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IT Procurement Specialist, Austin, Tx

Austin, TX · Information Technology
Working Title: IT Procurement Specialist    
Solicitation Reference Number: 304137459   
Agency: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Location: 111 E 17th Street Austin, Texas 78711. 
Category: Information Technology Contracting and Procurement    

The Candidate will be part of the CPA Contract Administration and Procurement (CAP) team, performs advanced (senior-level) purchasing and procurement work. Work involves planning, coordinating, and preparing specifications for purchasing commodities and services; preparing procurement documents; and monitoring the maintenance of detailed records of items purchased, received, prepared, and issued.

Candidate will perform these tasks:
Coordinate the preparation, review, tracking, and processing of purchase orders.
Provide consultation to business users and technical resources for major information technology solicitations.
Coordinates and facilitates procurement-related meetings such as kick-off and pre-proposal meetings, post-award conferences, team briefings, and evaluation scorings.
Develops solicitations, contracts, and amendments by identifying provider resources, describing services to be rendered, evaluating information supplied by bidders, and negotiating contract specifications.
Review the preparation and distribution of bid invitations to vendors.
Facilitate meetings and perform problem resolution.
Maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers.
Review or prepare the delivery of statutorily required reports.
Monitor the requisitions and orders of merchandise, supplies, and equipment by using, interpreting, and monitoring established guidelines, rules, policies, and laws.
Monitor legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to purchasing and procurement.

Must be able to:
Work independently in a diverse team environment with on-site and remote teams.
Lead or attend meetings with business users to coordinate activities.
Lead evaluations for major solicitations.
Multi-task with a willingness to put in extra efforts when necessary.
Identify problems and propose innovative solutions.
Communicate complex concepts clearly, accurately, and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Participate and/or lead in project management, coordination, planning, and scheduling with CPA staff.
Follow written standards and procedures as well as work independently.
Keep management informed of status of on activities through accurate, timely, and appropriate reporting.

Required/Preferred Skills: 
08 yrs, Required - Knowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures
05 yrs, Required - Knowledge of Texas state procurement laws and statutes
05 yrs, Required - Knowledge of Department of Information Resources (DIR) and other supply sources
05 yrs, Required - Experience in collaborating and communicating effectively across multiple subject matter groups
05 yrs, Required - Experience in leading major information technology solicitation meetings and evaluations
05 yrs, Required - Experience in contract negotiation strategies and techniques
05 yrs, Required - Knowledge of Microsoft Word
05 yrs, Required - Knowledge of Microsoft Excel
03 yrs, Required - Knowledge of security policy, procedures, and requirements
01 yrs, Required - Certified Contract Texas Developer (CTCD)
02 yrs, Preferred - Knowledge of Microsoft Teams
02 yrs, Preferred - Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint
02 yrs, Preferred - Knowledge of Centralized Accounting Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) Purchasing Module

Work Hours:
Candidate must be available to work 8 to 5 Central Standard Time. Alternative work hours must be pre-approved by the Direct Supervisor. On occasion, the candidate may need to be available for user acceptance testing for weekend uploads of data migration into the production environment.

Onsite Requirement:
The Candidate will be onsite at least three days a week. Telework schedule for remaining two days a week must be pre-approved by Direct Supervisor.
Debbie Pedigo
CEO / Senior Staffing Consultant
Pedigo Staffing Services
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