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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER (PSA, Opt 1)

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:  Oct 7, 2021
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62704

Job Requisition ID:  7791

Agency:  Department of Central Management Services 
Closing Date/Time:  10/22/2021 
Salary:  $6,667.00 - $7,500.00/Month - Anticipated 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 

 

****************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.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Legal Services team is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, and energetic individual to fill the position of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Officer. The ideal candidate is seeking a fast-paced environment with the ability to make a positive impact on State government. This position performs highly technical work in all areas of equal employment opportunity, including reasonable accommodation and accessibility requests, EEO programs and policies, and discrimination complaints against CMS. We invite all individuals interested in meaningful EEO/AA work to apply for the position of EEO/AA Officer and join the CMS Legal Services team. 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.

POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Officer for the Department of Central Management Services.
  • Serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator and the Disability Access Coordinator for the Agency.
  • Serves as liaison between CMS and minority, women’s, and disability organizations, and between CMS and EEO enforcement authorities.
  • Serves as the CMS Language Access Coordinator.
  • Performs other duties as requires or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college in business or public administration, or human resources management.
  • Requires prior experience equivalent to three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization with at least two years directly related experience in Equal Employment Opportunity or Affirmative Action.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prefers two (2) + years’ experience recommending courses of action consistent with existing law in matters concerning Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
  • Prefers two (2) + years’ experience complying with ADA and Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) requirements.
  • Prefers two (2) + years’ experience investigating charges of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, including sexual harassment.
  • Prefers two (2) + years’ experience managing a program that incorporates legal knowledge, policies, and interpersonal communication.
  • Prefers one (1) + years’ experience using effective verbal and written communication skills in a public or business organization.
  • Prefers a law degree or two (2) + years’ experience working with State and Federal employment laws.
  • Prefers one (1) + years’ experience in developing, implementing, and interpreting employer policies and procedures.
  • Prefers one (1) + years’ experience developing, implementing, or complying with policies related to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals having equal access to programs, services, and activities.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  •     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.
  •     Requires the ability to travel.

Work Hours:  8:30AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday 
Work Location: 401 S. Spring St Springfield, IL 62704 
Agency Contact:  

CMS Internal Personnel

401 South Spring Street, Room 414

Springfield, IL 62706

Phone Number: 217-558-3089

Fax Number: 217-558-5943

Job Function: Administration/Management 

 

Agency Statement:

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.


Nearest Major Market: Springfield