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4 Year Degree
The City of Champaign seeks qualified candidates for a career opportunity as a Purchasing/Compliance Specialist in the Finance Department.
Responsibilities of Position
This position coordinates and manages the purchasing functions for all departments, including the development of systems and procedures to ensure that the City Code and all administrative policy requirements related to purchasing are met. Responsibilities include managing the day to day operations of purchasing and the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP), training and coordinating with City staff and outside vendors to ensure that purchasing policies and procedures are followed, maintaining purchasing related software, and reporting on the results of programs to City Council.
The City’s mission is to provide responsive, caring, cost-effective service in partnership with our community. The following values guide our work: Personal Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Teamwork, Results. The City of Champaign is committed to promoting a work environment and a community that values and supports diversity and inclusion.
The annual starting salary range is $62,654 - $71,326, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Applications must be submitted online to champaignil.gov/jobs no later than Sunday, October 20, 2019.
A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or a related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Ability to exercise good judgment, including interpreting policies and procedures and making decisions consistent with those policies and procedures.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple procurements and projects.
Experience with using complex financial systems, such as Tyler/Munis, SunGard/Superion, GEMS, Banner, Questica, ePrism, PeopleSoft, etc.
Experience with spreadsheet applications, such as Microsoft Excel.
Two years of experience making purchases and procuring goods and services, or direct oversight of purchases.
Experience in the design, management, or implementation of Minority Business Enterprise/Woman Business Enterprise compliance initiative.
Experience with diversity supplier procurement programs.
Public sector experience in purchasing, procurement, and/or diversity supplier procurement programs.
The City of Champaign has a workforce of more than 500 people, and is a leading employer in the Champaign area. Working for the City means helping our community to thrive and grow. The City is a great place to work, and provides an extensive benefits package; a variety of jobs, work locations and hours; and employee development opportunities. Join us and you will discover a diverse, dynamic and rewarding environment.
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