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Date:  Sep 16, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-1813

Job Requisition ID:  17286

Agency :  [[Illinois Department of Agriculture]] 
Closing Date/Time:
Salary:   $4,982-$7,369/anticipated starting salary  
Job Type:   [[Procurement]]  
County:   [[Sangamon]]  
Number of Vacancies:   [[1]]  
Plan/BU:   [[RC-062]]  


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Posting Identification Number  17286

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Agriculture seeks interested candidates for the position of Executive I in the Procurement Bureau.  This position serves as Procurement Lead Worker that organizes, plans, executes, controls, and evaluates procurements for the department. We invite all interested applicants to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Under direction of the Agency Procurement Officer (APO), serves as Procurement Lead Worker that organizes, plans, executes, controls, and evaluates procurements for the department.
  2. Oversees and evaluates annual contracts, renewals, large and small purchases utilizing appropriate State software programs. 
  3. Serves as Lead Worker to lower-level procurement staff.
  4. Assists in the development, preparation, and presentation of training to personnel on a range of procurement topics.
  5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

    1.  Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college,            preferably with coursework in business or public administration.

    2. Requires one year of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization, or              completion of an agency approved professional management training program.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prefers extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.

2. Prefers working knowledge of the functions of state government and of the character of relationships between the executive branch with the other branches, and between the State and higher and lower levels of government.

3. Prefers working knowledge of the principles of governmental accounting and procurement.

4. Prefers experience analyzing administrative problems and adopting an effective course of action.

5. Prefers experience exercising judgment and discretion in developing, implementing and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.

6.  Prefers experience developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships and to deal tactfully with controversial problems while maintaining confidentiality of all active, ongoing solicitations..

 7. Prefers experience evaluating more difficult procurement issues as they relate to procurement activity within the eProcurement Bidbuy system.

Specialized Skills:

1.Of the two-year responsible administrative experience, one year of responsible administrative experience in procurement experience and experience writing and drafting Request for Quote (RFQ's), Invitation for Bid (IFB's), Request for Proposal (RFP's) and Requests for Information (RFl's) is required.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the ability to successfully pass a name-based background check. 

Work Hours:  8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m./Mon-Fri  
Work Location: [[Block Building, ISF]]  
Agency Contact:

Bureau of Human Resources


Phone #:217-785-5099

Job Family:  Fiscal/Finance/Business  


This position DOES contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).


Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this
position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, 
prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive 
Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.


The Illinois Department of Agriculture (AGR) administers an annual budget of more than $100 million and employs more than 300 people statewide, with several hundred more temporary employees hired during the Illinois State Fair and Du Quoin State Fair.  Separate bureaus administer programs and services directed at conserving the state's land and water resources; protecting the health and welfare of livestock and companion animals; overseeing state and county fairs; regulating seed, feed and fertilizer products; ensuring the financial stability of grain dealers and warehouses; promoting Illinois food and agricultural products; and operating the state's horse racing program.  


AGR values employees with different backgrounds, life experiences, and talents.  


AGR offers a robust benefit package including; 

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules in many program areas
  • Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
  • 10 Weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation, and other pre-tax benefit programs
  • Employees earn twelve (12) paid sick days annually
  • Ten to twenty-five (10-25) paid vacation days based on years of service
  • Employees earn three (3) paid personal days pro-rated based on start date
  • Thirteen - Fourteen (13-14) paid state holidays annually


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