The Executive Ethics Commission (EEC) of the State of Illinois seeks applicants for the position of State Purchasing Officer (SPO) with the Chief Procurement Office for General Services (CPO-GS).
The CPO-GS ensures that more than $7 billion in procurements under its jurisdiction are fair, transparent, accountable and in the best interest of the State. The CPO-GS is under the umbrella of the EEC, a nine-member commission that promotes transparency, fairness, and integrity by facilitating compliance and enforcement of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act. The EEC appoints the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), subject to Senate confirmation, and provides staff and other support in furtherance of the independent procurement role of the CPO. The staff members of the CPO-GS are dedicated public servants focused on providing exceptional service and valuable results to the agencies and people we serve.
The SPO is appointed to a 5-year term by the CPO and represents the CPO at the agency level. The SPO’s procurement authority is derived from the CPO, enabling this position to help meet the legitimate needs of the agency through a well-run procurement organization.
Responsibilities of the SPO include:
To become a part of this energetic and exceptional organization the SPO must possess the following qualifications and skills:
Equivalent degree or non-degree education, or education plus relevant professional experience may be considered.
The SPO is appointed by the Chief Procurement Officer to a term of five years beginning on the date of the officer's appointment. By law, the SPO must be able to receive certification by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) or the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) within 30 months of appointment. Prerequisites to testing for certification include:
For detailed information on becoming certified with UPPCC please visit https://www.uppcc.org/Certification
For detailed information on becoming certified with ISM please visit :ISM - Certification - Certification Process
Office Information The SPO works in a collaborative environment, interacting with state employees and the public via email, telephone, and in person. The work location is an office setting, requiring business casual or business dress attire.
Address: 401 South Spring Street, William Stratton Building,
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Work hours: This is a full-time position with a work week consisting of 37 ½ hours per work during normal business hours.
Benefits: This position is eligible to be a member of the State of Illinois Group Insurance program with health, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage options. Additionally, this position will earn 12 paid sick days per calendar year, a minimum of 10 paid vacation days per calendar year, 3 paid personal days per calendar year, and 12 paid state holidays per calendar year, prorated based on start date.
This is a non-code position. This position is not subject to collective bargaining and does not require a current grade from Central Management Services. NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire.
Agency Contact: Executive Ethics Commission Human Resources Office 401 South Spring Street, William Stratton Building, Room 515 Springfield, Illinois 62706
How to Apply: Applicants should send the following to the address above by 4:30 pm on Friday, February 7, 2020:
Applicants may also submit required information via email to Christine.Lazarides@illinois.gov. The Executive Ethics Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. Please contact the Human Resources Office with requests for reasonable accommodations. The Equal Employment Opportunity / American with Disabilities Act Officer is responsible for ensuring compliance with these laws. Any issues or concerns should be addressed to the EEO/ADA Officer at 401 S. Spring St, Room 515, Springfield, Illinois, 62706, or by calling (217) 558-1393.