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Date:  Sep 12, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62704-2524

Job Requisition ID:  18072

Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time: 09/26/2022
Salary:   $4164 - $5982 (Anticipating Starting Salary is $4164)  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


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Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Reimbursement Officer.  Under general supervision, this position will perform a variety of technical reimbursement duties in order to obtain reimbursement from the federal government for child care/administrative costs on all youth in care statewide.  The position will complete initial applications to determine eligibility/claimability for Title IV-E, Medicaid, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Assistance on all new cases in which DCFS takes custody of a child.  The position will also determine ongoing eligibility/claimability throughout the life of the case.  This position provides a great opportunity for a motivated, detail-oriented individual who is interested in playing a role in the reimbursement process for the Department of Children and Family Services.  DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program.  The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills and communications skills.  We invite you to join our innovative team to help make a positive difference in the lives of the children and families of Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as Reimbursement Officer

2. For all Title IV-E and Medicaid eligible youth in care, determines ongoing eligibility/claimability throughout the life of the case through the review and analysis of reports, change notices, and the monthly Streamline process

3. Reviews and completes determination of Title IV-E eligibility on adoption assistance (AA) cases and completes redetermination at age 18

4. Determines Medicaid eligibility for COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) for both the foster care and adoption assistance population of children placed out of state

5. Completes and reviews all long-term care budgeting and enrollment paperwork and maintains verbal and written contact with the DHS Long Term Care Unit for children placed in nursing homes or mental health facilities

6. Performed 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 completion of four years of college with courses in accounting, economics, or business administration, preferably including courses in insurance, estate, and probate law

2. Requires one year of work experience in the reimbursement field

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. 2 years of experience in an office setting applying working knowledge of legal terminology relevant to the reimbursement of funds
  2. 2 years of experience in an office setting exercising the ability to update and maintain complex reimbursement records
  3. 2 years of experience in an office setting exercising the ability to prepare complex reports relevant to reimbursement operations
  4. 2 years of experience in an office setting applying extensive knowledge of mathematical calculations relevant to reimbursement funding
  5. 2 years of experience in an office setting exercising the ability to effectively communicate procedures, methods, and/or laws pertaining to the reimbursement program

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to pass a background check
  2. Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel

About the Agency

DCFS is deeply committed to the welfare and protection of children.  Our goal is to protect children by strengthening and supporting families.  In every effort, from receiving hotline calls to reaching family reunification or foster care and adoption, children and families are our focus.  The Division of Budget and Finance plays a supporting role in the Department’s operations by working to ensure the agency’s financial stability and implementation of sound budgetary practices

Work Hours:  M-F 08:30am to 5:00pm  
Work Location: 726 S College St Springfield, IL 62704-2524  
Agency Contact:

Fisayo  Oyadeyi


Phone #:217-524-1423

Job Family:  Fiscal/Finance/Business  


This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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