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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:  May 11, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1509

Job Requisition ID:  13641

Agency:  Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 
Closing Date/Time:  06/01/2022 
Salary:  $2,611.00 - $5,953.00/Month ($2,968.00 monthly in-hire rate) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 



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 State Workforce Development Public Service intern with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is responsible for assisting with the day to day workforce development project and grant management activities. This position works under the general direction of DCEO's Office of Employment and Training (OET) Program Managers to assist in the development and implementation of state workforce projects and manage state workforce grants including but not limited to the Job Training and Economic Development Program. The ideal candidate will be provided on-the-job training while supporting the program development, grant management and implementation of workforce, education and economic development programs and initiatives. We welcome interested applicants who can be a part of a leadership team that strives to build a strong workforce in every Illinois community.

Job Responsibilities


1.  Participates in orientation and training designed to provide program resources and information to provide technical assistance to organizations funded under the Illinois workforce programs for a period of not less than 12 months to a maximum of 24 months.

2.  Assists staff and trains to monitor grantees for compliance with, and completion of, duties specified in approved applications.

3.  Develops working skills to analyze and evaluate applications workforce, education, or economic development grants.

4.  Receives training (train the trainer), and assists in the development, coordination and delivery of training programs, educational workshops and conferences and other forums related to the Illinois workforce system.

5.  Participates in grant application and administration workshops and other related meetings with grantees and stakeholder to learn about their training and program needs.

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

Minimum Qualifications


1.  Requires a bachelor's or higher degree with major coursework in public administration, business administration, political science, or a related field. The degree-regardless of level-must have been obtained no earlier than 18 months prior to submitting an application for the class, unless waived in writing by the Director of Central Management Services.

2.  Requires experience with the application of public administration tenets such as might have been obtained in collegiate organizations, volunteer participation, or by employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


1.  The preferred candidate will have the ability to utilize Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, webinar platforms (e.g. WebEx, Zoom), and grant reporting / tracking systems.

2.  The preferred candidate will have the ability to summarize and present information.

Conditions of Employment


1.  Must be able to pass a background check.


Work Hours:  MON - FRI 8:30 - 5:00 
Work Location: OFFICE OF EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING, 500 E Monroe St Springfield, IL 62701-1509 
Agency Contact: CEO.HR@illinois.gov
Job Function: Administration/Management 


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 extent possible.  The Illinois Department of Commerce delivers impactful and efficient programs and services through focused on business, community, and workforce development.