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Buyer I

Job Description

TITLE: Buyer I

JOB CODE: 9652



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 5

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 20,796.00
midpoint 25,788.00
maximum 30,780.00

PURPOSE: To provide routine and varied purchasing duties in a purchasing department. Responsible for independently determining the disposition of routine procurement problems, referring to a superior all non-routine problems.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Receive requisitions. Determine bidders. Accept, tabulate and make awards on all local purchases up to a certain dollar value. Prepare bid invitations and maintain bid suspense file. Type purchase orders. Advise departmental personnel on source for many and varied routine items. Determine current action through the use of past records. Confer with representatives of manufacturing and commercial firms concerning purchases. Perform related duties. Follow up and clarify discrepancies between invoice and purchase orders. Assist in identifying unmarked merchandise received in Receiving.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Close and frequent supervision most work and on all purchases of other than routine nature. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Specific instructions and advice to clerical personnel upon request.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High school graduation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: One year of purchasing experience. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: PC, adding machine and/or calculator and CRT. Extremely accurate in telephone work as well as written work pertaining to specifications, catalog numbers, prices, quantities, etc. Excellent. Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.