Associate Deputy Director

at Illinois Department of Children & Family Services in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Springfield, IL, US, 62701

Job Requisition ID:  30554

Agency:  Department of Children and Family Services 
Closing Date/Time:  10/11/2023 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary is $9,625 to $11,667 Monthly) 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is seeking an organized, professional, and results oriented individual to serve as Associate Deputy Director of the Central Office of Contract Administration.  Under administrative direction, this position will plan and direct the contracting process for purchase of service from private sector providers, grants, and Department procurements involving multi-level programmatic operations.  The position will identify and assess problem areas and develop resolutions.  This position provides a great opportunity for a motivated individual to help ensure that DCFS gets the most value for its contract dollars.  


Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with coursework in business, accounting, economics, or a related area

2. Requires four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization in accounting, contract services, or procurement

Preferred Qualifications

1. 3 years of professional experience conducting or managing contract monitoring and/or review for a public or business organization

2. 3 years of experience supervising professional staff in a public or business organization

3. 3 years of professional experience developing and administering strategic goals and objectives for a public or business organization

4. 3 years of professional experience administering a quality control process for a public or business organization

5. 3 years of professional experience managing the process of service provider rate determination

Employment Conditions

1. Requires the ability to pass a background check

2. Requires ability to travel

3. Per Executive Order 2018-07, requires engagement with Business Enterprise Program (BEP) contractors and subcontractors and support for the goals of the BEP program and the Fair Contracting Task Force when applicable

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 Office of Contract Administration works to ensure that the Department’s contracts with private agencies result in quality services to children and youth and comply with all applicable statutes, rules, and policies.

Work Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM 

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Job Posting: 11323234

Posted On: Sep 28, 2023

Updated On: Oct 11, 2023

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