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Procurement Officer

City of Forest Park

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The purpose of this classification is to manage/coordinate the centralized acquisition of goods/services in support of City departments and agencies. 


  • Coordinates with all departments to facilitate the issuance of requests for bids, requests for quotes, and requests for information.
  • Assists with the development of scopes of work and prepares final document.
  • Arranges for advertising.
  • Conduct pre-bid and pre-proposal conferences and bid openings.
  • Facilitates pre-bid conferences as necessary.
  • Prepare and analyze competitive sealed bids, competitive sealed proposals, requests for quotations, and requests for statements of qualifications.
  • Receives bids.
  • Conducts opening of bids and records results.
  • Coordinates with all departments to review all contracts.
  • Consults with City Attorney as necessary.
  • Obtains appropriate signature(s) prior to issuance of contracts.
  • Collect and maintain a master file of all active City contracts.
  • Seeks to consolidate contracts issued by multiple departments when advantageous to the City. 
  • Procure or assist with the timely procurement of all goods, supplies, and services needed, in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures.
  • Issue purchase orders and change orders in accordance with applicable policies and ordinances.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and procurement policies and procedures by reviewing and monitoring procurements conducted by any designee, department, agency or official.
  • Maintain the integrity of the public procurement process.
  • Recommend policies regarding the procurement of goods, supplies, and services.
  • Ensure purchasing practices are consistent, open, and designed to encourage maximum competition and best value procurements.
  • Research market sources and vendors to locate and ensure most cost effective and competitive pricing for the purchase of supplies and services.
  • Prepare and issue solicitation documents.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Business Law, Finance, Public Administration, Purchasing, or closely related field; supplemented by a minimum of five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes governmental purchasing, procurement, contract administration, supervision, and personal computer operations.  E.O.E.


The work is sedentary which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


  • Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Visual Acuity: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.


Work is performed without exposure to adverse environmental condition, however some field work with exposure to minor environment conditions may be a function of assignment.



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