Employment & Training Coordinator (EXECUTIVE I)

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.

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Date:  May 20, 2024

East Saint Louis, IL, US, 62201

Job Requisition ID:  36740

Agency :  Department of Human Services 
Opening Date/Time: 005/20/2024

Closing Date/Time: 06/03/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $5,311 - $7,856 per month ($63,732 - $94,272 per year)  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   St. Clair  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU: RC062   


 This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) is recommended. When applicable, titles that require specific coursework, professional license or certification will include a notation requesting the appropriate document(s) be uploaded in the Additional Documents section of your application. Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in ineligibility. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) regardless of vacancy title before any offer can be extended.


Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  36740

Position Overview

The Division of Family and Community Services is seeking to hire an Executive I to serve as an Employment & Training Coordinator for the East St Louis Office. The position organizes, plans, executes, controls, and evaluates employment and training programs for Family and Community Services. Directs and updates activity in making and tracking referrals for clients, and reviews progress of participation. Establishes and maintains relationships with local employers and employment contractors. Markets the Employment and Training Program in the assigned geographical area.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as an Employment & Training Coordinator.
  2. Develops positive communication and relationships with local employers and training resources, both those with Department of Human Services (DHS) contracts and those outside the contractual relationships.
  3. Directs, guides, and assists local Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) staff on the completion of appropriate action(s) on returned referrals, progress reports, attendance sheets, and budgeting earned income received from contractors to assure that all appropriate action is taken with clients who do not participate in accordance with their responsibility or service plan/employability plan.
  4. Organizes community-wide events allowing clients and employment and training resources to meet and identify opportunities for relations that enhance employment and training activity.
  5. Monitors and assists staff in maintaining the mandated federal participation rate for core activities of the cash programs.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration.
  2. Requires one (1) year of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization, or completion of an agency approved professional management training program.


Preferred Qualifications

  1. Three (3) years of professional experience working with federal cash programs.
  2. Three (3) years of professional experience in a public assistance eligibility system such as Integrated Eligibility Systems (IES).
  3. Three (3) years of professional experience making and tracking client referrals to employment contractors for a public or private organization.
  4. Three (3) years of professional experience in effective, collaborative communication (orally and written) to internal and external entities.
  5. Two (2) years of professional experience working on the completion of action(s) taken with contractors who do not participate in accordance with their responsibility or service plan/employability plan.
  6. Two (2) years of professional experience planning, controlling, and implementing trainings, events, and retreats for a public or private organization.


Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm  
Work Location: 225 N 9th St East Saint Louis, IL 62201-1706  

Family and Community Services

Region 5

Employment & Training

East St Louis Office/St Clair Co
Agency Contact: DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

Posting Group:  Leadership & Management; 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)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)

* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour Work Schedules (as applicable)

  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 12 Weeks Paid Parental 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)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx



Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.


State employees should include temporary assignment in the application profile. Temporary assignment verification forms can be uploaded to the Additional Documents section.


The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com

Nearest Major Market: St Louis