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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

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Date:  Jun 9, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62702

Job Requisition ID:  3742

Agency:  Department on Aging 
Closing Date/Time:  06/23/2021 
Salary:  $77,000-$90,000/year 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. 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 Illinois Department on Aging is seeking an individual who will serve as BEAM Administrator within the Department and with external partners who work with older adults. The ideal candidate has experience with the 1915c Aging waiver and is interested in a career with a social mission to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the individuals served by the Department. The BEAM Administrator assists subordinates in providing information, advice and guidance to the Aging network and providers, MCOs, and sister agencies related to the agency policies and procedures, laws, rules, regulations, and precedents. The candidate must have strong relational and organizational skills as well as possess knowledge of common computer software platforms.  If the position interests you and you are passionate about the health, safety and welfare of the aging population, the Department encourages you to apply.

Job Responsibilities

1.  40%  Manages and controls the activities of various technical and specialist support functions.


2.  15%  Acts as liaison with other Divisions of the Agency, the Department of Human Services, Public Health, the Office of the Comptroller, etc., who are requesting procedural or informational assistance with reference to interrelated problems.


3.  10%  Supervises staff.


4.  10%  Confers with legislators, senior citizen organizations, and program providers and network regarding problems.


5.  10%  Works with division management on a variety of management related and/or specialized division projects.


6.  05%  Coordinates activities with the Division of Information & Technology with systems development personnel regarding program errors, computer acceptability, program discrepancies and/or program specifications.


7.  05%  Recommends and implements changes in, or establishment of, new policies and procedures.


8.  05%  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four (4) years of college with courses in health and human services related field or gerontology.


2.  Requires three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative/supervisory experience in a health and human services environment.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

 1.  More than three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative/supervisory experience in a health and human services environment.


 2.  Master’s degree with courses in health and human services related field or gerontology.


 3.  Experience working in a comprehensive program (i.e. programs that address the needs of a vulnerable population, or socially complex needs).


 4.  Experience working under Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules and regulations.


 5.  Experience working with home and community-based service waivers.


 6.  Experience working with Managed Care Organizations.


 7.  Experience working with the aging and with persons with disabilities populations.


 8.  Experience working with accreditation and/or external audits/reviews.


 9.  Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures.


10.  Experience working with Administrative Rules.


Conditions of Employment

1.  Requires the ability to travel to offsite meetings and conferences.

Work Hours:  8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri 
Work Location: One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1813 
Agency Contact:  Julie.Brightwell@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Administration/Management; Social Services 


About the Agency

Respect yesterday, support today, and plan for tomorrow’s Illinois seniors. Employment at the Illinois Department on Aging promotes quality and culturally-appropriate programs and partnerships that encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield