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Date:  Apr 7, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-1813

Job Requisition ID:  1564

Agency:  Department of Agriculture 
Closing Date/Time:  04/21/2021 
Salary:  $85,000.00 - $100,000/year 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 



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Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Agriculture is seeking a Bureau Chief of Warehouses to lead the administration of the Illinois Grain Insurance Fund and ensure annual compliance with the Illinois Grain Code. This role will contribute to assuring the continued protection of the interests of grain producers and depositors against losses associated with failed grain dealers and warehouses.  The Bureau Chief collaborates with team members to review financial statements, license grain dealers and grain warehouses, and complete warehouse and dealer claims. The ideal candidate will have proven successes aligning people, processes and resources and delivering results working with a broad spectrum of stakeholders such as grain dealers, grain depositors, agricultural cooperative associations and the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The department's Bureau of Warehouses protects producers and depositors of agriculture commodities in public storage and ensures the financial integrity of the industry. We welcome qualified applicants interested in being a part of this productive and valuable team.

Job Responsibilities

  1. (30%) Serves as the Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Warehouses performing highly responsible managerial functions in determining policy for the Bureau.
  2. (20%) Acts as lead negotiator with claimants and creditors involved in grain elevator insolvencies or firms liquidating assets for the benefit of grain creditors.
  3. (20%) Establishes and implements policies concerning licensing and regulation of warehouses.
  4. (10%) Communicates with organizations which represent businesses affected by the regulatory functions of the Bureau of Warehouses.
  5. (05%) Collaborates with agency and external partners.
  6. (05%) Coordinates review of proposals for legislative and fiscal impact.
  7. (05%) Serves as full line supervisor of staff headquartered both remotely and to the office, preparing staff work schedules, assigning specific duties and reviewing work.
  8. (05%) Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with courses in business or public administration.
  2. Requires 4 years of responsible experience in a public or business organization with duties including management of a program or operational support function.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Five years of experience analyzing, interpreting, and reporting commonly utilized financial data.
  2. At least one year of experience working with rules, regulations and laws relative to warehouse acquisitions, bankruptcies and liquidations.
  3. Three years of experience establishing and implementing policies.
  4. Five years of experience managing a program budget.
  5. Three years of experience serving as a negotiating representative to promote or support the interests of an organization.
  6. Three years of experience supervising staff which includes assigning and reviewing work, establishing annual goals and objectives, preparing and issuing performance evaluations, providing guidance and training, and determining staffing needs.
  7. One year of experience presenting to large and small audiences.
  8. At least one year of experience resulting in intermediate proficiency working with Microsoft Office products.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires ability to travel.
2. Requires ability to pass a background check.

Work Hours:  8:00am - 4:30pm / Monday - Friday 
Work Location: 801 E Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702-1813 
Agency Contact: Rebecca Shuster; Email: AGR.HUMANRESOURCES@ILLINOIS.GOV; Phone: 217-785-5099
Job Function: Administration/Management 


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Agriculture administers the Illinois Grain Code.  The Illinois Grain Insurance Fund was established in 1983 to protect depositors against losses associated with failed grain dealers and warehouses. This is a critical regulatory function with a budget of over 2 million dollars. When an insolvency occurs, the Illinois Department of Agriculture protects the interests of grain producers and depositors.