City of Detroit Planning and Procurement Specialist - Detroit Building Authority in Detroit, Michigan

Planning and Procurement Specialist - Detroit Building Authority


$40,000.00 - $45,000.00 Annually


MI 48226, MI

Job Type

Appointed-Directors-Discretion of Mayor/Leg Body


Non Departmental

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  • Description

  • Benefits



The Planning & Procurement Specialist position is intended for a qualified individual with minimal professional experience who is looking for a historic opportunity to work with the largest federally funded blight elimination program in the nation. The US Department of Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund Program is a cornerstone in Mayor Duggan's effort to revitalize the City of Detroit, and this position will serve as an integral function in the Program.

The Planning & Procurement Specialist will report to the Planning & Procurement Manager and will assist the Planning & Procurement Manager with all tasks related to the procurement of contractors for the Hardest Hit Fund's Demolition Program. Qualified candidates will possess basic knowledge of the US Department of Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund program, Detroit's government departments and agencies, Detroit neighborhoods, and an understanding of the planning and procurement environment.

Examples of Duties

  • Assist the Planning & Procurement Manager in creating Request for Proposals (RFP) or Request for Qualifications (RFQ);

  • Help coordinate, plan, and assist with public bid openings and bid reviews

  • Track the execution of contract and issuance of Notice to Proceed, as necessary;

  • Work with Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to calculate hydrant permit fees and coordinate service disconnections, as necessary;

  • Track all relevant data points regarding project planning and procurement activities;

  • Organize and maintain all documentation related to planning and procurement activities for demolition targets

  • Perform other tasks, as directed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in any discipline is preferred

  • Professional experience in working with a local unit of government or relevant agency may satisfy the education background

  • One year experience in Procurement-related activities

  • Advanced communication (oral & written) skills;

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;

  • Basic knowledge of database management tools/systems;

City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.



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Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.

Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

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