The Chief Procurement Office for General Services (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 Chief Procurement Office for General Services is under the umbrella of the Executive Ethics Commission (EEC), a nine-member commission that promotes transparency, fairness, and integrity by facilitating compliance and enforcement of the 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 Procurement Specialist position offers a rewarding career path for individuals interested in making a positive difference in the State of Illinois procurement process. The Procurement Specialist serves in a trainee capacity receiving orientation and training in the principles and practices, methods, and techniques of governmental procurement. This position has access to professional skills development by working and training with a diverse group of public procurement professionals within the Chief Procurement Office and the various agency procurement staffs. As a Procurement Specialist, you will have the opportunity for promotion after successfully completing required training and demonstrating knowledge of the Illinois Procurement Code and the Chief Procurement Office processes and procedures.
To become a part of this energetic and exceptional organization the Procurement Specialist must possess the following qualifications and skills:
The Procurement Specialist 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 generous 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.
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
Applicants should send the following to the address above by 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020:
training, experience, and/or coursework qualify you for this position, and identifying how you learned of this position, and
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.