of the City's purchasing systems and SAP applications.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION / SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED

Department may administer skills assessment test

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION No

SALARY INFORMATION

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

PAY GRADE: 24

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfmor call (832) 393-6051.

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832) 393-6051 (TTY 7-1-1).

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

EOE - Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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