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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:  Mar 14, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62767-1000

Job Requisition ID:  24969

Agency :  Department of Central Management Services 
Closing Date/Time: 03/28/2023 
Salary:   $4,738 - $6,964; anticipated starting salary $4,738 CBA language applies  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC028  


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 website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

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


Posting Identification Number  24969


The State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services is seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant I. This is a fast‐paced administrative support function role, working with sensitive and controversial information. The perfect candidate would have a strong background in administrative support. They must have the ability to work independently to ensure critical deadlines are met; the ability to multi‐task as many priorities will be occurring simultaneously and must have the ability to demonstrate attention to detail with emphasis on strong report writing skills. The ideal candidate must have general user knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as these programs will be used very frequently in this position. We invite all qualified candidates to apply.



  • Under general direction, serves as a highly responsible staff assistant to the Chief Internal Auditor (CIA), Bureau of Internal Audit.

  • Serves as proofreader for the Bureau.

  • Serves as timekeeper for the Bureau of Internal Audit.

  • Serves as coordinator for the applications used by the Bureau.

  • Coordinates the timely completion and submission of the Fiscal Control and Internal Auditing Act (FCIAA) certification of internal controls for the Office of the Auditor General.

  • Coordinates and tracks Bureau training initiatives including scheduling and confirming speakers, registering attendees, reserving, and preparing training rooms, recording and reporting participant attendance, and providing timely issues certificates of completion to participants.

  • Coordinates tasks for the Bureau of Internal audit.

  • Performs other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years college, preferably with courses in public or business administration.
  • Requires one year of professional experience in a public or private organization, or completion of an agency approved professional management training program.


  • Prefers one (1) year of professional experience exercising good judgement and discretion in the implementation of agency policies and procedures.
  • Prefers one (1) year of professional experience developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
  • Prefers one (1) year of professional experience proofreading documents for errors and running reports in the Legislative Information System.
  • Prefers extensive knowledge of using word processing, spreadsheet, and email applications.


  • This position requires the applicant to pass a background check.
  • Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime.

Work Hours:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 320 W Washington St Springfield, IL 62767-1000  
Agency Contact:

CMS Internal Personnel

Agency Contact:  Katherine Parmenter


Phone Number:  217-557-2115

Job Family:  Clerical and Administrative Support  


This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).


About the Agency: 

Central Management Services (CMS) is the operational engine working behind the scenes to enable the State’s more than 60 agencies, universities, boards, and commissions to deliver efficient, reliable service to all Illinois citizens. The Agency’s mission is to support the State by delivering innovative, responsive, and effective services that provide the best value for Illinois State government and the people it serves. Among the services CMS provides are human resources facilitation; benefits programs for employees, retirees, and local governments; property and facilities management; diversity initiatives for public contracting and State employment; joint purchasing support; vehicle oversight and support; surplus property programs; print and electronic communications services; and administrative hearings coordination.


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

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


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