Job Description

Community Health Choice, Inc. (Community) is a non-profit managed care organization (MCO), licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance. Through its network of more than 10,000 providers and 94 hospitals, Community serves over 400,000 Members with the following programs:

* Medicaid State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) program for low-income children and pregnant women

* Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the children of low-income parents, which includes CHIP Perinatal benefits for unborn children of pregnant women who do not qualify for Medicaid STAR

* Health Insurance Marketplace Plans that offer individual health coverage that includes preventive care, emergency services, prescription drugs, and hospitalization available to all, regardless of pre-existing conditions.

* Community Health Choice (HMO D-SNP), a Medicare Advantage Dual Special Needs plan for people with both Medicare and Medicaid that combines Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, and Medicaid benefits with additional health benefits like dental, vision, transportation, and more.

Improving Members' experiences is at the heart of every Community position. We strive every day to make sure that our Members have access to the high-quality health care they need and deserve.

Community is accredited by URAC for its health plan operations. We offer care management programs for asthma, diabetes, and high-risk pregnancy. An affiliate of the Harris Health System (Harris Health), Community is financially self-sufficient and receives no financial support from Harris Health or from Harris County taxpayers.

Skills / Requirements

The Buyer purchases goods and services less than or equal to $50,000 for assigned commodities and coordinates the preparation and execution of sole source, personal/professional services, and maintenance agreements.   The Buyer is Harris County's representative to the supplier base in efforts to satisfy end user requirements for these goods and services.   The Buyer may occasionally generate specifications, evaluate offers and bids and write award recommendations for procurements over $50,000.  The Buyer is knowledgeable of all rules and regulations governing each purchasing process utilized by Harris County.


1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Associates degree or equivalent experience in lieu of degree 

2. Work Experience (Years and Area): 2 years purchasing experience with degree OR 4 years experience in lieu of degree

3. Management Experience (Years and Area): N/A

4. Software Operated: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Check Applicable Areas)

1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing /Composing  (Correspondence  / Reports )

2. Other Skills: MS Word, MS Excel

3. Advanced Education: N/A

4. Work Schedule: Flexible

5. Other Requirements: A basic understanding of each informal purchasing process as utilized by Harris County and knowledge of procurement laws and purchasing policies.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Supervisor/Manager


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