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Location:  Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1411
Job Requisition ID:  22773
Agency: Department of Children and Family Services
Closing Date/Time: 01/31/2023
Salary: Anticipated Starting Salary is $8,751 - $11,376 Monthly
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000
DIVPIN: 640221


Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Children and Family Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Manager of Central and Southern Regional Contract Administration. Under administrative direction, this position will plan and direct the contracting process for purchase of service from private sector providers, grants, and Department procurements involving multi-level programmatic operations. The position will oversee assigned Regional Contract Administrators, who in turn oversee professional staff engaged in contract monitoring within their assigned region. This position provides a great opportunity for a motivated individual to help ensure that DCFS gets the most value for its contract dollars. DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program. The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills and strong leadership skills. We invite you to join our innovative team to help make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families of Illinois

Job Responsibilities

1.  Serves as Manager of Central and Southern Regional Contract Administration
2.  Serves as full line supervisor
3.  Reviews, evaluates, and coordinates the tracking and modification of computer systems connected to the contract process and maintenance of centralized Department files for purchase of service, grants, and Department procurements to ensure effective, efficient processing of contract-related information, to facilitate the Department’s ability to be proactive regarding potential problems, and to respond to audits and inquiries regarding contracts
4.  Directs and coordinates the quality control process related to contracts
5.  Manages, controls, and organizes the process of service provider rate determination through individual reimbursable per diem rates for institutional and group home providers and statewide reimbursable rates for foster care, day care and other providers
6.  Represents the Department at various private sector and governmental work groups and committees regarding contract services
7.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration
2.  Requires four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization in accounting, contract services, or procurement

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

1. 3 years of professional experience conducting or managing contract monitoring and/or review
2. 3 years of experience supervising professional staff
3. 3 years of professional experience managing teams in multiple locations
4. 3 years of professional experience administering a quality control process for a public or business organization
5. 3 years of professional experience managing the process of service provider rate determination

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to pass a background check
  2. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel
  3. Per Executive Order 2018-07, requires engagement with Business Enterprise Program (BEP) contractors and subcontractors and support for the goals of the BEP program and the Fair Contracting Task Force when applicable

About the Agency

DCFS is deeply committed to the welfare and protection of children. The Office of Contract Administration works to ensure that the Department’s contracts with private agencies result in quality services to children and youth and comply with all applicable statutes, rules, and policies. We invite you to join our innovative team to help make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families of Illinois.     
Work Hours: M-F 08:30am to 5:00pm
Work Location: 406 E Monroe St Springfield, IL 62701-1411
Supervisor: Doug Washington
Agency Contact: Fisayo Oyadeyi
Email: (For questions only)
Phone #:217-524-1423
Job Family: Administration/Management; Fiscal/Finance/Business