Career Opportunity

Floater (Program Specialist I #1028 and #1029)
1028, 1029
Human Resources
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 6, 2022
Open Until Filled

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​Reporting to, and as assigned by the Director of Human Resources, will serve the role as a permanent floater (Program Specialist I), moving from various departments throughout the agency based on program priorities and/or workforce shortages to perform tasks as assigned by the respective program administrator. Duties will vary in nature and relate to clerical, fiscal and/or technical activities, depending on the specific assignment. Performance evaluations will be completed by the Director of Human Resources, based on input from those administrators who temporarily assigned duties during the period being evaluated. (Work hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  • ​May perform a variety of clerical tasks, ranging from routine to moderately complex.
  • May perform typing and filing duties and operate office machines requiring minimal skill.
  • May answer phones, greet visitors and provide routine information.
  • May open, sort, prepare and distribute mail and maintain appropriate program logs.
  • May proof and make simple corrections to reports.
  • May perform various functions and activities associated with/relating to one or more of the agency's fiscal programs.
  • May audit and prepare agency payments (including data entry, detail object approval, verification of reported data and monitoring of obligated amounts).
  • May process applications, claims, payments and reports.
  • May assist in the maintenance of inventory records (agency equipment, food distribution, textbooks, etc.).
  • May perform a variety of technical tasks associated with operations in technology infrastructure (equipment and/or data control), administrative services and other program areas as defined.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • ​High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • One year of secretarial or programmatic experience in an office setting involving multi-line phone systems, filing, and computer work.
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

ISBE provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We actively foster a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Illinois has an urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational equity by ensuring that all policies, programs, and practices affirm the strengths that each and every child brings within their diverse backgrounds and life experiences, and by delivering the comprehensive supports, programs, and educational opportunities they need to succeed.