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Procurement Specialist 3

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled. 


Position Summary:

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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the timely procurement of goods and non-professional services utilizing bids and competitive sealed proposals in accordance with procurement policies and all other applicable laws, policies and procedures.
  • Consult with department personnel on procurement needs, provides technical assistance for goods and non-professional services.
  • Assist in determining solicitation method for complex, formal and discretionary procurements may also assist with high profile contracts.
  • Conduct product and vendor research for goods and non-professional services to determine market volatility, price trends, availability, alternative products and potential future problems or opportunities.
  • Plan, administer and execute the procurement process to include developing specifications/scope of work, developing pricing matrix, coordinating with appropriate departments, finalizing solicitation documents, tabulating bids/proposals, facilitating evaluation and selection process.
  • Review and execute contracts via purchase orders within delegated authority.
  • Facilitate contract negotiations with vendors.
  • Prepare award recommendations and coordinates with client department for Cooperative’s Board consideration.
  • Develop training modules, trains and mentors employees in purchasing polices and procedures, and assists in the training of suppliers.
  • 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 and associated software.
  • Ability to absorb and apply established procurement, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Ability to interpret information and write advanced specifications for a variety of commodities and services.
  • 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
  • Three years of related experience
  • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) 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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