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 PURCHASING AGENT I - Dallas, Texas, United States

Job information
Posted by: DHA Housing Solutions For North Texas 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Operations - Logistics
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: Lj9WE87hHg7wYNEWHNjP0bTX2aI91b / Latpro-3796416 
Date posted: Jun-02-2021
State, Zip: Texas, 75212


Summary: Under general supervision, provides central purchasing of supplies, materials and equipment, and required external services; responds to requests for information within the scope of authority.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Procures supplies, services and equipment for assigned departments in compliance with DHA procurement policy and procedures.
  • Provides customer support to DHA staff concerning purchase requirements; accesses and locates information for customers, staff, authorized agencies and others.
  • Reviews purchase requests; prepares requests for quotations, determines correct solicitation method and sources to be solicited; solicits and registers vendors and contractors; evaluates and confirms bids; compiles, validates and processes required documentation; recommends approval and obtains necessary signatures within scope of authority.
  • Creates purchase orders and processes through required approval process; prepares and updates reports, records and related documents; responds to inquiries and resolves issues within scope of authority.
  • Assists in preparing and coordinating construction bids, request for proposals, and request for qualifications; addresses questions and other issues that arise during the process.
  • Maintains contract database and track contract validity.
  • Maintains file integrity and confidentiality by adhering to DHA policies and procedures; assures the accuracy of the electronic and paper filing systems; researches files to monitor vendor performance, obtains requested information, inserts additional data, and checks accuracy of documents.
  • Monitors and manages inventory of standard supplies.
  • Enters requisition and vendor information into computer system and other records.
  • Explains nature of DHA programs, procedures and services to clients; maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, client records and DHA information.
  • Supports the relationship between DHA and the constituent population by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, and DHA staff.
  • Enthusiastically promotes the President/CEO’s priorities for the operations of DHA.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift and or carry up to 10 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree, AND two (2) years’ experience purchasing supplies for a large business; government agency purchasing experience preferred; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.


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