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Contract Specialist

Date: Mar 1, 2018, 12:15 PM
Title: Contract Specialist
Agency: City of Highland Park
Address: Highland Park, il
Salary Range: $50148 To $75266

Job Description

Preparation, circulation and evaluation of all procurement documents in use in the Department of Public Works. Acts as primary contact for Freedom of Information Requests for the Department.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education: Graduation from a high school (or GED), two-year college or business school with major course work in secretarial science or business administration; secretarial and administrative assistant experience at the executive level; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge, abilities, and skills described herein. Experience: Five years of progressive responsibility in an office/ administrative setting. At least two years of experience with contract process and procedures preferred. Certification or License: A valid Illinois driver's license or equivalent is required. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Proficiencies: Thorough knowledge of business English, grammar, punctuation, and arithmetic; the principles and methods of office management and standard office procedures, systems, and equipment; the functions, laws, rules, regulations, and policies of the City or the ability to acquire such knowledge during a reasonable period of training. Working skill in exercising good judgment, maintaining confidentiality, and making responsible decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures; prioritizing, organizing, and performing work independently; exceptional skill in operating a personal computer with the software and programs necessary to perform the work of the department; planning and maintaining complex office and record keeping sequences and systems; communicating effectively orally and in writing; composing and preparing correspondence. Additional information available at

Application Process: Applications may be filed online at the City's website at

Contact Name: Jennifer A. Houtz-Menzies
Contact Phone: 847.926.1013
Contact Email:
Closing Date:

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