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Business Administrator - PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR opt. 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

East Saint Louis, IL, US, 62203-1085

Job Requisition ID:  18900

Agency:  Department of Corrections 
Closing Date/Time: 11:59 pm  10/03/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated starting salary $6,667 a month; Anticipated salary range is $6,667 to $7,500 a month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  St. Clair 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 


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Position Overview

The Business Administrator position at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center serves as the lead business professional at a facility with a staff of over 200 full-time employees and is responsible for managing an annual operating budget of approximately $27 million. As the Business Office Supervisor, the Business Administrator must lead a subordinate staff of 14 employees within the Business Office and the Supply/Warehousing Departments. The roles supervised include such dedicated responsibilities as accounting, payroll, timekeeping and inventory management in the Business Office, as well as providing leadership in managing the warehouse and Inmate Commissary needs. The ideal candidate will be able to help organize and streamline these varying roles, while maintaining a balance between a watchful eye on budgetary concerns, and the security and maintenance needs of the facility. Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center offers its employees excellent benefits, including an exceptional pension plan, all while working in a unique location designed as a dedicated substance abuse treatment facility, providing training and re-entry skills for its population. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.    

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years college, preferable with courses in business or public administration.
  2. Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in fiscal operations for a public or business organization.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prefers at least three (3) years of experience performing full range of fiscal functions within a large organization.

2. Prefers at least three (3) years of supervisory experience.

3. Prefers at least three (3) years of experience utilizing automated financial systems.

4. Prefers a bachelors' Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Finance, Economics or Accounting.

5. Prefers experience managing a multi-million-dollar budget for a large Corporation.

6. Prefers at least three (3) years of experience with contract establishment, contract monitoring, and procurement processes.

7. Prefers more than three (3) years of experience with automated financial systems.

8. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience in property control and inventory management.

9. Prefers at least six (6) months of experience with BidBuy or other procurement software.

10. Prefers experience interpreting collective bargaining contracts and supervising union covered employees.

11. Prefers more than three (3) years of experience conducting fiscal operations within a multi-million-dollar organization.


Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to travel.
  2. Requires the ability to be on call.
  3. Requires the ability to work at various times outside of normal office hours to meet deadlines.
  4. Requires willingness to work within a correctional center.
  5. Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  6. Requires the ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.
  7. Covid 19 vaccination

About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, 
policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency’s success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our 
custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.

Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not 
limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.

The IDOC team works to serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in behavior of individuals in custody, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.

Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Hours:  8a-4p Mon-Fri (Saturday/Sunday off) 
Work Location: Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center 950 N Kingshighway East Saint Louis, IL 62203-1085 
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Administration/Management 


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