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Purchasing Account Clerk

Company: Village of Schaumburg
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Human Resources Department

101 Schaumburg Court

Schaumburg, IL 60193

The Village of Schaumburg is a thriving community of 75,936 residents located 12 miles west of O'Hare International Airport and approximately 26 miles northwest of the City of Chicago. The community is the base of the second largest concentration of retail, office and commercial activity in the state of Illinois. Of special distinction, the village was recently named one of the "Top Ten Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine, is ranked No. 5 overall in WalletHub's "Best Illinois Cities for Jobs" and, for the fifth year in a row, received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

The village employs approximately 600 employees in a variety of departments within the organization, such as police, fire, public works, engineering, finance, human resources, cultural services, community development, information technology, and transportation. Our employees work to serve the residents and strive to make Schaumburg the best community it can be.


Purchasing Account Clerk (Engineering & Public Works) with an online application deadline of 05/09/2021. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.

STARTING PAY RATE: $22.88 - $25.88 per hour based on a 35-hour work week. Salary dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is $22.88 - $34.86. This position is represented by a union; you may refer to the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement available on our website.

Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.


This position performs a wide range of purchasing and accounting duties required to maintain a centralized purchasing system including inventory work orders, procurement card program, and asset management functions.

To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will need to effectively communicate to a full range of people and be capable of prioritizing multiple projects, organize time and resources effectively, and complete work with accuracy. We are looking to add a team member with the ability to shift gears comfortably.


  • Associate's Degree in finance, accounting, or related field.
  • A minimum of one year of general office experience.
  • Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred or within six months of employment.

Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in receiving office callers and in making proper disposition of problems. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and the public. Working knowledge of accounting principles as applied to the maintenance of procurement and accounts payable. Considerable knowledge of office practices and procedures, and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in a professional manner. Use of proper language, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to perform mathematical computations, deductive reasoning, common sense approach, organizational ability, and multi-tasking.


  • This position works in a typical office setting.
  • Prolonged periods of concentration, proofreading, and extensive computer work.
  • Ability to cope with numerous interruptions.
  • May transport 20 pounds or more occasionally.


The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package which includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.


Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications. Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.


Keywords: Village of Schaumburg, Schaumburg , Purchasing Account Clerk, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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