• Austin City Skyline
  • Buyer II


    This position is responsible for the purchase of supplies, equipment, services and construction through formal and informal solicitation methods in accordance with public purchasing policy and procedures. Purchases are high-volume, low to high-dollar and low to high risk. This position is also responsible for utilizing state and federal cooperative contracts and assist in the management of the Authority’s Purchase Card (P-Card) program. 


    • Act as point of contact for all departments by answering questions and requests including researching and providing solutions to various concerns.
    • Train Project Managers and Requestors to ensure compliance with various policies and procedures.
    • Evaluate department needs and provide guidance to efficiently meet those needs.
    • Receive, examine and process requisitions for routine and priority goods, services, and construction.
    • Develop informal solicitations (Micro and RFQ) and formal solicitations (IFB, RFP, and SOQ) in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
    • Utilize existing cooperative contracts as the Department of Information Resources (DIR), TXMAS, BuyBoard, H-GAC and GSA to purchase goods, services and construction.
    • Write contractual terms and conditions for supply, services and construction contracts that are fixed price, variable quantity and cost reimbursable in nature.
    • Analyze bids, conduct responsibility surveys for responsiveness determinations.
    • Provide guidance by training, mentoring and leading other buyers.
    • Assist requisitioners and buyers with purchase descriptions and justification memos.
    • Prepare informal Request for Quotes (RFQ) to solicit competitive quotes. 
    • Evaluate the price of goods and services offered to judge suitability for award by creating price and cost analysis.
    • Create purchase agreements, purchase orders, blanket agreements, and variable quantity contracts.
    • Administer contracts and purchase order to ensure requirements are being met and files accordingly.
    • Modify purchase orders, contracts and performs contract closeout activities.
    • Resolve vendor disputes and evaluates vendor performance.
    • Assist in reviewing agency-wide Purchase Card (P-Card) program, including procedures, P-Card training, transaction review, compliance checks and reporting and developing misuse memos.
    • Responsible for updating department desktop procedures and vendor guides.
    • Keep informed of new products, market conditions and current prices.
    • Represent procurement department at local community outreach activities and events
    • Support Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) process by following safety and security policies, considering safety in every action and reporting safety and security concerns.
    • Performs other duties as required and/or assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in purchasing, business or related field. Related experience will be substituted on a year for year basis up to four (4) years.
    • CPM, CPPO or similar certification preferred or ability to obtain within 1 year.
    • Five (5) years experience in the procurement field including three (3) years using formal and informal methods and contract administration, two (2) of which must be in a public setting. 
    • Using personal computer software for word-processing and creating spreadsheets and presentations. 
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