Human Resources Specialist

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

Any questions on Reasonable Accommodations can be directed to Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524-7514 for further information and to request or discuss an accommodation.

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Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Centralia, IL, US, 62801

Job Requisition ID:  32780

Agency:  Department of Human Services 
Posting ID: 10-74-32780

Opening Date: 11/20/2023

Closing Date/Time:  12/05/2023 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $6,084 - $7,305 per month. ($73,008 - $87,660 per year) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Clinton 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Confidential Exclusion 062 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.  You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Human Resources Specialist for the Murray Developmental Center located in Centralia, Illinois to serve as Labor Relations Administrator. Serves as advisor to the Center Director and other administrative staff on labor relations. Administers all negotiated collective bargaining agreements affecting the Center. Schedules and chairs labor management meetings. Serves as full line supervisor. Assists in the development of written policies and procedures related to employee/management issues.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as Labor Relations Administrator for the Murray Developmental Center.
  2. Schedules and Chairs labor management meetings.
  3. Serves as Managements Administrator on all discipline.
  4. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  5. Assists in the development of written policies and procedures related to employee/management issues.
  6. Serves on various facility committees.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above. 

Minimum Qualification

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four (4) years of college and two years of professional human resources experience.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Two (2) years of professional experience working with human resources and labor relations rules, regulations and procedures for a public or private organization.
  2. One (1) year of professional experience with labor relation activities, including negotiations, grievances and contract interpretations, while utilizing ethical practices and procedures.
  3. Two (2) years of professional personnel experience in a private or public organization maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive information with professionalism.
  4. One (1) year of professional experience providing advice and counsel to employees and senior leaders regarding labor relations issues.
  5. One (1) year of professional experience communicating with both internal and external stakeholders daily ensuring detailed and critical analysis of work performed.
  6. One (1) year supervisory experience and/or lead worker experience including assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates and training staff.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to serve as Administrator on Duty (AOD) on a rotating schedule exercising full authority on-call, after business hours, weekends and holidays.
  2. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
  3. Requires the ability to travel in the performance of job duties.
  4. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  5. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

*The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm 
Work Location: 1535 W McCord St Centralia, IL 62801-5805 

Murray Developmental Center

Labor Relations
Agency Contact:
Job Family: Leadership & Management; Health Services; Social Services 


About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.


As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 12 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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