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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

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 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:  Sep 22, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-2487

Job Requisition ID:  18630

Agency:  Department of Central Management Services 
Closing Date/Time:  10/06/2022 
Salary:  $5417 - $6,250/monthly - anticipated 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Confidential Exclusion 062 


****************A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****************


Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.




The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) is looking for a Benefits Data and Information Analyst to fill a critical role within the Bureau of Benefits. Do you enjoy solving problems, finding solutions, and creating new opportunities? Do you enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted environment where no two days are the same? Would you enjoy using your analytical, organizational, and creative skills to improve the lives of other people through constant improvement in the delivery of healthcare to nearly half a million people in Illinois? If so, this position could be for you.


  • Under administrative direction of the Group Health Plan (GHP) Finance Manager/GHP Chief Financial Officer (CFO), serves as the Benefits Data and Information Analyst
  • Collects, aggregates, and manages a variety of data utilized in budget preparation and for fiscal reporting needed for the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA), Statewide Cost Allocation Plan (SWCAP), Incurred but Not Reported (IBNR), Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB), and other required reports
  • Performs quantitative analysis of all Bureau programs 
  • Organizes the reporting of the financial operations of the Bureau’s programs to facilitate executive management decisions
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above


  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college, with courses in business, finance, accounting, economics, or management
  • Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), cash management, budgeting, data analytics, financial reporting, or accounting


  • Prefers five (5) + years professional experience with Microsoft Office including, but not limited to Excel and Outlook, and mainframe applications.
  • Prefers two (2) + years of professional experience analyzing administrative problems and adopting an effective course of action.
  • Prefers two (2) + years professional experience in estimating and budgeting for future needs and costs related to large organizations or programs.
  • Prefers two (2) + years of professional experience developing procedures to provide data analytic services and create and maintain documentation.
  • Prefers two (2) + years professional experience interpreting and ensuring adherence to State, federal or local regulatory policy implementation experience
  • Prefers two (2) + years of professional experience demonstrating excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.


  • 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: 801 S 7th St Springfield, IL 62703-2487 
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Administration/Management; Fiscal/Finance/Business 


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 services 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 fleet oversight and support; surplus property programs; print and electronic communications services; and administrative hearings coordination. 


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