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FEDERAL FUNDS CONSULTANT/Personal Services Contract

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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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 CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov 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.

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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 8, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5076

Job Requisition ID:  6367

Agency:  Department of Public Health 

Office: Office of Finance and Administration

Posting ID: ARPA-20-0001
Posting Dates: 9/8/2021-9/21/2021
Salary:  $40-$50 commensurate with experience 
Job Type:  Hourly Full Time 
County: Work can be performed remotely from any location
Number of Vacancies:  2


****************A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****************

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.


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is looking for a Federal Funds Consultant to help supplement its COVID-19 response team.  This position assists senior management and other strategic partners involved in the State's response to COVID-19, optimize the use of the Federal COVID-19 funding it applies for and receives.  The successful candidates will match various initiatives to current and future Federal funds based on the grant guidelines, help shepherd Federal grant applications, and assist in monitoring initiatives once implemented.

Job Responsibilities

  • For each federal COVID grant awarded to IDPH, collect, assess and maintain a database of the allowable and unallowable costs, as well as a summary of the intent for each grant.
  • Serve as a resource for the ARPA Workgroup to assist in identifying funding source options that fit with proposed initiative requirements.
  • Work with all office's fiscal staff in committing and monitoring the compliant spending of the Federal grant dollars for procurement contracts, subrecipient grants, personnel, and other allowable uses of the federal grant dollars.
  • Monitor and assess new federal COVID-19 funding opportunities and their fit with the IDPH priorities and proposed initiatives.
  • Alert senior management of the new Federal COVID-19 funding opportunities and when applicable, ensure that the relevant office(s) are identified and submit application budget narratives that are consistent with the grant purpose and application guidelines.
  • Prepare and distribute regular reports that track what has been obligated against the Federal grant, and how much has been spent.


Minimum Requirements

  • 3-5 years federal grant fiscal managment experience for awards $1M or more.
  • Working knowledge of the functions of State government and of the character of relationships between the executive branch with the other branches, and between the State and higher and lower levels of government.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office 365 user especially Excel.

Education Degree

  • Requires knowledge and skill equivalent to completion of four years of college preferably with courses in business or public administration.
  • Prefers MBA with focus in finance and accounting,

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Work Location: Work may be performed remotely from any location
Job Function: Fiscal/Finance/Business 



The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety.  With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,000 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.