Fort Bend County

  • Buyer I - Purchasing

    Job Locations US-TX-Richmond
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/25/2018 1:46 PM)
    Job Code
    # of Openings
    Min Start Salary
    USD $1,263.20/Bi.
    Max Start Salary
    USD $1,487.20/Bi.
  • Overview

    Provides assistance to department in complying with overall purchasing goals and objectives for Fort Bend County.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.


    Reviews and shops requisitions.  Processes requisitions into purchase orders; Reviews and modifies purchase orders.  Provides public relations assistance in dealing with vendors and other departments; Inputs vendor information.  Tracks or monitors budget expenditures; Recommends equipment expenditures.  Requisitions supplies; Performs walk through to assure merchandise ordered is received.  Assists end users on financial system; Assists other departments in problem solving; Assists and/or instructs other employees with their duties.  Tracks and coordinates problems and resolutions as they relate to contract terms and conditions due to vendor’s failure to meet specification of term contract.  Resolves and investigates buyer messages and AP reconciliation messages in the financial system software.  Receives, verifies and maintains vendor insurance certificates.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.



    High School Diploma; One year job related experience.  Strong computer skills; Strong verbal, written communication, math, accounting skills, organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, and elected officials.  Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.  Working knowledge of Lawson Financial System preferred.


    SALARY RANGE: Administrative/Clerical Grade 8, $1,263.20 - $1,487.20 biweekly based on qualifications

    CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position


    All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


    Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate

    on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national

    origin, or any other reason protected by law.



    To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at




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