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Date:  Jan 25, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-3397

Job Requisition ID:  21312

Agency:  Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois 
Closing Date/Time:  12/02/2022 
Salary:  $5,233 - $6,700 monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 


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Position Overview

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Quality & Compliance, this position will collaborate with key business users, cross-functional teams and IT staff to ensure IT solutions meet business needs. The incumbent will develop, interpret, review, validate, document and maintain business and functional requirements for software applications.

This position serves as the primary interface between business users and IT staff to determine feasibility, research, identify and present options that best serve TRS business needs. This position may be required to present formal presentations to end users, stakeholders and management.  In addition, this position will participate in application acceptance testing, identify potential problems, and assist with researching opportunities to minimize complexity and develop stronger systems and processes.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Communicate and collaborate with users and technical resources to determine business objectives and requirements, resolve issues and create solutions in a creative and effective manner.
  • Serve on cross-functional Agile teams.
  • Coordinate and facilitate business strategy and process improvement meetings with users.  Capture meeting minutes and document clear and concise requirements.
  • Prepare user stories of business processes and requirements.
  • Evaluate business requests and work with the team to determine feasibility.  Research and identify areas for improvement or options that best serve business needs.
  • Analyze, research and provide recommendations to improve efficiencies, develop stronger systems and processes, and to minimize complexity by leveraging IT resources and seeking out cost-effective solutions. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, Communications or related field or relative years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with pension administration or information technology including:
    • 2+ years assisting with an IT project or implementation
  • A commitment to delivering high-quality, prompt and efficient service to the business
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills catering messages to both business and technical audiences.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and planning skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in public sector (Pension and Retirement funds, Securities, Financial Services, and Investments a plus

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Work Location: 2815 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702-3397 
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Technology 


TRS provides retirement benefits for teachers who are employed by all Illinois public common and charter school districts located outside the city of Chicago.  The Illinois Pension Code contains the laws relating to our creation, benefits, and administration.  


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