Purchaser III (Credit Card Administrator/Purchaser)

Texas Parks And Wildlife Department Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 days ago

General Description

Under the direction of the Purchasing Team Lead, this position acts as the agency credit card coordinator for all agency credit cards and performs complex (journey-level) purchasing and procurement work. Assists divisions to ensure they are compliant with purchase policies, procedures, and statutes as related to the credit card program. Work involves purchasing and procuring commodities, equipment and services using guidelines, rules, policies, and laws. Works under general supervision with, moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.


Qualification Guidelines



  • Graduation from High School or GED.


  • Experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services.


  • If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license;

  • Must possess or be able to obtain within 3 months one of following current professional procurement certification: Certified Texas Purchaser (CTP), Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM);

  • Must currently possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) issued by the Texas Comptroller Office of Public Accounts.

NOTE: Retention of position is contingent on obtaining and maintaining required license and certifications.



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration or closely related field.


  • Three years experience in public sector contracts or procurement;

  • Experience with State of Texas Credit Card Program;

  • Experience in using statewide Term Contracts, TXMAS contracts, Open Market processes, the CMBL, and familiarity with the Texas statewide purchasing system;

  • Experience with State of Texas policies and procedures related to purchasing and contracting;

  • Experience in purchasing and/or contracting goods and services at a Texas state agency, college or university, or local unit of government;

  • Experience in an Oracle Financial system.


  • Current Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) or current Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTPM).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures, of State procurement principles and practices;

  • Knowledge of the State contracting, purchasing and procurement policies and procedures as published in the Texas Contract Management Guide;

  • Knowledge of laws governing state purchasing and contracting regulations;

  • Knowledge of developing specifications, solicitation and negotiating and awarding contracts;

  • Knowledge of applicable local, state, or federal rules, regulations, and policies, as well as related legislative and legal practices and procedures, relating to procurement and contract administration HUB program rules and regulations;

  • Knowledge of office practices and general administrative procedures;

  • Knowledge of record keeping and records management;

  • Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;

  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

  • Skill in using personal computers;

  • Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;

  • Skill in effectively managing daily work load responsibilities to timely meet division and agency goals;

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;

  • Skill in writing, editing and report writing techniques;

  • Skill in record keeping, records management, and accurate data entry into relational databases or spreadsheets;

  • Skill in meeting deadlines;

  • Ability to establish priorities and organize effectively;

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;

  • Ability to maintain working relationships with co-workers, agency staff and management to achieve common goals;

  • Ability to act in the best interest of the agency;

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality;

  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity, strong work ethic, and commitment to meet deadlines;

  • Ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner;

  • Ability to analyze data and use ad-hoc database query tools;

  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;

  • Ability to effectively manage a fast paced work environment without compromising accuracy;

  • Ability to prepare complex written correspondence, reports, studies, forms and documents;

  • Ability to gather, assemble, correlate and analyze facts in order to devise solutions to problems and present them in concise reports;

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment when making critical decisions;

  • Ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues;

  • Ability to effectively demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills;

  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity, strong work ethic, and commitment to meeting deadlines;

  • Ability to effectively coordinate and allocate resources;

  • Ability to use SAS as a tool for data gathering and analysis;

  • Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Additional Information


  • Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;

  • Required to work overtime as necessary;

  • Required to travel 5%;

  • May be required to operate a State vehicle;

  • Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.


In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:

  • Submittal of a completed online application;

  • Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;

  • A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable);

  • Applicants must attach a DD214 or other supporting documentation to the online application to claim Veterans Preference.

NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application. A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.

Army 51, 90, 92

Navy LS, 310, 651, 751

Coast Guard SK, 420, 020, 38, 33, 35, F&S, FIN10, MGT16

Marine Corps 04, 30, 41, 66, 80

Air Force 2G, 2S, 6C, 20, 21, 63


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