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Procurement Specialist II

Company name
Law Department & City Attorney of Austin

$26.99 – $32.70

Austin, TX, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Nov 22, 2022

Valid Through
Mar 07, 2023

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Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus two (2) years of experience in a related field.

Four (4) years of applicable work experience may be substituted in place of the minimum education requirement.

Licenses and Certifications Required:


Notes to Applicants

Position Overview:

Under general supervision and within their delegated procurement authority, this position will perform a variety of procurement services to their assigned department customers including limited formal and informal source selection services, contract monitoring and contract administration services, limited buying and category management services, and a range of advisement and technical support services in these same areas.

Ninety (90) day provision for additional vacancy:

When the same or an additional vacancy occurs within a department in the same job title within 90 days after the start date of the top candidate, the hiring department may offer the additional position to another candidate from the same candidate pool.

Application Instructions and Top Candidate Requirements:

A detailed and complete Employment Application is required.

Resume and Cover Letter are required and will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.

Employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application.

Employment history dates must include month and year. Please include contact information from previous employers.

Candidates may be subject to a skills assessment.

The candidate selected for this position may be required to provide proof of education.

This position will require a pre-employment Criminal Background Investigation.

Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more.

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Pay Range

$26.99 – $32.70


Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Teleworking and Alternative Work Schedules are available

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Financial Services



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin 78723

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

Professional procurement experience.

Intermediate or Advanced Excel and Word skills.

Professional experience working for a City, County, or other governmental agency.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Performs source selection and contract formation services including informal solicitations such as Requests for Quotations (


), issues purchase orders and single transaction contracts under the State’s formal threshold, participates under cooperative contracts. Performs limited formal solicitations above the formal threshold including Invitation for Bids (


), and supports senior staff in the performance of other formal source selection methods.

Performs contract management and contract administration services including order monitoring for delivery orders, purchase orders, and single transaction contracts; contract compliance monitoring for project contracts and term master agreements; and contract administration services for assigned contracts.

Performs advisory and technical support services to assigned department customers, current and prospective contractors, and members of the public on a variety of procurement activities including procurement cards, delivery orders, purchase orders, informal source selection processes, limited formal source selection processes, master agreements, order monitoring, participating under cooperative contracts, contract management and administration, and category management.

Performs, as necessary, limited buying services including purchases using a procurement card; issuing delivery orders for non-competitive releases under existing master agreements; and issuing purchase orders for non-competitive buys under the State’s informal threshold.

Supports, as necessary, senior staff in category management of one or more groups of similar and/or related contracts as assigned; develops and maintains product, service, and contractual expertise within assigned categories; and develops and maintains market intelligence within assigned categories.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of public purchasing practices and techniques.

Knowledge of applicable procurement statutes, ordinances, and codes.

Knowledge of accounting and budgeting process as it relates to purchasing transactions.

Knowledge of contract law, terms, and conditions.

Skill in buying procedures, purchase orders, delivery orders, and the use of purchasing cards.

Skill in informal and limited formal source selection processes including price competition.

Skill in contract management and contract administration processes.

Skill in computes applications including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software.

Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Skill in effective oral and written communication.

Skill in exercising good judgment, tact, and diplomacy.

Skill in using automated purchasing systems.

Ability to resolve routine and limited formal contract disputes.

Criminal Background Investigation

This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or


(512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within

the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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