Illinois Department of Human Services

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60607
Job Requisition ID: 36934
Agency: Department of Human Services
Opening Date: 04/30/2024
Closing Date/Time: 05/13/2024
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $5,311 – $7,856 per month ($63,732 – $94,272 per year)
Work Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday
Work Location: 401 S Clinton St, Chicago, Illinois, 60607
Division of Family and Community Services
Bureau of Violence Prevention Services
Chicago Northern Region
Chicago/Cook County

Please click on the link to apply: https://illinois.jobs2web.com/job-invite/36934/

Position Overview

The Division of Family and Community Services is seeking to hire a Specialist for the Violence Prevention Program for the Chicago Northern Region. This position communicates and works closely with providers regarding the awards, responds to questions and addresses financial issues with providers regarding the grant award. Reviews provider periodic performance reports; notifies the Office of Fiscal Services staff about approved budgets and any advance payment authorizations to ensure the payment amount is awarded to each institution; monitors stop-payment list to determine if any providers appear on the list; recommends and implements policy and procedures to immediate supervisor as it relates to the programs; participates in training, technical assistance and support meetings for providers located throughout the state.

Job Responsibilities

Serves as the Violence Prevention (VP) Program Specialist for the Bureau of Violence Prevention Services for the Chicago Northern Region (CNR).
Communicates and works closely with providers regarding the awards.
Reviews provider periodic performance reports.
Notifies the Office of Fiscal Services staff about approved budgets and any advance payment authorizations to ensure the payment amount is awarded to each institution.
Monitors stop-payment list to determine if any providers appear on the list.
Recommends and implements policy and procedures to immediate supervisor as it relates to the programs.
Participates in training, technical assistance and support meetings for providers.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.
Minimum Qualifications

Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration.
Requires one (1) year of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization, OR completion of an agency approved professional management training program.
Preferred Qualifications

Four (4) years of professional experience utilizing the principles and practices of public and business administration.
Four (4) years of professional experience working with the principles of governmental accounting, program budgeting, personnel, statistics, and procurement, including an understanding of the Illinois Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA 30 ILCS 708) and related administrative grant rules including grant making procedures.
Four (4) years of professional experience ensuring accurate processing of documents with few if any errors.
Two (2) years of professional experience analyzing administrative problems and adopting an effective course of action.
Two (2) years of professional experience developing, installing, and evaluating new and revised methods, procedures.
Two (2) years of professional experience exercising judgment and discretion in developing, implementing, and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.
Two (2) years of professional experience developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.
Conditions of Employment

Requires the ability to travel statewide.
Requires basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

• A Pension Program

• Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

• 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually

• 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)

• 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually – (10 days in year one of employment)

* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour & part-time work schedules (as applicable)

• 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years

• Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)

• 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

• Deferred Compensation Program – A supplemental retirement plan

• Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)

• GI Bill® Training/Apprenticeship Benefits eligibility for qualifying Veterans

• 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions

• Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx

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