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Purchasing Officer - City of Portland, TX (ID: 338324)

Title Purchasing Officer
Type Finance
Date Posted 2019-08-27
City / Organization City of Portland, TX
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JOB SUMMARY: The City of Portland, Texas is receiving applications for Purchasing Officer. The Purchasing Officer is a one-person department under the administrative direction of the Director of Finance.  The Purchasing Officer coordinates the purchase of goods and services for all city Departments to achieve the best value. This is accomplished by evaluating and processing electronic purchase orders for goods and services, developing specifications, issuing request for bids/proposals for goods and services, tabulating results, and recommending vendors, managing surplus/abandoned/impounded/seized property at public auction. May perform other related work as required.

This position is subject to the City of Portland’s Alcohol and Drug Testing Policy including pre-employment drug testing and the City’s Background Investigation Policy. The City of Portland verifies all applicant information prior to extending an offer of employment.  Applicants extended an offer are required to provide proof of identity and legal authority to work in the United States as per Federal immigration laws.  



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years’ experience in procurement, preferably in a municipal, county or governmental procurement required. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration with concentration in Finance/Accounting highly preferred. 

  • Must possess Certified Professional Public Buyer 9CPPB) and/or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) Certification, or be in the process of obtaining certification. 

  • Ability to make simple arithmetic calculations accurately and with reasonable speed commensurate with a high school diploma or equivalent. 


  • Valid Texas Class C Drivers’ License 

  • Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Buyer (CPPB), preferred. 

Please submit an application to Laura Delgado, Ed.D., Human Resource Manager via email at Applications may also be delivered in person or mailed to the City of Portland, Attention Laura Delgado, Ed.D., Human Resource Manager, 1900 Billy G. Webb Drive, Portland, Texas 78374. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City of Portland application.


Job Post Expiration Date   September 30, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .