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Procurement Specialist

Date Posted: 6/26/2020
Salary: $20.00 per hour +/- DOQ; health benefits available, IMRF employer
Exemption: Non-Exempt

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How To Apply

Submit résumé, cover letter, and a DU-COMM application via email to HR@ducomm.org or in person. Applications are available at www.ducomm.org or at our facility located at 420 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. Applications will be accepted until July 20, 2020 at 3 pm or until the position is filled. Resumes alone will not be accepted, all items (resume, cover letter, completed application) must be submitted to be considered for the open position.

An email address MUST be included on the application as all hiring process communications will be handled via email.

Application Deadline

Deadline July 20, 2020 at 3 pm

Position Summary

DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) is seeking a full-time Procurement Specialist. DU-COMM is a large consolidated public safety communications center in Illinois and currently serves forty-four (44) member agencies and over 850,000 residents in DuPage and neighboring counties. DU-COMM receives requests for Police, Fire, and EMS via 9-1-1 and non-emergency lines. DU-COMM has a staff of 119 and employs 87 full-time 9-1-1 Telecommunicators. The FYE2021 budget is $18.2 million.

The Procurement Specialist works under the direction of the Deputy Director Support Services and acts as liaison between vendors, Support Services staff, and other departments within DU-COMM for planning and purchasing needs of the Support Services team.

Essential Job Functions

The primary responsibility of the Procurement Specialist is to serve as the purchasing agent and asset manager for the Support Services Department. This position will follow all fiscal and purchasing policies including obtaining competitive quotes, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and formal bid processes.

Essential functions include, but not limited to: preparing purchase orders (POs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and formal bids; asset management; ordering parts and equipment; managing inventory control; and paperwork compliance. Refer to the Procurement Specialist job description for other essential functions and requirements for this full-time position.


Candidates must have two (2) years’ experience in purchasing/procurement, asset management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, or bookkeeping. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

A strong candidate will also have municipal, county, or local government experience or experience in the procurement of supplies, materials, and equipment or asset management. Post-secondary degree in finance, public safety, or related field desirable. Abila MIP fund accounting software experience a plus.

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