Finance, Economics, Banking, Government and Military
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 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 annual starting salary range is $64,220 - $73,108, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package. Applicationsmust be submitted online to champaignil.gov/jobs no later than Sunday, March 28, 2021.
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.
A bachelor’s degree 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.
Understanding of diversity inclusion policies or programs.
Ability to manage complex projects.
Two years of experience making purchases and procuring goods and services, or direct oversight of purchases.
Ability to write reports summarizing complex financial information.
Experience with using complex software systems, such as Tyler/Munis, SunGard/Superion, GEMS, Banner, Questica, ePrism, PeopleSoft, etc.
Drug screening and criminal background check will be required.
Additional Salary Information: The annual starting salary range is $64,220 - $73,108, DOQ, plus an excellent fringe benefits package.
About City of Champaign
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.