Department of Public Works & Engineering
Public Utilities Division
Drinking Water Operations Branch
M - F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
May direct Assistant Buyers and clerical staff in routine tasks, such as preparing purchase orders, reviewing quotations and expediting delivery. Reviews purchase orders and contracts for completeness, accuracy and compliance with City and departmental policies and procedures. Reviews requisitioned materials, equipment or service to see if they can be purchased via contract. Gathers and compiles verbal and written bids. Tabulates bids, evaluating price quotes and comparing to specifications. Research vendors and evaluate their ability to provide the availability of quality materials, equipment and services. Selects or recommends the most advantageous bid. Schedules and expedites delivery and resolves any discrepancies with vendor. Maintains requisitions and purchase order files and logs.
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.
This is a Department of Public Works & Engineering Emergency Management position at the Tier lll Level.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Purchasing or a closely related field.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two years of professional or para-professional buying experience are required. Professional buying experience may substitute for the above education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
A valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.
**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.**
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: None
However, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
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 16
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. For application status inquiries or special accommodations, please call Valencia Raftie at (832) 393-6030. All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
An equal opportunity employer