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Date:  Jul 9, 2024

Joliet, IL, US, 60436

Job Requisition ID:  39377

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 07/10/2024
Closing Date/Time:  08/09/2024 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $8,825 - $12,347 per month ($105,900 - $148,164 per year) 
Job Type:  Salaried 
County:  Will 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  None 


Hospital Chief Executive Officer (SPSA, Option 6)




A resume and cover letter should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.


Posting Identification Number: 39377

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire an energetic, self-motivated professional to fill the Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC) located in Joliet, Illinois. This position will provide leadership and oversight of the services provided at the facility. The incumbent will direct, review and enforce standards of care and treatment for patients receiving Mental Health services. Provides input to Fiscal Management staff on matters involving the development and management of the Mental Health part of the annual budget.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC) Mental Health (MH) units.
  2. Directs, reviews, and enforces standards of care and treatment for patients receiving Mental Health services at JITC.
  3. Provides input to Fiscal Management staff on matters involving the development and management of the MH part of the annual budget.
  4. Serves as primary authority for the MH units.
  5. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a Master’s Degree in a health or human services related field.
  2. Requires four (4) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in the administration of a social services department, organization, facility, or hospital.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Five (5) years of professional experience organizing, administering and evaluating ongoing services in a multi-disciplinary operation.
  2. Five (5) years of professional experience interacting with and communicating in oral and written form with internal and external stakeholders.
  3. Three (3) years of professional supervisory experience, assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, training staff, preparing and signing performance evaluations and approving time off.
  4. Three (3) years of professional experience developing and interpreting policies and procedures for a public or private organization.
  5. Two (2) years of professional experience working with Federal and State standards and regulations relative to in-patient care and treatment programs.
  6. Two (2) years of professional experience developing strategic plans, long and short-term goals for residential treatment program.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to serve on-call after business hours, weekends on holidays on a rotation basis.
  2. Requires the ability to travel in the performance of job duties.
  3.  Requires ability to pass the IDOC background check.

  4. Requires 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.

*All conditions of employment listed are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Work Location: 2848 McDonough St, Joliet, Illinois, 60436 

Division of Mental Health

Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC)

Agency Contact:
Posting Group: Leadership & Management; Social Services 



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 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)
• Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
• 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
• Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)
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Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to:

Application deadline: Friday August 9, 2024 (11:59pm)


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.

Nearest Major Market: Joliet
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago