Illinois Department Human Services

Location: Kankakee, IL, US, 60901
Job Requisition ID: 36865
Agency: Department of Human Services
Opening Date: 04/24/2024
Closing Date/Time: 05/07/2024
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $7,995 – $9,235 per month ($95,940 – $110,820 per year)
Work Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00am – 4:30pm; Sat/Sun off
Work Location: 100 E Jeffery St, Kankakee, Illinois, 60901
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Shapiro Center

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce an opening for a Human Resource Director and Labor Relations Administrator for the Shapiro Center located in Kankakee, Illinois. The Shapiro Center is seeking to hire an energetic and detail-oriented individual who will lead and direct the Human Resources and Labor Relations functions at the center. This role provides support and assistance to all employees of the center and ensures management focuses on providing a positive and productive work environment for all employees.

Job Responsibilities

Serves as Human Resource Director for the Shapiro Center.
Serves as facility-wide labor relations administrator.
Serves as full-line supervisor.
Directs subordinate staff in the preparation of job descriptions.
Prepares correspondence, reports, surveys and other documentation in response to human resources inquiries and subpoenas.
As a member of the Center’s Executive Staff, reviews and makes recommendations regarding the Center’s policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

​​​Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college with course work in business, public administration or human resources.
Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization.

Preferred Qualifications

Three (3) years of experience, preferably five (5) years, supervising paraprofessional and professional staff including assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, training staff and approving time off.
Two (2) years of professional experience working with human resources and labor relations rules, regulations and procedures.
Two (2) years of professional experience with labor relation activities, including negotiations, grievances and contract interpretations, while utilizing ethical practices and procedures.
Three (3) years of professional personnel experience in a private or public organization maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive information with professionalism.
Three (3) years of professional experience providing advice and counsel to employees and senior leaders regarding human resources and labor relations issues.
Two (2) years of professional experience communicating with both internal and external stakeholders daily ensuring detailed and critical analysis of work performed.
Two (2) years of basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word and Excel software programs.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.

2. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

3. Requires ability to travel in the performance of job duties.

4. Requires ability to Serve as Administrator on Duty (AOD) on a rotation basis, after business hours, weekends and holidays.

5. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.

*All conditions of employment listed are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

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.

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

A Pension Program
Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually – (10 days in year one of employment)
* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour & part-time work schedules (as applicable)
13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
Deferred Compensation Program – A supplemental retirement plan
Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
GI Bill® Training/Apprenticeship Benefits eligibility for qualifying Veterans
5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)
These are just a few of the many perks available to all State employees. For more information about our benefits please follow this link:

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