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Personnel Manager (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:  Sep 13, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62762

Job Requisition ID:  6071

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-11-6071-30564

Opening Date: 09/14/2021
Closing Date/Time:  09/27/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $8,384 - $9,584 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 



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

The Office of Human Resources is seeking to hire a dynamic, detail-oriented Personnel Manager with a background in working with a complex personnel transaction program for a public or private organization. The Personnel Manager will be responsible for managing through professional and paraprofessional human resources staff the transactions program for assigned Divisions within the Department while ensuring proper implementation of Personnel Rules, Personnel Code, Pay Plan, Comprehensive Employment Plan, collecting bargaining agreements and Department of Central Management Services directives.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as Manager of the Personnel Office for Department of Human Services (DHS) Central Administration and the Office of Clinical, Administrative and Program Support (OCAPS).


      2. Serves as full-line supervisor.


  1. Provides interpretations of Personnel and Departmental Rules, Regulations and Policies, including the Comprehensive Employment Plan, for personnel operations.


  1. Prepares and tracks information and documentation relative to E-Pars and Part B documents.


      5. Attends meetings on behalf of the Bureau Chief and commits the office to specific courses of action.


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

Minimum Qualifications


  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years college with course work in human resources, public or business administration.
  2. Requires three (3) years progressively responsible administrative experience working with a complex personnel transaction program for a public or private organization.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Three (3) years of professional experience overseeing a personnel program for a public or private organization.
  2. Three (3) years of professional experience working with personnel rules, personnel code, pay plan, Comprehensive Employment Plan or similar compliance rules and regulations.
  3. Three (3) years of professional experience providing advice and counsel to employees and senior leaders regarding human resources for a public or private organization.
  4. Three (3) years of professional personnel experience in a private or public organization maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive information with professionalism.
  5. Three (3) years of professional experience meeting deadlines with strong attention to detail and the ability to utilize critical thinking skills while multi-tasking multiple projects.
  6. Three (3) years of professional experience communicating with both internal and external stakeholders daily ensuring detailed and critical analysis of work performed.
  7. Three (3) 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.
  8. Three (3) years of professional experience working with collective bargaining agreements for a public or private organization.
  9. Master’s degree in a human resource or business administration field.

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

Office of Human Resources

Bureau of Employee Services

Agency Contact:  Melissa.Long@Illinois.gov 
Job Function: Administration/Management; Social Services 


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