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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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To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

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Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1915

Job Requisition ID:  24496

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date:  03/16/2023
Closing Date/Time:  03/29/2023
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $4,982 - $7,369 per month.  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) is recommended. When applicable, titles that require specific coursework, professional license or certification will include a notation requesting the appropriate document(s) be uploaded in the Additional Documents section of your application. Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in ineligibility. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) regardless of vacancy title before any offer can be extended.


Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number 10-90-24496 

Position Overview

The Division of Family and Community Services is seeking to hire a detail oriented and energetic Program Specialist for Prevention Services within the Bureau of Positive Youth Development. Reviews, evaluates, and analyzes annual program plans and budgets, tracks grantee data, progress, and fiscal reports to determine program performance, grant compliance and adherence with any applicable statutes. Compiles program data and fiscal reports for the Community Youth Services (CYS) program.  The Division’s mission is to assist Illinois residents by connecting them with public assistance programs and services.  Through our programs, services and prevention efforts, the Division improves the health and well-being of individuals and promotes self-sufficiency and integrity of families of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the Community Youth Services (CYS) Program Specialist of the Bureau of Youth Intervention Services.
  2. Communicates and works closely with providers regarding the awards, responds to questions and addresses financial issues with providers regarding the grant award.
  3. Reviews provider periodic performance reports.
  4. Notifies the Office of Fiscal Services staff about approved budgets and any advance payment authorizations to ensure the payment amount is awarded to each institution.
  5. Monitors stop-payment list to determine if any providers appear on the list.
  6. Recommends and implements policy and procedures to immediate supervisor as it relates to the programs.
  7. Participates in training, technical assistance and support meetings for providers located throughout the state.
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration.
  2. Requires one (1) year of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization


          completion of an agency approved professional management training program. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One (1) year of professional experience working with principles and practices of public and business administration.
  2. One (1) year of professional experience working with principles of governmental accounting, program budgeting, personnel, statistics, and procurement, including an understanding of the Illinois Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA 30 ILCS 708) and related administrative grant rules including grant making procedures.
  3. One (1) year of professional experience analyzing administrative problems and adopting an effective course of action.
  4. One (1) year of professional experience developing, installing, and evaluating new and revised methods, procedures.
  5. One (1) year of professional experience exercising judgment and discretion in developing, implementing, and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.
  6. One (1) year of professional experience developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to travel.

Work Hours:  8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday  
Work Location:  823 E Monroe St Springfield, IL 62701-1915  

Division of Family & Community Services

Office of Community & Positive Youth Development

Bureau of Positive Youth Development

Springfield/Sangamon County
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Administration/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)
  • 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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