Purchaser I
Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

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Purchaser I

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Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 6. Please see Pay Grade Table at: https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/116/docs/636763.pdf

Occupational Category:





Division of Finance and Operations

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor's degree in a related field with at least one year previous purchasing experience in a large organization, preferably in state or government purchasing and supply procedures. Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) certification preferred. Selected candidate must obtain Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) certification within six months of hire, if not currently certified. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could also be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Performs routine and moderately complex purchasing work to obtain goods and services at the time and place needed, in the right quality and quantity, using correct procedures and judgment to meet the needs of the University at the lowest reasonable cost, consistent with market conditions, while maintaining fairness and integrity. Position will purchase for various commodities and services.

Primary Responsibilities:

Receives and reviews requisitions from departments. Determines if requests are appropriate and consistent with the mission of the University. Determines method of procurement. Develops terms, conditions, and product/service specifications. Works with requesting department to assure needs are met. Identifies potential sources of supply using State of Texas Comptroller's Centralized Master Bidder's list and other sources. Assists departments in obtaining informal and formal bids, including bids from Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB). Prepares purchase orders. Documents purchasing files and develops contracts. Follows up and expedites deliveries. Conducts quality assurance to ensure needs are met. Provides information to management as requested. Maintains advanced knowledge of commodities, markets, laws, and procedures. Solicits formal written bids for routine and complex procurements and construction projects. Conducts bid openings. Evaluates bids and makes awards of purchase orders. Reviews and approves orders issued by or prepared by others. Assures orders are appropriate and consistent with the mission of the University and completed according to established procedures. Monitors Historically Underutilized Business participation and reports results. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Interprets and applies moderately complex directives, procedures or instructions. Requires the exercise of moderate judgment. Frequent contact with administrators, faculty, staff, departments and vendors.

Up to 20% of this position, over the fiscal year during off-peak periods, may be performed remotely as determined by the supervisor.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time

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EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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