Recruitment #2302-4615-001



Appointment and continued employment are at the pleasure of the Administration Director.


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight cultural attractions, vibrant neighborhoods, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.


The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity. 


As part of a dynamic, purpose-driven team, the Contract Compliance Officer provides oversight of contracting procedures and compliance for the Emerging Business Enterprise Program (EBEP).

Essential Functions

Technical and Analytical

  • Implement practices and procedures to ensure optimal opportunities for emerging businesses to participate fully in City of Milwaukee procurement and contracts, in accordance with the City's EBEP.
  • Ensure contractor compliance with City's Minimum Wage ordinance, Prevailing Wage Ordinance, EBEP participation, Residency Preference Program (RPP), First-Source Employment Program and apprentice participation ratios.
  • Rectify violations, hold contractor payments and recommend disqualification of contractors, as required; prepare related correspondence.
  • Provide technical assistance to businesses related to contracts and procurement opportunities; assist prime contractors in identifying EBEP subcontractors for compliance with EBEP contractual commitments throughout the life of the contract, using on-site and desk audits.
  • Assist in the further development of a database that will assist in monitoring EBEP office programming efforts, such as prevailing wage and EBEP and RPP participation.
  • Research and prepare investigative reports and surveys; suggest and draft contract language changes and other reports.

Administrative and Program Promotion

  • Schedule, prepare minutes and assist the EBEP Manager at meetings and compliance hearings.
  • Attend pre-bid and preconstruction meetings in the EBEP Manager's absence.
  • Collect, disseminate and store all contract documents.
  • Maintain records on all certified workers. Assemble Residency data for annual report to Common Council.
  • Certify contractor employees as “Resident Workers,” including coordinating with Community Employment Agencies.
  • Create and maintain opportunities to promote the efforts of the Emerging Business Enterprise Program.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here.


The Contract Compliance Officer is required to file a statement of economic interests in accordance with the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances Chapter 303-Code of Ethics.


  • Must be willing to work on occasion evenings and weekends to meet departmental needs.
  • Position requires travel to various sites throughout the City of Milwaukee.
  • Must be willing to carry a cell phone during work hours.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Two years of progressively responsible experience in contract administration and compliance or a closely related field.
  3. The ability to travel independently throughout the City of Milwaukee by public transportation, walking, bicycling, or driving.

Equivalent combinations of education and professional experience will be considered.


NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD) or master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of public sector bidding processes.
  • Ability to read and accurately apply State Statutes and City of Milwaukee Ordinances as they relate to contract execution and compliance.
  • Ability to read and interpret a wide variety of materials, including legislation, procedures, policies, reports, and technical publications.
  • Skill in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create documents, analyze data and create effective presentations.  
  • Ability to apply basic statistical analysis skills, using computer software.
  • Knowledge of data research, collection, and analysis techniques.
  • Ability to gather evidence from a variety of sources, organize and analyze the evidence, and draw logical conclusions.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Excellent written communication skills to compose research reports, email correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to verbally present facts and data in an organized and logical manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with team members, departmental representatives and City officials.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations.
  • Honesty, integrity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Judgment and Professionalism

  • Skill in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Organization skills to plan and accomplish work, manage multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision
  • Skill in problem solving, decision making and execution, and in exercising good judgement.
  • Ability to coordinate and initiate actions necessary to minimize or eliminate risk.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and serve as an effective steward of City resources.

Current Salary

The current salary range (2JX) is $71,341-$90,796, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $73,482-$93,520. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Paternal Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process


  • Screening for this position will be based on an evaluation of each applicant’s education, experience, and professional accomplishments, which should be detailed in a cover letter, resume and transcripts (if applicable).
  • Cover letter and resume must be sent via email to the Jeff Harvey at by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2023.
  • Please indicate “Contract Compliance Officer” in the subject line of the email.
  • Questions relative to the selection process may be directed to Jeff Harvey at
  • The City of Milwaukee reserves the right to invite only the most qualified applicants to participate in the selection process. 


  • The selection process will be conducted as soon as practical after February 28, 2023.
  • Receipt of application materials may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.


The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.