Purchasing Support -- Texas State Library & Archives Commission -- Austin, TX

Division: Administrative Services
Position Title: Purchasing Support
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Work Location: 1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78711
Working Hours: M-F 8-5
Salary Group: A13
Classification No. 0154 - Admin Assistant III
Job Posting No. 00022771
Monthly Salary: $2500 - $2950 /Month
Date Job Available: October 01, 2022

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Performs complex (journey-level) administrative support work in the Purchasing Department. Work involves providing internal administrative support including working on quote requests for non-IT related spot purchases (under $10,000), following up on processed purchase orders for goods, and processing required paperwork in coordination with the purchasing team; and overseeing the maintenance of the purchasing team inbox. All work must follow state guidelines, rules, policies, and laws. Administrative Assistant works with Purchasing Team to ensure internal and external deadlines are met and goods and services are procured in the most timely, efficient, and effective manner. May provide guidance to others. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Provide support to staff with purchasing related tasks, such as supply orders, training registrations, and CAPPS troubleshooting
  • Requests quotes from appropriate sources for non-IT related commodities or services up to $10,000
  • Runs queries and reports on a scheduled basis; Tracks order status and conducts appropriate follow-up with vendors
  • Maintains necessary records to comply with state and federal audit regulations
  • Compiles and submits required internal purchasing-related reports as assigned
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
  • Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures including safety and standards of conduct
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • May assist vendor with registration into CAPPS
  • May assist with IT related purchasing tasks as requested
  • May oversee agency Supply Store as needed or assigned


  • Graduation High School or equivalent certification
  • Experience procuring goods or services
  • Two years of public contact experience
  • Experience with an online e-procurement system
  • Must complete Basic Texas Purchaser course within the first six months of employment
  • Skill in using Microsoft software: Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of laws governing purchasing operations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain an electronic system for accurate record keeping
  • Ability to locate and utilize print and electronic sources for procurements
  • Ability to interpret, explain, and comply with purchasing rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to be flexible, demonstrated integrity, and strong work ethic


  • Experience with procurement procedures in a Texas state agency
  • Experience in using Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS), PeopleSoft, or Oracle-based software for procurement tool
  • Experience with Adobe PDF documents and skill using Adobe DC Pro or Adobe Sign software
  • Experience in using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or other virtual meeting software
  • Experience in providing support to non-purchasing staff and/or vendors about purchasing


  • Valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record; May use personal vehicle for travel
  • Criminal history check required of successful applicant
  • Work hours are standard 40 hours per week


  • Reports to the Purchasing Team Lead
  • No supervisory responsibilities


  • Potential to work remotely 2-3 days each week based on 6 months of successful performance
  • Ability to become trained as a certified Texas Purchaser, if desired
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