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IT Procurement Specialist

Company: novalink Solutions llc
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionTexas Comptroller of Public Accounts requires the services of 1 IT Procurement Technician 3, hereafter referred to as Candidate(s), who meets the general qualifications of IT Procurement Technician 3, Information Technology Contracting and Procurement and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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. The 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. The Candidate will perform other related work as assigned.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.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. CANDIDATE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: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. Must have:· Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.· Strong research and problem-solving skills. Must perform other related work as assignedRequirementsMinimum Requirements: Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.YearsRequired/PreferredExperience8RequiredKnowledge of purchasing and procurement methods and procedures5RequiredKnowledge of Texas state procurement laws and statutes5RequiredKnowledge of Department of Information Resources (DIR) and other supply sources5RequiredExperience in collaborating and communicating effectively across multiple subject matter groups5RequiredExperience in leading major information technology solicitation meetings and evaluations5RequiredExperience in contract negotiation strategies and techniques5RequiredKnowledge of Microsoft Word5RequiredKnowledge of Microsoft Excel3RequiredKnowledge of security policy, procedures, and requirements1RequiredCertified Contract Texas Developer (CTCD)2PreferredKnowledge of Microsoft Teams2PreferredKnowledge of Microsoft SharePoint2PreferredKnowledge of Centralized Accounting Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) Purchasing Module

Keywords: novalink Solutions llc, Austin , IT Procurement Specialist, Other , Austin, Texas

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