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IT Purchasing Specialist

Job Summary:

The IT Purchasing Specialist is responsible for purchasing new computer and other information technology equipment by coordinating requests, researching and completing orders.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Researches information technology purchases, bids, and promotions by investigating new products; testing devises, evaluating performance; coordinating evaluations with requesting department and information systems staff; providing support for management purchasing decisions.
2. Completes purchase orders by selecting vendor, negotiating price, payment terms; arranging for product delivery, resolving delivery problems.
3. Approves payment by verifying bills from vendors with purchase orders and items received; resolving discrepancies.
4. Maintains historical reference of equipment by keeping records of items and services purchased prices, delivery and product or service acceptability.
5. Maintains quality service by following organization standards.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• High School or GED equivalency.
• 4 years’ of relevant experience, including troubleshooting hardware and software issues.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• None

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• A+ Certification.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of current technology.
• Knowledge to troubleshoot and test computer hardware.
• Knowledge to build and assemble parts.
• Knowledge to integrate peripheral equipment into hardware solutions.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Ability to consult with users about hardware solutions.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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