Description of Duties/Essential Functions
Under direction, utilizing knowledge and familiarity with all statutes of orders and procedures applicable to licensing, reviews Authorization for Background Check forms for accuracy and completeness; exercises independent judgment and a command of legal, medical, and social terminology to review documents; performs complex data entry of CANTS, Sex Offender Registry, Illinois State Police, and FBI clearances for Day Care Authorizations for Background Check or forwards authorizations to the Background Check Unit for review of any hits found; reviews and performs data entry of Authorizations for Background Checks for directors and/or owners/operators of licensed child welfare agencies, child care institutions, and group homes.
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school and two years of office experience; requires the ability to keyboard accurately at 45 wpm; requires a working knowledge of legal, social, and medical terminology.
Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Department of Children and Family Services
Background Check Unit
1911 S. Indiana, Chicago, IL 60616
Work Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM - Monday thru Friday
Contact Person: Karen Wagner
1911 S. Indiana, 9th FL
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone #: 312-328-2461
How to Apply
CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES SEEKING A PROMOTION MUST ALSO: (1) POSSESS A CMS PROMOTIONAL "A" GRADE FOR THE TITLE OR (2) APPLY FOR A PROMOTIONAL GRADE BY SUBMITTING YOUR CMS 100B TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES DURING THE POSTING PERIOD. IF BIDDING ON A VACANCY IN A DIFFERENT TITLE (LATERAL OR VOLUNTARY REDUCTION), YOU MUST PRE-QUALIFY FOR THAT TITLE BY SUBMITTING A CMS-100 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WITH YOUR BID FORM TO THE CONTACT PERSON OR YOUR BID WILL BE REJECTED.
IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEE, OR HAVE NEVER HELD CERTIFIED STATUS WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY.
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This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).
Additional Documentation for Office Associate:
Option 2 - Typing
Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)
Test Information Guide (Download PDF reader)
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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.