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The City of Houston BUYER - FMS in Houston, Texas

BUYER - FMS

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BUYER - FMS

Salary

$20.70 Hourly

Location

Houston, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Houston Public Works

Job Number

23069

Closing

6/24/2020 11:59 PM Central

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POSITION OVERVIEW

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: All Persons Interested

POSTING NUMBER: 23069

SERVICE LINE: Financial Management Services

SECTION: Procurement

REPORTING LOCATION: 2805 McKinney

WORKDAYS & HOURS: M – F, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*

*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Handles procurement of diversified and technical materials, equipment and services on a competitive basis for the City and/or department in accordance with City and departmental policies and procedures and/or specification requirements

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • *Must be able to write, review, and make recommendations to technical specifications

  • *Creates RFQs, gathers and compiles bids. Tabulates bids, evaluating price quotes, comparing to specifications and reviewing for M/WBE participation.

  • *Creates purchase orders and reviews/attaches required documentation.

  • *Schedules and expedites delivery and resolves any discrepancies with vendor.

  • *Keeps updated on industry standards, types, features and quality of products, *suppliers and other information by reviewing catalogs, technical and industrial publications and other sources.

WORKING CONDITIONS

There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.

This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Purchasing or closely related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Two (2) years of professional or paraprofessional buying experience are required.

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

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

None

PREFERENCES

Preferences will be given to candidates with SAP experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) preferred.

Consideration will be given to applicants with Contract Administration and Buying experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess a valid Texas Driver's license and be in compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

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 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.

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 16

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. 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.cfm or call (832-393-6015).

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832.393-6015). (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 provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• Life insurance

• Long-term disability

• Retirement pension

• 457 deferred compensation plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• 10 days of vacation each year

• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday

• Flexible schedules

• Professional development opportunities

• Transportation/parking plan

• Section 125 pretax deductions

• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan

• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html

01

Please select the best scenario below that describes your level of education.

  • Less than High School diploma/GED

  • High School diploma/GED

  • Associate's degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Purchasing or a field closely relate

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Administration, Materials Management, Purchasing or a field closely related

02

How many years of professional buying experience do you have?

  • Less than 2 years,

  • 2 years but less than 4 years

  • 4 years but less than 6 years

  • 6 years but less than 8 years

  • 8 or more years

  • No experience

03

Do you have experience and/or knowledge in the following areas? (Please check all that apply)

  • SAP experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written

  • Purchasing

  • None of the above

04

Do you have a valid/current driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Are you currently a City of Houston employee, who is still on probation (employed during the past 12 months or promoted during the past 6 months)?

  • Yes

  • No

06

Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions?

  • Yes

  • No

07

Have you completely and truthfully answered question #9 on the application regarding employment gaps? (failing to clarify employment gaps may result in the disqualification or delay of your application.)

Required Question

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