MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) Contracts and Purchasing Division (CPD) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join a team of procurement professionals committed to improving educational outcomes for all public-school students in the state. This position is part of the procurement team who draft and advertise complex solicitations and facilitate the vendor selection (evaluation) process for those solicitations. The team develops approximately 40 solicitations (RFP, RFQ, SOW and RFO) each year. Individual members of the team will publish 8-12 solicitations each year and manage an average workload of 5-6 solicitations in development, publishing, and/or evaluation activities at any given time. This position may support other team or division members with procurement activities including contract negotiation, formation, monitoring and/or closeout activities.
A detailed resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Major coursework in business administration, information technology, education, finance, or other closely related field is preferred.
Experience: At least 2 years of experience in public procurement. Substantial experience in Texas public procurement, specifically competitive solicitation development activities, is preferred.
Current certification as a Certified Texas Contract Developer (CTCD) or Certified Texas Purchasing Manager (CTPM) is required.
Substitutions: Each additional year of related experience above the required minimum may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.
Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.
This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.