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Employment with SERS

All hiring for SERS is processed through:

Illinois Department of Central Management Services
500 Stratton Office Building
Springfield, Illinois 62706

Applicants interested in applying for employment with SERS must first qualify for positions under the Personnel Code by taking examinations administered by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS). CMS administers an open competitive examination program and furnishes recruitment counselors to assist in determining positions with the state for which you may be qualified.

Visit the Central Management Services Web site: for information regarding State of Illinois Test Centers, Examination Schedules, Alphabetic Index of Position Titles, Job Postings, Classification Specs, Personnel Code, Personnel Rules, and Pay Plan.

Upon completing the examination process, eligible applicants may contact either the Illinois Department of Central Management Services or SERS to inquire about job openings. Applicants may additionally forward a copy of their job application to SERS at that time.

"This information is furnished to prospective applicants to assist them in identifying positions for which they may qualify and to inform interested applicants of the required application and qualification procedures for state employment subject to the jurisdiction of the Personnel Code. This information is not intended to indicate that an opening currently exists in any of these job titles." SERS is an equal opportunity employer.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the initial testing phases of the candidate selection process for state positions as well as the subsequent employment interview process. Any and all accommodation requests by applicants throughout the State employment process should be appropriately reviewed and considered by human resources staff in state hiring agencies.

Below is a list of job titles utilized by SERS:

EEO Categories

  • Officials/Managers
    • Senior Public Service Administrator
    • Public Service Administrator

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  • Professional
    • Accountant
    • Accountant Advanced
    • Administrative Assistant I and II
    • Executive I and II
    • Methods & Procedures Advisor III
    • Retirement System Disability Specialist
    • Information Systems Analyst I and II
    • Information Services Specialist I and II
    • Human Resources Representative
    • Human Resources Specialist

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  • Technician
    • Account Technician I and II
    • Data Processing Specialist
    • Data Processing Technician
    • Insurance Analyst II

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  • Para-Professionals
    • Office Specialist
    • Office Coordinator
    • Pension & Death Benefit Technician I and II

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  • Office/Clerical
    • Office Associate
    • Office Assistant
    • Account Clerk

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  • Skilled Craft Workers
    • Reproduction Services Supervisor

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  • Residual Maintenance Worker
    • Building & Grounds Supervisor

Job Titles

Skilled Craft Workers
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