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Human Resources Manager

Northwest, Texas, 79932, United States
November 09, 2018

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Michelle LePage

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El Paso, TX 79932


Objective: I am recently retired from the City of El Paso and am looking for a position to keep me busy and in which I can make a rewarding contribution to the organization. I have a well-rounded employment experience in purchasing, contracts, capital projects, human resources, and writing. My education includes journalism and law, human resources management, paralegal training and business administration. Personally, I am a hard-working, efficient and conscientious employee who works well with superiors, coworkers and subordinates. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Administrative Analyst

El Paso Water Utility, Texas

Purchasing and Contract Administration Section, February, 2015 to November, 2015 (retired) Supervisor: Art Duran, Chief Financial Officer, later Rosemary Guevara (9 months) 40+ hours per week


Same duties as Purchasing Agent with a concentration on contracts and supervision of one Senior Office Assistant and two Project Compliance Specialists

Purchasing Agent

El Paso Water Utility, Texas

Purchasing and Contract Administration Section, February, 2015 Supervisor: Art Duran, Chief Financial Officer (3 years 3 months) 40+ hours per week


For the past three years and 3 months I have led the Purchasing and Contract Administration Section for the El Paso Water Utility.

Manage all purchasing and contract administration activities for the Utility

Assign and are responsible for all construction informal bids, formal bids, requests for proposal, design contracts, large formal commodity purchases, quotes and direct purchase orders

Manage the Purchasing and Contract Administration Section including one Administrative Analyst, two Procurement Analyst (professional managerial positions), two Project Compliance Specialists, two Senior Office Assistants and one Bid Clerk (general services positions)

Advise staff and other department personnel on purchasing policies, procedures and state law

Approver on all purchase orders, administer the Utility’s credit card program

Train departments on the Utility’s new purchasing policy and procedures I promoted to Purchasing Agent after serving as Contracts Development Coordinator in the Engineering and Construction Management Department for just over three years. Contracts Development Coordinator

City of El Paso, Texas

Engineering and Construction Management Department, Contract Administration Section, October, 2008 to November, 2011

Supervisor: Richard Bristol, Administrative Services Manager (6 months) Previous Supervisor: Terry Quezada, Capital Improvements Program Manager 40+ hours per week, 2 years 6 months


For the past two years and six months I had led the Contract Compliance section in the City’s Engineering and Construction Management Department, and taken on the construction bidding section in a reorganization that used to be part of the Purchasing Department. For my accomplishments I received the five department portfolio award given annually for Customer Service in August, 2009. I have recently administered the City’s first disadvantaged enterprise business program and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act capital projects.

Develop and execute all capital on-call, design, construction and professional service contracts

Assign and are responsible for all construction informal bids, formal bids and competitive sealed proposals

Approve all capital vouchers

Manage the Contract Administration Section including one procurement analyst, two Project Compliance Specialists and one Research Assistant (professional managerial positions), one Accounting and Payroll Specialist, one Senior Secretary, two project compliance assistants and one Senior Office Assistant (general services positions)

Work with consultants to ensure adequate contract insurance and payment issues

Place contracts on City Council agenda

Develop policies and procedures for the Contract Administration Section I promoted to Contracts Development Coordinator after serving as Administrative Analyst in the Engineering and Deputy City Manager Departments for five years.

Administrative Analyst

City of El Paso, Texas

Building and Planning Services for the Deputy City Manager, November, 2003 to May, 2005 Engineering Department, Capital Improvement Section, May, 2005 to October, 2008 Supervisor: Terry Quezada, Capital Improvements Program Administrator 40+ hours per week, 4 years 11 months


I promoted to Administrative Analyst after serving in two positions with the Human Resources Department for three and a half years. The position of Administrative Analyst was originally under the Deputy City Manager for Development Services until a management reorganization put the Capital Improvement Program under the City Engineer.

Manage capital project financial aspects through general ledger and budget transactions

Primary financial advisor to the Capital Project Manager heading up the contract compliance division and the Capital Improvement Program Administrator

In depth knowledgeable of PeopleSoft Financials

Resolve accounts payable problems

Establish contract encumbrances and accounts receivable for capital projects

Provide funding and establish purchase orders, requisitions and direct purchase orders for the contract compliance division

Establish budgets for capital projects and manage those budgets during capital project execution phase

Work with Capital Program Administrator to manage multi-year capital project budgets

Participate in budget and capital improvement project meetings to provide financial insight

Complete steps necessary for project fiscal close out and reconciliation

Once grants are established ensure encumbrances and expenses are made within confines of the contract

Maintain updated capital improvement project program listing

Initiate capital project directives

Supervision of Secretary and Accounting Technician for a year while the position was in CIP Recruitment and Examination Analyst

City of El Paso, Texas

Supervisor: Paul Mueller (first year), Peter Fargo (next six months) April 2002 to November 2003

40+ hours per week, 1 year 6 months


I accepted a promotion to a lead position in the section after two years as a Human Resources Analyst.

Same Duties as the Human Resources Analyst position listed below except in a lead role to include training of entry level Human Resources Analysts

Supervision of two entry level analysts

Human Resources Analyst

City of El Paso, Texas

Supervisor: Dick Moody

April, 2000 to April 2002

40+ hours per week, 2 years


After receiving my Master of Science in Human Resources Management and Professional Human Resources

(PHR) certification I accepted an entry level exempt position in the HR field.

Recruit for general service, professional/managerial, and executive job openings

Create and update tests

Prepare and present appeal cases to Civil Service Commission

Train subject matter experts to evaluate candidates for oral and assessment center examinations

Statistical analysis, adverse impact analysis

Participate in group discussions to recommend personnel policy changes

Represent the City on the Business Curriculum Board for El Paso Community College and at job fairs

Use of PeopleSoft HRMS

Procurement Specialist II

County of Otero, New Mexico

August, 1998 to April, 2000

40 hours per week, 1 year 8 months


Supervisor: Ginger Herndon, Purchasing Agent

While enrolled in a Master of Science in Human Resources Management I was employed full-time as a Procurement Specialist for the County of Otero, New Mexico.

Purchasing for all county departments (requisitions, purchase orders, and request for quotes)

Knowledge of state laws and bidding procedures

Inventory of fixed assets, maintenance of county contracts and receiving

Prepare requests for legal disposal of fixed assets before County Commission

Administer the small purchase card program and fuel card program

Secretary for the County’s Safety Committee and member of the Wage and Compensation Committee

Maintain effective relationships with Taxpayers, Vendors, Department Heads, County personnel, County volunteers and County Commissioners

Previous employment includes reporting for a weekly military newspaper, education reporting for a daily newspaper and employment as a certified optician for a multi-optometrist practice. EDUCATION

Northcentral University

Post-Master’s Certificate – General Business

Received July, 2014

Troy State University

Master of Science in Human Resources Management

Received May, 1999

Carleton University

Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Law

Received June, 1994

California Polytechnic State University

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Received September, 1995


Professional Human Resources (PHR) certified by the National Human Resource Certification Institute since July 2002. Certification signifies the mastery of the human resource body of knowledge. PHRs recertify every 3 years with 60 hours of continuing education.

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