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Human Resources and Labor Relations Administrator (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:  Jun 9, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-5125

Job Requisition ID:  3482

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-76-3482-29329

Opeing Date: 06/10/2021
Closing Date/Time:  06/23/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $5,000 - $10,253 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Confidential Exclusion 063 



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 Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a dynamic, detail-oriented Human Resources and Labor Relations Administrator for the State Operated Psychiatric Hospital (SOPH) Operations. This role includes administering, implementing, and enforcing human resource and labor relation activities in the SOPH’s ensuring compliance with the Illinois Personnel Code, the Personnel Rules of the Department of Central Management Services (CMS), the Pay Plan, rules, and regulations. An ideal candidate will ensure that management focuses on providing a positive and productive work environment for all employees.

Job Responsibilities

    1. Serves as Human Resources and Labor Relations Administrator for the State Operated Psychiatric Hospital (SOPH) Operations.


     2. Administers the Labor Relations program for the SOPH’s.



     3. Serves as the labor relations resource person for the SOPH’s.



     4. Coordinates the establishment, supervision and maintenance of a system for reviewing position descriptions (CMS-104’s) on an annual basis to ensure that timely and accurate reporting and updating of significant changes in job content, subordinate supervision and/or supervisor.



     5. Serves as full line supervisor.



     6. Coordinates the functions and activities of the SOPH Personnel Office with the various divisions of the Department of Central Management Services and other offices of the Department of Human Services.



     7. Serves as a member of the SOPH Executive Leadership Team and represents SOPH Operations in meetings.



     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 (4) years college with course work in business or public administration.
  2. Requires three (3) years of progressively responsible human resources administrative experience in a public or private organization.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Three (3) years of professional experience working with human resources and labor relations rules, regulations, and procedures.
  2. Three (3) years of professional experience providing advice and counsel to employees and senior leaders regarding human resources and labor relations issues, including disciplinary processes.
  3. Three (3) years of professional personnel experience in a private or public organization maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive information with professionalism.
  4. Two (2) years of supervisory experience including assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, training staff and approving time off.
  5. Two (2) years of professional experience communicating with both internal and external stakeholders daily ensuring detailed and critical analysis of work performed.
  6. Two (2) years of professional experience meeting deadlines with strong attention to detail and the ability to utilize critical thinking skills while multi-tasking multiple projects.
  7. Two (2) years of professional experience in interacting with representatives from Labor organizations regarding matters related to collective bargaining, including grievances and disciplinary actions.
  8. Two (2) years of professional experience conducting hearings on labor relation matters for a public or private organization.
  9. Master’s degree in a human resource or business administration field.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Ability to travel.
  2. Ability to work outside of normal business hours.
  3. Ability to become interview certified.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Work Location: 901 E Southwind Rd Springfield, IL 62703-5125 

Division of Mental Health

State Operated Psychiatric Hospital (SOPH) Operations

Administration – Human Resources & Labor Relations
Agency Contact:  Melissa.Long@Illinois.gov 
Job Function: Administration/Management; Social Services 


About the Agency:

IDHS serves families in need all 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.