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Waiver Rates Unit Supervisor (PSA 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.

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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:  Apr 1, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-2925

Job Requisition ID:  1544

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-66-1544-28460
Closing Date/Time:  04/15/2021 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $6,667 - $7,917 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Division of Development Disabilities is eagerly seeking to hire a dynamic, organized, detail-oriented Waiver Rates Unit Supervisor for the Bureau of Reimbursement and Program Support in Springfield. This position will manage professional staff engaged in the review, processing and approval of Waiver and Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) rates funding.

Job Responsibilities

25%     1. Serves as the Waiver Rates Unit Supervisor.


25%     2. Serves as liaison between the other Division Staff, community agency providers, ISS agencies, Advocacy Groups and other Department staff to resolve issues of Waiver rates, funding, program enrollments and terminations.


25%     3. Serves as a full line supervisor.


15%     4. Develops, evaluates, and recommends rate setting methodologies for Waiver programs.


  5%     5. Conducts presentations and/or training to groups concerning Waiver Rates.


  5%     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 course work in a public or business administration.
  2. Requires three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Two (2) years of professional experience working with program rates, funding and reimbursement requirements for waivers.
  2. Two (2) years of professional management experience in the review, processing and approval of funding.
  3. Two (2) years of professional experience training and providing technical assistance on funding processes and procedures.
  4. Two (2) years of professional experience working with waivers.
  5. Two (2) years of professional supervisory experience assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, training staff and approving time off.
  6. Two (2) years of professional experience developing, evaluating, and recommending methodologies for funding and reimbursement programs.
  7. Two (2) years of professional experience interacting with and communicating in oral and written form with internal and external stakeholders.
  8. Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and Word.
  9. Basic proficiency in Birdseye software.
  10. Basic proficiency in Lotus.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Work Location: 600 E Ash St Springfield, IL 62703-2925 
Agency Contact:  Heather.Poe2@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Administration/Management; Fiscal/Finance/Business; Social Services 


Agency statement

IDHS’ 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.