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OFFICE ASSOCIATE (OPT 2)

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Nov 23, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60612-2222

Job Requisition ID:  8009

Agency:  Department of Juvenile Justice - Illinois Youth Center at Chicago
Closing Date/Time:  12/09/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary: $3,239/month; CBA applies; Full Range: $3,239 - $4,561/month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC014 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #8009

 

Position Overview

 

Under directions of the Juvenile Justice Chief of Security, provides clerical support typing and maintaining correspondence; distributes information to security staff; organizes and controls records; coordinates incoming and outgoing correspondence and packages; orders supplies and maintains inventory.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  1. Provides clerical support to the Juvenile Justice Chief of Security.
  2. Originates, indexes and controls filing of automated and manual reports and records of the Office.
  3. Coordinates and refers incoming telephone calls and on-site visitors in the Office which may be of routine or of a crisis nature.
  4. Types a variety of complex legal and medical correspondence and documents where an understanding of specialized terms is required to ensure clarity and accuracy.
  5. Receives, opens, records, sorts and distributes incoming correspondence for the Unit.
  6. Monitors inventory and orders supplies and forms, specifications.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  1. Requires ability to type accurately at 45 wpm.
  2. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school and two (2) years of office experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  • Requires extensive knowledge of office practices, procedures and programs.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of composition, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Requires working knowledge of basic mathematics.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of agency program, rules and regulations.

 

Conditions of Employment

 

  1. Ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check. 
  2. Ability to pass a drug screen.  On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy.  The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.

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About the Agency

 

The mission of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) is to build youth skills and strengthen families by promoting community safety and positive youth outcomes. Over 900 staff members from across various departments—security, programming, education, mental health, and more—collaborate with the understanding that youth are physically, emotionally, and cognitively different from adults. The department provides extensive services to young people through a developmental, treatment-focused model of care that builds youth resiliency, engages families, and promotes community safety at the five youth facilities it operates across the state. IDJJ serves and houses approximately 150 youth and is responsible for approximately 500 youth on Aftercare in various Illinois’ communities.

 

Work Hours:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon - Fri  
Work Location: Illinois Youth Center at Chicago - 136 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60612-2222  
Agency Contact:

Shaunda Dale

Email: shaunda.dale@illinois.gov

Job Function:  Clerical and Administrative Support; Public Safety  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to: shaunda.dale@illinois.gov ( Please include "Office Associate Opt 2 8009" in the subject line of your email.  Instructions on required attachments are listed below.)

 

Current State Employees:

 

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 4/2021 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 4/2021 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 4/2021 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification # /Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 4/2021 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 4/2021 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification # /Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 4/2021 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

 

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 4/2021 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification # /Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 4/2021 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

 

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 4/2021 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 4/2021 or after) will result in your application being rejected.