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 is responsible for championing, managing, and monitoring internal and external compliance with the Champaign Diversity Advancement Program (CDAP). The CDAP program encourages City departments, contractors, and other vendors doing business with the City to increase the amount of goods and services provided by local businesses owned by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantages groups. Additionally, 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 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.
Drug screening and criminal background check will be required. The annual starting salary range is $62,654 - $71,326, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Applications must be submitted online no later than Sunday, March 29, 2020.
A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, finance 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 tasks.
Ability to manage complex projects.
Understanding of diversity inclusion policies or programs.
Two years of experience making purchases and procuring goods and services, or direct oversight of purchases.
Experience with using complex financial systems, such as Tyler/Munis, SunGard/Superion, GEMS, Banner, Questica, ePrism, PeopleSoft, etc.
About City of Champaign
The City of Champaign operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and Council serve as the policy makers and legislative body, while the City Manager is the administrative head of the City's organization. The City has approximately 550 employees. Benefits include holidays, sick leave, vacation, personal leave, participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, a flexible spending program, a deferred compensation plan, and a Retirement Health Savings Plan.
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