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    Human Resources Office
    The Human Resources Office (HRO) provides centralized personnel administration for Army and Air National Guard federal technicians and Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) program. The office furnishes the Adjutant General, his staff, managers and supervisors with technical assistance and guidance on such areas as manpower and position management, recruiting, career management, classification, staffing, labor relations and equal employment opportunity.

Visit "Job Openings" to view our current open positions
You can contact the HRO office at 217-761-3540

Types of Positions Available

There are three types of employment positions within the Department of Military Affairs, Illinois National Guard: Federal Technician, Active Guard Reserve (AGR) and state. All openings are posted under "Job Openings" on this site, however, the administration of state positions is handled by the State Personnel Office in the Department of Military Affairs. You can contact them at 217-761-3786.

Employment forms are available on this site for Federal Technician and AGR positions.

HRO consists of three branches - Classification Resource and Staffing Branch, Labor and Employee Relations Branch, and Services and Support Branch.

Classification Resource and Staffing

This Branch has three primary functions; Staffing, Classification and Budget, supporting the Technician and Active Guard Reserve (AGR) programs for both the Illinois Army and Air National Guard.

  • Responsible for merit promotions and placement of the technician workforce
  • Responsible for Army and Air National Guard AGR vacancy announcements
  • Responsible for workforce management and classification
  • Responsible for the maintenance of technician pay account budgets

Labor and Employee Relations

Primary functions include:

  • Technical and advisory assistance to HRO relative to the Department of Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS)
  • Develops management information products and reports for HRO and field levels
  • Personnel actions
  • Technician benefits while on active duty and restoration rights under Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Performance management and discipline/adverse actions

Service and Support

Primary functions include:
  • Manages all functions of Military and Federal Equal Opportunity to include discrimination complaint process
  • Manages Special Emphasis programs and Diversity Initiatives
  • Administers the technician training program and process, maintains, and monitors training funds
  • Provides assistance and advice to supervisors and managers
  • Support and enhance the mobilization readiness of the Army National Guard through the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program