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Date:  May 24, 2024

Springfield, IL, US, 62701

Job Requisition ID:  37167

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.


Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 

Title: Public Service Administrator Opt. 6 (Staff Development Training Administrator - Central / Southern Region) - Springfield 
Closing Date/Time: 06/07/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary $7,660/month; Full Range $7,660 - $11,810  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU: RC063   

REQ #: 37167

PUC: 90693381


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.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and energetic individual to serve as Staff Development Training Administrator for Central & Southern Region.  Under administrative direction, this position will serve as working supervisor of professional staff and assigned consultants engaged in conducting employee trainings.  The position will manage the Department’s Title IV-E Annual Training Plan, Training Budget, and Training Evaluation process and will collaborate with other managers within the Office of Learning and Professional Development (OLPD) to manage the statewide training needs assessment process.  This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about children and interested in providing leadership of a team of professional staff engaged in conducting training of child welfare professionals.  DCFS offers a competitive compensation plan, excellent benefits, and a pension program.  The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent organizational skills and strong leadership capabilities.  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 Staff Development Training Administrator for Central and Southern Region

2.  Manages the Department’s Title IV-E Annual Training Plan, Training Budget, and Training Evaluation process

3.  Coordinates regional professional development activities

4.  In collaboration with the Division of Quality Enhancement, provides leadership in the development of a system of performance analysis that identifies performance gaps and develops remedial training strategies

5.  Conducts and provides input into various special projects and initiatives

6.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Requires a Master's degree in social work from a recognized college or university.

2.  Requires three years of progressively responsible administrative child welfare experience. 


Special Skills

Of the 3 years of required experience, requires that the experience involve the administration of child protection services/investigations; requires experience in developing and delivering training content.

Conditions of Employment

1.  Requires ability to pass a background check

2.  Requires ability to travel and possession of a valid driver’s license

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm  
Work Location: 607 E Adams St Springfield, IL 62701-1634  
Agency Contact: 

Chelsea Vance


Posting Group:  Social Services  

Supervisor: Shelia Riley


This position DOES contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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