Administrative Assistant I - Opt C1

State of Illinois - Cook County, IL

Description of Duties/Essential Functions
Under general direction, serves as staff assistant to the Manager of Human Resource Management; provides day-to-day administrative support, performs a variety of responsible administrative duties; collaborates in the planning, development and implementation of new operational procedures. Conducts studies and investigations of problems affecting Human Resource Management; advises on operating inefficiencies. Responds to general inquiries made to the division; serves as liaison for the Manager and staff; maintains schedules, acquires supplies, opens and distributes mail.

Minimum Requirements
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years college, preferably with courses in public or business administration. Requires one year of professional experience in a public or private organization, or completion of an agency approved professional management training program. Requires ability to prepare written and oral reports; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Agency personnel. Requires the ability to use a PC and related software packages such as word processing and spreadsheets, database management, e-mail and the Internet.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Work location:
33 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois

Certified IDES employees must follow the instructions on the internal IDES posting (not NEOGOV instructions).

Other certified State employees can send their CMS-100 Employment Application and Notice of Interest in Vacancy Form to:

IL. Dept. of Employment Security
Recruitment & Selection
33 S. State Street, 8th floor
Chicago, IL 60603

All other applicants must follow the instructions below. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS AGENCY.


Testing & Grading questions can be directed to:
CMS - 312-793-3565 (Chicago) or 217-524-1321 (Springfield)

Notice Statement of Equal Opportunity Employer and Nondiscrimination:
IDES is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in admission to its facilities, treatment of or employment of persons in its programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution, the U.S. Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the U.S. Constitution. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer is responsible for ensuring compliance with these laws. Any issues or concerns should be addressed to the EO Office at 33 S. State, 10th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603 or by calling (312) 793-9290.

How to Apply

Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
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 or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).

Additional Documentation for Administrative Assistant I:
Option C1 - Dept Employment Security

Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (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.