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SPSA Opt. 1 - FSGU B Director 1

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Sep 19, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60605

Job Requisition ID:  19234

Agency: Criminal Justice Information Authority
Closing Date/Time: 10/03/2022
Salary: $110k - $125K
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Cook
Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Req#19234


Job Req#19234

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This is a non-union position and is subject to the revoloving door. 

Position Overview

Subject to administrative approval, serves as Deputy Associate Director of the Federal & State Grants Unit (FSGU); formulate and implement policy and procedures for the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program and violence prevention program (VPP) funding; evaluates policies and procedures for maximum effectiveness and compliance for R3 and VPP; serves as the Authority’s liaison with policy-making officials with State, federal and local government, private agencies and organizations; supervises staff

Job Responsibilities

30% Formulates and implements policies and procedures for the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program and violence prevention program funding; prepares the R3 budget; develops and updates Illinois’ plans and applications for the award and expenditure Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program and VPP violence prevention program funding; supervises development and production of the Authority’s mandated violence prevention strategy; identifies project areas based on state-wide input; reviews and analyzes specialized professional information and develops recommendations on grant funding; presents plans to all levels of state policy making officials; coordinates with the R3 board on grant matters; and develops and participates in outreach to communities.  

25% Supervises staff, assigns work; approves time off; provides guidance and training; gives oral reprimands; effectively recommends grievance resolutions; completes and signs performance evaluations; establishes annual goals and objectives; counsels staff on problems with productivity, quality of work and conduct; determines staffing needs to achieve program objectives; oversees development of training on agency policy and procedures.

15% Evaluates policies and procedures for R3 and VPP for maximum effectiveness and compliance; updates existing guidelines and policies relating to fund usage to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations; develops appropriate audit policies and procedures for federal and state purposes; liaises with Office of General Counsel with respect to policy and federal regulations, terms of agreements and other matters relating to grants with particular reference to federal requirements, legislation and regulation.

15% Serves as the Authority’s Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program and violence prevention program funding liaison with policy making officials within State, federal and local government, private agencies and organizations; maintains dialogue with representatives of professional and community groups to provide specialized consultation on Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) Program and violence prevention program funding.

10% Oversees the distribution of grant information to applicants for R3 program and VPP; consults and advises applicants; assists applicants in both project implementation and adherence to R3 and VPP funding guidelines; resolves problems with grantees

5% Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of a Master’s degree with coursework in social work, criminal justice, human services, public administration, accounting, and political science. Requires 5 years of professional experience in policy development, program planning, community outreach and, budgeting in one of the areas of economic development, violence prevention services, re-entry services, youth development, or civil-legal aid.

Preferred Qualificartion

Requires excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate with diverse groups, demonstrate supervisory ability, excellent problem-solving skills, and ability to develop programs to address specific problems. Requires ability to utilize word processing software and PC equipment.

Work Hours:  8:30am to 5:00pm

Work Location: 60 E Van Buren, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Agency Contact: 


Job Family:  Administration/Management

Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this
position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, 
prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive 
Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.


Agency Statement

ICJIA responds to community needs with research and federal and state grants administration. ICJIA administers over 100 million dollars in grants, including the R3 (restore, reinvest, renew) grants (funded through the tax on legalized cannabis), state violence prevention grants, and federal grants including under the Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Crime Act. ICJIA convenes groups and collaborates on efforts to reform the criminal justice system. ICJIA leads criminal justice reform efforts by supporting policy makers through research. 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago