This IL state government job advertises monthly pay up to $10K. See 5 open positions

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From library employees to veterinarians, the state of Illinois is hiring for more than 600 government positions. Some require advanced degrees, while others are entry level.

The Work for Illinois website posts job listings, deadlines and qualifications, and you can apply for positions online. Additional information about application requirements is available online.

Here’s a snapshot of five positions open across the state, including ones in the metro-east.

Library Technical Assistant

Agency: Department of Human Services

Salary: $3,579 to $5,144 per month

Location: Chester

The application deadline is unspecified, but the job was listed May 24.

Here are the library technical assistant job responsibilities, from the listing:

  • Performs complex nonprofessional clerical tasks specific to the operation, maintenance and provision of patients and staff library services, including the maintenance of various book collections.

  • Maintains and monitors detailed circulation control system(s) for patient and professional staff libraries, including reserves, renewals, overdue materials, damaged library materials, etc.

  • Coordinates and implements the provision of inter-library loan activities between Chester Public Library, the regional library system and facility library services.

  • Maintains various special collections, including print and nonprint materials, audio-visuals and support equipment for the provision of professional staff library services.

  • Creates displays, posters, etc., for promotion of reading and library services.

Listing qualifications:

  • “Knowledge, skill and mental development” equivalent to the completion of two years of college.

  • Pass the Illinois Department of Human Services background check.

  • Pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under state law.

  • Meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

Graphic Arts Designer Advanced

Agency: State Employee Retirement System

Salary: $4,525 to $6,622 per month

Location: Springfield

This application closes June 5.

Job responsibilities include, according to the listing:

  • Completely redesigns website as needed and oversees the development from initial concept to completion.

  • Provides technical support for retirement workshops, utilizing meeting software (such as Webex) to ensure smooth execution of agency workshops and retirement training sessions in house and online.

  • Supports agency by maintaining and updating Agency SharePoint system, including individual areas for each business unit.

  • Utilizes recording software to record audio/video workshops for retirement training webinars.

  • Responsible for the total design and layout of all state retirement systems forms and publications including newsletters, brochures, annual reports, handbooks, workbooks, etc.

Listing qualifications:

  • “Knowledge, skill, and mental development” equivalent to four years of college with a concentration in art, graphic design or a related subject.

  • Two years of professional experience in art/design production or graphics in printed and electronic media.

Veterinarian I

Agency: Department of Agriculture

Salary: $4,982 to $7,369 anticipated starting monthly salary

Location: Must reside in Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Bond or Clinton County. Remote work and travel is involved.

This application closes June 1.

The job responsibilities include, via the listing:

  • Travels within the region to conduct disease investigations and perform sample collection for foreign animal, emerging and program disease.

  • Assist in the maintenance of disease program and identification databases to advance animal disease traceability throughout Illinois.

  • Travels within the region to perform inspections on auction markets, rendering plants and trucks, livestock dealers, and other animal health licensees.

  • Travels within the region to conduct initial pullorum typhoid testing on flocks enrolling in the National Poultry Improvement Plan. Conducts avian influenza testing on NPIP member flocks for certification and for surveillance purposes.

  • Travels to conduct limited livestock humane care investigations.

  • Travels within an assigned region to assist animal and animal product investigators on inspections or investigations when further veterinary evaluation is necessary.

  • Contact owners and veterinarians regarding reportable diseases as assigned.

  • Work with partner agencies and stakeholders to facilitate emergency preparedness including but not limited to facilitating with maintenance of the premises database, assisting on the development of response plans and facilitating communications with local emergency managers and the state emergency operations center.

Listing qualifications:

  • License to practice veterinary medicine in Illinois.

  • Certification as a category II federal accredited veterinarian.

  • Ability to work in adverse conditions, including inclement weather and livestock settings.

  • Ability to travel overnight and long distances.

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to perform duties.

  • Ability to pass background check.

  • Pass pre-employment physical, including drug and alcohol screening.

Health Facilities Surveyor II, Option 3

Agency: Department of Public Health

Salary: $5,246 to $7,827 per month

Location: Fairview Heights

This application closes June 2.

The job responsibilities include, from the listing:

  • Travels to conduct difficult, highly complex and sensitive on‐site nutrition surveys of hospitals and nursing homes to assure compliance with the Nursing Home Care Act, Title XIX and XVIII of the Social Security Act.

  • Plans, coordinates and administers the new surveyor training and existing surveyor standardization programs for the region.

  • Reviews and evaluates surveys and investigation reports of lower level nutritionists for technical accuracy and compliance with applicable directives, policies and guidelines.

  • Assists in researching, developing and drafting new or revised state regulations and section policies and guidelines.

  • Assists regional supervisor with administrative tasks for the region as needed and directed.

  • Provides technical interpretation to facility owners and operators of long-term care facilities by conducting and participating in on‐site visits and workshops.

Listing qualifications:

  • Successful completion of state and federal basic surveyor orientation courses and certification of having successfully completed the federal surveyor minimum qualifications test.

  • One year of experience as a health facilities surveyor.

  • Possession of a valid Illinois certificate as a registered dietitian and knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, supplemented by a master’s degree in nutrition, dietetics or food service management and one year of professional experience in nutrition, dietetics or food service management; preferably requires registration by the American Dietetic Association.

Additional preferred qualifications apply and are outlined in the online application.

Family & Community Resource Center Administrator

Agency: Department of Human Services

Salary: $7,882 to $10,222

Location: Carlinville

This application closes June 8.

Here are the job responsibilities, according to the listing:

  • Serves as administrator of a family and community resource center in the Division of Family & Community Services, Department of Human Services.

  • Serves as full-line supervisor.

  • Reviews and evaluates reports of casework activities, including error reports, audit findings and quality assurance reviews.

  • Interprets, explains and implements new policies and procedures or changes in existing policies and procedures.

  • Travels to establish and maintain effective public relations with employers and other interested parties in the local area served.

Listing qualifications:

  • “Knowledge, skill, and mental development” equivalent to completion of four years of college with course work in a social or human services field.

  • Prior experience equivalent to three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a health or human services organization.

The listing’s preferred qualifications, in priority order:

  • Three years of professional experience interpreting and implementing policies, procedures and goals of public assistance services such as cash, food and medical-assistance programs.

  • Three years of professional experience in a public assistance eligibility system such as Integrated Eligibility Systems.

  • Three years of professional supervisory experience assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, training staff and approving time off.

  • Two years of professional casework experience in a social service agency.

  • Two years of professional experience providing technical training and assistance to staff to ensure the accurate and timely benefits in service delivery.

  • Two years of professional experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders daily and ensuring detailed and critical analysis of work performed.

  • Two years professional experience in public speaking to large and small audiences.

  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.