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Assistant Procurement - Operations

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Assistant Procurement - Operations🔍Houston, Texas, 3100 Main📁Managerial & Professional📅20001UR Requisition #📅Nov 20, 2020 Post Date

Job SummarySupports the Procurement Operations Department’s businessfunctions, which include; Contract Administration, 1295 Ethics reporting, LBBcontract reporting and related reporting, PeopleSoft query reporting,requisition and purchase order workflow maintenance, requisition originationfor the Procurement Department, and purchase order receiving. Supports andworks towards operational excellence with continuous improvement methodologiesand mindset in leading business process change.


Assist with preparing formal bid documents for goods and servicesfor the purpose of ensuring that materials are in compliance with all Federal,State, local procurement regulations.

Compile reference data from a variety of sources; including, butnot limited to: local and State codes, board policies, vendor sources, etc., toreview compliance with College policies and procedures.

Inform HCC staff and vendors regarding procedural requirements;including, but not limited to: ordering and purchasing procedures, availablefunds, etc., to facilitate the purchasing process with established practices.

Maintain purchasing documents, files and records; including, butnot limited to: Requests for Proposals, vendor files, etc., to ensure theavailability of documentation and compliance with established policies andregulatory guidelines.

Participate in meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc., andgather information required to perform job functions and convey information.

Perform general and program specific clerical functions;including, but not limited to: answering the telephones, responding to emails,scheduling, copying, emailing, etc., in support of departmental activities.

Process financial data and documents; including, but not limitedto: bids, bid/proposal receipts, mail, etc., to update and distributeinformation and/or to acquire resources to support procurement operation incompliance with established guidelines.

May be required to issue requisitions to request departmentalgoods and services within assigned limits for the purpose of facilitatingon-site ability to acquire required supplies and/or equipment.

Review documents and data; including, but not limited to: incomingrequisitions, tabulation sheets, past purchases, reconciliations, inventories,etc., to ensure completeness and accuracy of purchasing process.

Provide customer service assistance to end-users within andoutside of HCC, and follow up with vendors regarding all outstanding purchaseorders, reference checks and inquiries for items or documents not received bybuyers.

Provide system administration for online ordering systemsincluding processing and releasing orders, user set up, approval, andmaintenance.

Conduct internet research for buyers to determine sources ofsupply prior to major purchases or award of contracts.

May be required to send out requests for quotes and determine thebest value offered by vendors in relation to small dollar purchases.

Perform other duties, tasks and assignments as required. QUALIFICATIONSEducation &Experience

• High School Diploma or GED required• 2 years related experience required Licensing &Certification

• Valid Texas Driver License Special Skills• MS Office Programs• Strong abilities in PeopleSoft related to reporting, requisitioncreation, and work flow

• Working diligently, accurately, and with purpose towardscontinuous improvement

• Ability to meet requirements of several different internalclients

Competencies• Delivering High Quality Work• Accepting Responsibility• Serving Customers• Supporting Organizational Goals• Driving Continuous Improvement• Acting with Integrity• Thinking Critically• Managing Change• Communicating Effectively WorkingConditions

General office. May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit;use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision anddistance vision. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone,multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and calculator. Manualdexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes. Ability to travel to andfrom meetings, training sessions or other business-related events. May berequired to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.

SECURITYSENSITIVE: This job class may contain positions that aresecurity sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas EducationCode § 51.215


HoustonCommunity College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of highereducation offering a high-quality, affordable education for academicadvancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning toprepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a globaland technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduatesstep into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of thelargest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houstonarea for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Collegesand Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associatedegree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers ofExcellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among allcommunity colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minoritiesand No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our studentpopulation from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choicein support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining andmotivating the best employees.

The Team Be a part ofa dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance andinspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registrationand financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of ourCenters of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic successplanning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them withcommunity networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Maketheir student experience exceptional.

Location Houston is acity with limitless possibilities:

• Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, secondonly to New York City’s 55.

• 145languages are spoken here.

• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308urban areas recently surveyed.

• Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual HoustonLivestock Show & Rodeo.

• Theweather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyedyear-round.

• World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for itsfirst-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistentlyranking among the nation’s top institutions.

• Withover 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museumsare a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.

• Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If thissounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, pleaseapply right away.

EEO StatementHouston Community College does notdiscriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’sstatus. Thefollowing person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding thenon-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, TitleIX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517 Houston TX, 77266713 718.8271 or [email protected] HCC values its employees and their contributions,promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, andprovides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity,innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require specialaccommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.




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Posted: 11/30/2020
Application Due: 12/7/2020
Work Type: Full Time