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Date:  Jan 24, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1507

Job Requisition ID:  22914

Agency :  Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 
Closing Date/Time: 02/07/2023
Salary:   $5,536.00 - $8,279.00 anticipated monthly starting salary  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
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.


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


Posting Identification Number #22914

About the Position

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is seeking a motivated, independent, and experienced Human Resources Transaction Specialist. The Transaction Specialist will be responsible for accurately interpreting the Personnel Code, Pay Plan , and Bargaining Unit Contract as well as agency policies and transaction guidelines to process agency transactions and provide technical support and professional guidance on Human Resource matters. The ideal candidate is a team player who brings people together, enjoys working in a fast-pace environment, and has great attention to detail. We encourage all interested and qualified candidates to apply. 


Job Responsibilities

1. Independently prepares, reviews, and processes personnel transactions maintaining proper execution, accuracy, and completeness.

2. Hiring & Onboarding

3. Prepares human resource related reports and provides professional human resource leadership, guidance, collaboration, and assistance.

4. Offboarding

5. Tracks and monitors all trainees, term, temporary, and emergency appointments.

6. Creates updates, and maintains personnel files.

7. Serves as back up for timekeeping and employee benefits during absence of the timekeeping/benefits staff.

8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with courses in business, personnel administration or related field. 

2. Requires two years of professional human resources experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prefers two years' experience working in human resources.

2. Prefers intermediate level experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

3. Prefers two years' experience preparing and reviewing reports.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the ability to pass a background check.

About the Agency

The mission of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is to support and maintain a climate that enables a strong economy for our customers - taxpayers, businesses, workers and communities - by keeping, attracting and growing businesses, maintaining a skilled workforce, and enhancing communities so that the climate here is one in which businesses, small and large, and workers, can succeed to the greatest extend possible. The Illinois Department of Commerce delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through focused on business, community, and workforce development.

Work Hours:  MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  
Work Location: 1 Old State Capitol Plz Springfield, IL 62701-1507  

Job Family:  Administration/Management  


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



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