The Purchasing Agent is an appointed County official, appointed by a Board comprised of three State district judges and two members of Commissioners Court. As an independent official, the Purchasing Agent is part of the “check and balance” system established by the State legislature. Under a centralized procurement structure, the Purchasing Agent is responsible to direct and oversee the procurement of materials, supplies, services, and equipment including construction and professional services for the county except purchases and contracts required by law to be made on competitive bid. The Purchasing Agent supervises all purchases made on competitive bid pursuant to the County Purchasing Act and shall see that all purchases are delivered to the proper officer or department in accordance with the purchasing contract. The Purchasing Agent ensures strict compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, rules, policies, and regulations. The Purchasing Agent is also responsible for and operates the County inventory system and oversees the disposal of surplus, confiscated, and abandoned property.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION Minimum of ten years experience in a centralized purchasing activity in a large organization, including inventory management and control and land management experience, five of those years in a management capacity plus a bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field. Experience in governmental procurement and professional certification by a recognized national purchasing association preferred. Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED Must have or obtain by date of hire Texas driver's license applicable to job responsibilities, with a driving record acceptable to the County of El Paso. Must be bondable and must provide full financial disclosure on a periodic basis to ensure there is no conflict of interest. Must successfully pass a credit check which will be conducted in full compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Additional Salary Information: Depending on Qualifications
About El Paso County, TX
The County of El Paso was established in 1850 and is the local government authority responsible for the health, protection and welfare of area residents. County government also provides municipal services for the residents who live in unincorporated areas. The County of El Paso is divided into 4 precincts which are represented by 4 elected Commissioners, who along with the elected County Judge compose Commissioners Court. The County currently has 2,925 FTE staff. The County Commissioners represent citizens, respond to concerns, are policy makers, set the tax rate, and establish the county budget, which for FY21 is $475M. Commissioners Court also created a strategic plan for 2020—2024, and the main aspects are listed below:
Mission: Delivering sound and exceptional public services to the people of El Paso County through judicious, efficient, and responsive government, and the conscientious development of ideas that produce compassionate solutions to our community’s obligations, challenges, and ever changing demands.
Vision: Our unique heritage, diverse economy, and unified regional leadership provide an extraordinary quality of life for all.
Values: EPIC: Excellence, Professio...nalism, Integrity, and Creativity
Goals: Lead Justice Reform, Transform Economic Development, Increase Tourism, Upgrade Infrastructure, Promote Collaboration and Engagement, Advance Community Support Services, Value the El Paso County Family, Strengthen Financial Health, and Optimize Internal Processes.