City of Chicago CONTRACTS COORDINATOR - WAREHOUSE in Chicago, Illinois






Under direction, coordinates and directs the preparation and processing of procurement contracts for the Chicago Department of Aviation.


  • Manage financial budget accounts for all building trades and custodial trades.

  • Ensure that the trade groups comply with terms and condition of City contracts.

  • Order all material for all the trade groups, custodial, H & R plant and AMC Building.

  • Order material for large scale construction projects for contractors.

  • Order all energy savings materials for the Airport.

  • Maintain inventory levels in the Warehouse which has about 7,000 different commodity codes.

  • Work with Facilities on all projects with material cost and design.

  • Work with Capital Finance on PMO projects with material cost and design.

  • Work with all other consultants on projects with material cost and design.

  • Work with Aviation’s contract section on developing new contracts, providing cost estimates, scope of contract and material catalogs or line item descriptions.

  • Attend pre bid meetings.

  • Approve and sign lowest or approved bidder on contracts.

  • Liaison for the CDA for Procurement committees to help develop new contracts.

  • Supervise Chief Storekeepers.

  • Supervise staff for stock and nonstock materials.

  • Supervise auditing of invoices for payment.

  • Supervise trade sections on deciding what material is deemed no longer use at the Airport.

  • Update City works software with updated price and verbiage

  • And, other job related duties as required.


Location: Skilled Trades Warehouse Building #891

Address: 11601 W. Touhy Avenue, Chicago

Shift: Monday thru Friday

Hours: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

NOTE: Must be flexible to early and/or late meetings/schedule.

NOTE: This is a 24/7 on-call operations, based on operational needs.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a directly related field of study, plus four years of experience in the procurement of a variety of materials, supplies, and services; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.


This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.

NOTE: The candidate selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Threat Assessment (STA).

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous work experience in a governmental or public sector agency involving the procurement and negotiation of agreements for the acquisition of good and services

  • Previous supervisory experience related to the position

  • Previous work experience purchasing and contract administration within the public sector

  • Previous work experience in procurement and contract review (i.e. specifications, modifications, amendments, and requisitions

  • Previous work experience requiring large scale inventory control, warehousing or storekeeping

  • Previous work experience preparing supply and equipment inventory reports, and requisitions for supplies and equipment

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE : The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process , please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.


The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago Department of Human Resources

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. on November 23, 2018 . No exceptions will be made.