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PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER IV - 3700400

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:  Jan 10, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62762

Job Requisition ID:  10202

Agency:  Department of Human Services  

Opening Date: 1/10/22
Closing Date/Time:  01/24/2022 
Salary:  $5622-$8455/Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #10-18-10202-32364

Position Overview

Under administrative direction of the Director of Community Relations, serves as Communications Coordinator.  Implements policies for the management process of the Community Relations Office.  Coordinates, compiles, composes, researches, and gathers information for the writing and reporting of the Department of Human Services (DHS) newsletter relative to DHS.  Assists in managing, organizing, planning, executing, controlling, and evaluating the operation of the Downstate office.  Assists the Community Relations Deputy Director and Director in planning, arranging for, and executing press conferences, press and public events, including writing and disseminating press releases, fact sheets, and other publications with communications value.  Serves as working supervisor.

Job Responsibilities

1.   Serves as Communications Coordinator.

 

2.   Assists in managing the downstate Office of Community Relations.

 

3.   Assists in the management of the Department of Human Services (DHS) OneNet and Department of Human Services (DHS) OneWeb home pages preparation and maintenance.

 

4.   Serves as working supervisor.

 

5.   Assists the Community Relations Deputy Director and Director in planning, arranging for, and executing press conferences, press and public events, including writing and disseminating press releases, fact sheets, and other publications with communications value.

 

6.   Performs other duties as assigned or required 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, with courses in journalism, English or public speaking.
  2. Requires two years of supervisory experience

OR

Three years of professional experience in a public education and information program in a public or private agency.

 

Specialized SkillsOf the two years of supervisory experience, requires two years of supervisory experience in a public or private agency focused on communications or marketing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires thorough knowledge of methods and techniques of disseminating information to the public and of the facilities and media applicable.

Work Hours:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday  
Work Location: Office of Community Relations

100 South Grand Ave E Springfield, IL 62762  
Agency Contact: DHS.HiringUnit@illinois.gov

HR Contact: Kelly.Kindred@illinois.gov

Job Function:  Communications/Arts/Design  

 

DHS Mission Statement - 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.

 

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Please submit application via email to: DHS.HiringUnit@illinois.gov

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 


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