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    Posted: 11/21/2021

    The Austin community has spoken and Capital Metro is answering the call to bring enhanced transit options to the region.  There's a lot of work to be done in support of this growth.  We are looking for Buyers who can get behind the mission and want to be a part of what Capital Metro is doing to serve the community.

    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. 

    •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. 

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    •Knowledge of public purchasing methods and procedures. Familiarity with the Federal Transit Administration’s Circular 4220.1F and Chapter 451 of the Texas Transportation Code preferred.
    •Ability to compile and analyze data and make complex estimations and projections. 
    •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to use tact and diplomacy when working with internal customers and vendors.  
    •Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally and to produce documents using proper sentence structure, grammar and punctuation.
    •Ability to maintain fiduciary obligation when handling materials and information of a confidential nature. 

    Capital Metro is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. Capital Metro makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.


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