Veterans Employment Representative II

State Of Illinois Springfield , IL 62701

Posted 1 week ago

Description of Duties/Essential Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions

Under general direction, serves as Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) for an assigned area; as a Veterans' Business Specialist (VBS-LVER) for the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Business Services Division, plans, coordinates and conducts employer outreach services on behalf of Veterans; provides guidance, directs and implements standards and procedures for the delivery of Veteran services as defined by Title 38 of the US Code. Develops and implements plan to promote the advantages of hiring Veterans to employers and employer groups; advocates for Veterans with businesses, industry and other community-based organizations by planning and participating in a variety of outreach activities.

Collaborates with Veteran Career Coach (VCC-DVOP) staff and/or other agency staff to coordinate job development opportunities for job-ready Veterans; works directly with partner agencies, including but not limited to American Job Center (AJC) partners, to develop job opportunities for eligible veterans. Establishes and/or maintains various reports related to employer outreach services on behalf of Veterans; records all Employer Outreach activities and Employment Services provided in the IL Labor Exchange system (IJL). As directed, travels to perform these duties for assigned worksites within the defined area other than the primary assigned office. Travels nationwide to attend meetings, training sessions, seminars and conferences related to providing services to veterans.

Minimum Requirements:
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years college with courses in social or behavioral sciences, business administration or marketing.

Requires one year of professional experience in marketing, public relations or a related field. Requires other than dishonorable discharge from the Armed Services of the United States. Prefers thorough knowledge of veterans' special needs and community resources available to Veterans.

Requires extensive knowledge of the organization, operation and functions of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES); state and federal labor and employment laws, methods and techniques developed by the agency and federal and state laws affecting veterans. Requires ability to: meet and coordinate with potential employers to promote IDES; analyze and evaluate effectiveness of services provided to veterans; establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with employers, employees, public officials, representatives of veterans' organizations and the general public; make decisions and initiate action to promote greater areas of Employment Services; follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; use electronic office equipment such as printer, copier, scanner, fax machine; a personal computer/ laptop and related software programs and the internet to perform assigned duties. Requires an appropriate valid driver's license and the ability to travel extensively.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact: Anticipated Starting Salary Range - $4,164 - $6,128 Monthly

Current Bargaining Unit Employees

  • Collective Bargaining Agreement Language Applies



  • Friday

8:30 am

  • 5:00 pm


Marion Outpost

3000 W. DeYoung, Suite 800B

Marion, IL


IDES Recruitment & Selection

607 E. Adams St.

  • 8th Floor

Springfield, IL 62701

Attn: Don Motley

Phone: (217) 524-2980

Fax: (217) 524-3472


SPECIAL NOTICE: A new version of the CMS-100 Employment Application dated July 2019 is available and effective November 1, 2019. Any employment application received by IDES that is dated prior to July 2019 will not be considered.

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact listed above. AFSCME Employees, if this will be considered a Transfer per AFSCME Contractual Language, please complete the Transfer Request Form.

PROMOTION: If you are a current state employee seeking a promotion, you should submit a CMS-100B Promotional Application to the Agency Contact listed above.

NON-STATE EMPLOYEES: When you submit your CMS-100 Employment Application in response to this posting, the Agency Contact listed above will then submit your application for grading. If you are applying for Veterans Preference, please include your DD 214 or other Military Documentation.

Questions related to Testing and Grading can be directed to: CMS Examining at (217) 524-1321 or (312) 793-3565.

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.


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, IL 60603 or by calling (312) 793-9290.

How to Apply:

  • Effective November 1, 2019 Central Management Services (CMS) will no longer accept CMS100 and CMS100B applications from employees. Applications should be sent to the Agency Contact listed above.

  • You must submit a separate bid form and CMS100 or CMS100B for each position applied for.

  • Link to: Helpful hints for completing the CMS100 Employment Application.

  • This position requires a current grade from CMS to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration.

  • The grade for {Job Title of Posting} is issued by CMS based upon a review of your employment application and completion of a multiple-choice Automated Test. Please follow the below procedure for titles that require an Automated Test.

Automated Test Application Process

Step 1 - Apply to Position



Submit Bid Form and current CMS100B (form dated 7/2019 or after) to the Agency Contact above within the posting period.

View promotional grades page for further information on what qualifies as a promotion.


(Voluntary Reduction, Job Assignments & Transfer):

Submit a Bid Form and current CMS100 (form dated 07/2019 or after) and transfer request form (if applicable) to the agency contact listed above within the posting period.


Submit a current CMS100 (form dated 7/2019 or after) to the agency contact above within the posting period. Please include a coversheet with the Bid ID# of this posting.

Step 2 - Take Automated Test during the period of this job posting


As of September 1, 2020 all CMS Assessment Centers are scheduling Open Competitive and promotional examinations via a notification process. Members of the public and current state employees should continue to apply directly to the hiring agency point of contact on active job postings using a CMS100 or a CMS100B for current state employees. Call-in and Walk-in appointments and services are currently unavailable at all CMS Assessment Center locations.

Upward Mobility Program testing continues as a call-in scheduling service. All Upward Mobility Program testers must be in possession of a Proficiency Examination Registration form (PER) prior to scheduling an exam.

A PER must be presented to the Assessment Center at the time of scheduling in order to reserve a time slot. No walk-in scheduling or services are available.

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 Veterans Employment Representative II:

Class Specification

Additional Title and Exam Information

These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.

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.

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