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Administration Unit Manager (PSA , option 6)

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:  Aug 1, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1915

Job Requisition ID:  15774

Agency: Department of Human Services

Posting ID: 10-33-15774

Opening Date: 08/02/2022

Closing Date/Time: 08/15/2022
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $5,834 - $9,584 per month
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 

Department of Human Services



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 Human 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 that is not a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Division of Early Childhood is seeking to hire an energetic and detail-oriented manager to oversee the operations of the Department of Human Services Early Intervention Administration Unit. The manager organizes, plans, executes, controls, and evaluates the operation of the Administration Unit. The Division of Early Childhood develops and executes policies to support and enforce state and federal statutes, which govern statewide implementation of the birth to three programs for children with developmental disabilities and their families.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the Administration Unit Manager for the Bureau of Early Intervention.
  2. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  3. Serves as statewide EI liaison for the training, central directory, credentialing, technical assistance and monitoring and centralized billing contracts (EI Partners).
  4. Provides staff support to the IICEI as well as compiles data and prepares reports relative to the issues brought forth at Council and committee meetings.
  5. Supervises the development of RFPs by subordinate staff.
  6. Develops state initiatives for the 0-3 population in Illinois; interprets new legislation and administrative policies and procedures having a direct impact on 0-3 programs.
  7. Collaborates with multiple external and internal agencies and contacts including provider agencies, families, Regional Intake Entities and other birth to three programs
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably with the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years college with course work in a social or human services field.
  2. Requires three (3)  years progressively responsible administrative experience in a health or human services organization.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Five (5) years of professional experience working with an early intervention federal grant system such as the Part C EI System.
  2. Four (4) years of professional experience working with early childhood programs such as childcare, child welfare and/or home visiting.
  3. Four (4) years of professional experience with early intervention philosophy, policy and regulatory requirements to individuals and groups with diverse public health backgrounds, philosophies and interests.
  4. Three (3) years of professional experience communicating, verbally and in writing, across various forms of media and with small and large stakeholder audiences to ensure detailed and critical analysis of work performed.
  5. Two (2) years of professional experience meeting deadlines with strong attention to detail and the ability to use critical thinking skills while managing multiple projects.
  6. Two (2) years of professional experience managing personnel, assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending and/or implementing counseling and/or discipline activities, and training staff.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Work Location: 823 E Monroe St Springfield, IL 62701-1915

Division of Early Childhood

Bureau of Early Intervention


Agency Contact: 

Alexandria Puccetti



Job Family:  Administration/Management


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)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity 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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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.

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