Purchasing Agent

County of El Paso, TX

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.

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.

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.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
For more info about the El Paso region and the position, please see our recruitment brochure: www.epcounty.com/documents/Purchasing-Agent.pdf

Job Details

Job Function
Other, Department Head/Director
Position Type
Full Time

County of El Paso


500 E San Antonio Ave
El Paso, TX 79901-2419
United States

Form of Government
County Council-Administrator/Manager