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Procurement Specialist 2

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled. 


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing work in the purchase of a large variety of complex commodities and/or services of a specialized nature.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, administer and execute the procurement process to include verifying specifications, developing price schedules, coordinating with departments as necessary and finalizing invitation to bids, tabulate submissions and validate department recommendation.
  • Ensure the timely procurement of goods in accordance with procurement policies and all other applicable laws, policies and procedures.
  • Consult with department personnel on procurement needs, provides technical assistance for required goods.
  • Review and execute contracts via purchase orders within delegated authority
  • Communicate purchasing policies and procedures
  • Tabulate and evaluate bid submissions for responsiveness
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:   None


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of large scale purchasing methods and procedures, laws, and regulations
  • Knowledge of local and national market practices and pricing methods
  • Knowledge of merchandise receiving and invoicing procedures
  • Skilled in the proficient operation of personal computers & associated software
  • Ability to absorb and apply established procurement, procedures, laws and regulations
  • Ability to interpret information and write specifications for a variety of commodities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to evaluate the financial, production, and delivery capabilities of potential bidders and/or vendors


Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One year of related experience
  • Certified Purchasing Professional Certification preferred


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week




Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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