Website City of Houston, TX
People with high merit backgrounds and superior communication skills are encouraged to apply for the position of ASSISTANT BUYER. Interested candidates looking for the position in their Houston, TX should apply soon. Positions are expected to be filled soon.
Job: ASSISTANT BUYER
$13.33 – $20.28 an hour
Company: City of Houston, TX
Location: Houston, TX
Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Posting Number : PN# 21757
Division: BUDGET & FINANCE
Reporting Location: 1200 TRAVIS; 17TH FL.
Workdays & Hours: MONDAY – FRIDAY; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM *
Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Assists with the purchasing of materials, equipment and services for the City and/or department in accordance with City and departmental policies and procedures. Performs routine research and follow-up on purchase orders and contracts; expedites delivery of purchase orders; maintains back-order files. Assists buyers by reviewing purchase requisitions and/or contracts for content and conformance to specifications. Obtains quotations of requisitioned items by contacting vendors. Assists buyers in bid openings; may compile and compare bids; assists in preparing and proofing bid tabulations. May purchase simple, standardized items. Assists buyers by compiling data for preparation of product specifications. Maintains lists of bidders. Maintains requisitions and purchase order files and logs. Generates reports as needed. Performs administrative support activities and other routine duties as needed. All duties and responsibilities may not be included in the above job description.
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.
“Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearance where required.”
Requires an Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Materials Management, Purchasing or a closely related field.
No experience is required.
Professional buying experience may substitute for the above education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
**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
Department may administer skills assessment test.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION NO
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 12
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.
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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.
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