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Human Capital Management Project Manager (SPSA/PSC)

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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Date:  Nov 23, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62762

Job Requisition ID:  9581

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-20070-9581

Opening Date: 11/24/21
Closing Date/Time:  12/09/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $26.33 - $81.15 per hour 
Job Type:  Hourly Intermittent 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.  You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.


Position Overview

DHS needs to procure the services of an expert Project Manager with specific experience in the implementation of ERP/SAP/HCM. PSC will implement Human Capital Development ERP Solution for DHS. The project began 2/2020 and will continue to 2023 with various modules going live at various points. The current phase is design and implementation. As this system will replace the timekeeping and payroll system for DHS (13,000 employees at DHS in addition to 5 other agencies payroll), managing this project is essential to the State. Given the existing complexity of the antiquated system currently used for timekeeping and payroll at DHS, the person must start as soon as possible and already have extensive experience in ERP and DHS HR Programs and Services to eliminate any need for a learning curve (esp given the lack of doc. on the existing system).

Job Responsibilities

   1.  Coordinates day-to-day project activities, including but not limited to establishing work assignments for contractual staff an state staff to accomplish project goals.

   2.  Analyze design documents from the State's ERP vendor(s) to determine accuracy and applicability to DHS Human Resources processes of the intended solution. Monitor and control the functional gaps identified during the design sessions and also track defects identified during the user acceptance testing.

   3.  Provide oversight on the human capital management resources requirement analysis, data and reorting needs which includes payroll, labor relations, timekeeping, classifications and personnel transactions. Interfaces with internal and external systems, user acceptance testing, system rollout, and training and implementation activities.

   4.  Create and maintain project management documents and artifacts, including but not limited to: Project charters, project work plans and schedules, project dashboards, project issue and risk management plans, project communication plan. Prepare and present status on project schedules, project deliverables, project risks, and risk containment strategies. Provides post-implementation support, documentation, monitoring, and assessment to help gauge project success.

   5.  Serve as primary communicator to various levels and management, technology partners, functional experts, and key end users and serving as the liaison between DoIT ERP PMO, DoIT or DHS staff, DHS Project Director, DHS ERP Leadership Team and Vendors. Consults, on an ongoing bases, with DHS ERP Leadership team regarding all key decisions affecting implementation of the ERP solution in relation to Human Resources.

Minimum Requirements

1.  A bachelor's degree or higher in public, business or IT organization.

2.  7 years project management experience including experience with a large payroll/timekeeping/hiring system for 24/7 operations.

3.  Requires extensive knowledge of SAP ERP.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

1.  Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.


Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Work Location: 100 South Grand Ave E Springfield, IL 62762 

Assistant Secretary Operations
Agency Contact:  Sarah.Raftis@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Administration/Management 


About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield