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Planning and Evaluation Administrator (SPSA Opt 1)

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 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.

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:  Nov 22, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62762

Job Requisition ID:  8933

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-99-8933

Opening Date: 11/23/2021
Closing Date/Time:  12/08/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $8,000 - $10,000 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Term Appointment Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 



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 in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Division of Family & Community Services is seeking to hire a dynamic administrator and independent and critical thinker who is organized, detail-oriented, strategic mindset, and a motivational leader with the ability to communicate vertically and horizontally to oversee the Planning and Evaluation Unit for the Division of Family and Community Services/Department of Human Services.  The Administration will be responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and executing the development, management evaluation activities, and training resources of data and data systems and document preparation and editing formula, competitive and continuing grant applications, final impact reports, annual program reports and RFP’s for community based and administrative services.  The Division’s mission is to assist Illinois residents by connecting them with public assistance programs and services.  Through its 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 Administrator for the Bureau of Planning and Evaluation.
  2. Serves as full-line supervisor.
  3. Serves as Division liaison to Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) and directs monitoring and development of new Division data systems, e.g. Cornerstone, Juvenile Management Information System, Youth Services Information System.
  4. Meets with intra/inter agency staff to negotiate procedures and policies regarding exchange of data on clients receiving Division related services.
  5. Confers with management regarding key findings of program evaluations, explaining their significance and recommending any indicated program restructuring.
  6. Convenes intra/inter agency staff to present findings and implications of Division evaluation activities.
  7. 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 college with course work in business or public administration. 
  2. Requires four (4) years progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or private organization.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Four (4) years of professional experience analyzing and evaluating data and documenting results in specified report formats.
  2. Four (4) years of professional experience in grant writing and grants management.
  3. Four (4) years of professional experience utilizing principles of accounting and laws, rules and regulations relating to systems and procedures particularly federal regulations regarding grants administration.
  4. Four (4) years of professional experience developing and administering annual grants and budget for a public or private organization’s program.
  5. Four (4) years of professional experience ensuring detailed and critical analysis of work performed is consistent with Grants Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) and 2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 200, 89 Illinois Administrative Code, Section 509.70, and Uniform Grant Agreements.
  6. Three (3) years of professional experience communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, with small and large stakeholder audiences to ensure detailed and critical analysis of work performed.
  7. Three (3) years of professional experience working with Comptroller policies and procedures, Federal and State statutes, administrative rules, and regulations relative to federal grants and programs.
  8. Two (2) year of professional experience conducting research and special projects or assignments relative to federal grants for a public or private business organization.
  9. Two (2) years of professional experience developing, recommending, and implementing policies and procedures pertaining to grant administration programming, program development, and/or administration.
  10. Two (2) years of professional experience managing multiple projects or tasks at once with accuracy and attention to detail, mitigating challenges or delays as they arise, communicating effectively and accurately about challenges, and meeting project deadlines.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to travel extensively with overnight stay.
  2. Requires advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Work Location: 100 South Grand Ave E Springfield, IL 62762 

Division of Family and Community Services

Office of Program Support and Program Evaluation

Bureau of Planning and Evaluation
Agency Contact:  Melissa.Long@Illinois.gov 
Job Function: 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.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield