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Job Title:
Purchaser IV/V (2107-19-FIN)
Financial Services Division
Job Posting #
Monthly Salary:
$4,000.00 - $5,000.00
State Classification:
Purchaser IV/V
Class No., Group:
1933, B 18; 1934, B 20
FLSA Status:
Work Week:
Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week (flex schedule may be possible after first evaluation)
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Summary:

Texas Real Estate Commission and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board is seeking a Purchaser that can perform complex purchasing and procurement work.  Responsibilities include the timely processing of orders; adhering to state purchasing guidelines, rules, and agency processes; and maintaining oversight-reporting requirements.  The position requires excellent organizational and communication skills with the ability to make recommendations and exhibit independent judgement. 

Minimum Education:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business, public administration, or a related field. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

  • Five (5) years experience in the purchasing and procurement of goods and services; of which at least three (3) years must be in state purchasing. 
  • Certified as a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) or must obtain the Texas certification within twelve (12) months of the date of hire and must be maintained during entire employment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of state procurement principles and practices
  • Skill in writing and editing correspondence and contracts
  • Skill in researching, analysing, and interpreting state policies and federal regulations
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communication effectively and excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to evaluate bids
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Ability to develop methods and procedures for locating supply sources
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and work productively with others
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with CAPPS
  • Certified Contract Manager (CTCM)
Job Duties:
  • Oversees or creates purchase orders and orders merchandise, supplies, and equipment by using, interpreting, and monitoring established guidelines, rules, policies, and laws
  • Oversees or initiates and approves emergency purchases
  • Oversees the preparation and distribution of bid invitations to vendors
  • Coordinates Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) documents
  • Coordinates the preparation, review, tracking, and expedition of purchase orders
  • Coordinates the auditing and review of invoices, and reviews and checks for accuracy, receipt of material, and compliance of purchase orders
  • Coordinates the development of purchasing program guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, or regulations
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and prepares bid specifications
  • Reviews purchase orders for completeness and compliance prior to the processing of invitations for bid
  • Monitors legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to purchasing and procurement
  • Prepares and provides statutorily required reports
  • May coordinate the development and provision of training to staff regarding purchasing and procurement practices and policies
  • May apply comptroller object codes, and appropriation control codes
  • May coordinates receipt of equipment and commodities; distributes within agency
  • May assist with receiving, storing, and issuing of warehouse items, and oversees the inventory control of those items as needed
  • Maintains accurate logs and records; develops and submits reports
  • Performs related work as assigned
Additional Requirements:

Cover letter detailing how your education and experience meets the requirements of the position

Environmental & Physical Conditions

Normal office work environment, mostly sedentary in nature. Appearing at hearings requires sitting for long periods of time. May involve walking; standing; remaining stationary for long periods of time; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Work involves extensive telephone usage and repetitive hand/wrist/finger motions while using the computer.

To Apply:

To apply for this position, complete an on-line application either through the TREC CAPPS External Applicant Career Section at or through Work In Texas (WIT) at

For job opening inquiries or to request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act please contact the TREC Human Resources by calling 512-936-3604.  Applications must be received by the closing date in order to be considered for this posting. TREC does not accept paper applications.

Submit a cover letter, DD-214 or DD-1300 (if applicable) to: or 512-936-3547 (fax).

Military Crosswalk Information:


Human Resources at 512-936-3604