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Date:  May 21, 2024

Springfield, IL, US, 62704

Job Requisition ID:  37152

Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 

Title: Reimbursement Officer I - Eligibility Determination Unit - Springfield
Closing Date/Time: 06/04/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary $4,439 monthly; Full Range $4,439 - $6,377 monthly.  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU: RC062   

PUC: 90683833

DIVPIN: 200498


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.

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


Posting Identification Number  37152 

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, performs a variety of technical reimbursement duties in order to obtain reimbursement from the federal government for childcare/administrative costs on all youth in care statewide

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. 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 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

Condition of Employment

1. Requires the ability to pass a background check

2. Requires the 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:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm  
Work Location: 726 S College St, Springfield, Illinois, 62704  

Supervisor: Bethany Garthaus
Agency Contact: 

Fisayo Oyadeyi


Posting Group:  Social Services  


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



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