Application Management Administrator (SENIOR PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR Option 3)

at Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

25% Subject to management approval, serves as the Application Management Administrator for the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), supporting the Department of Human Services (DHS):

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates professional staff responsible for major project development, testing, and implementation efforts proposed for the Department of Human Services (DHS) Business Applications.  
  • Confirms projects are being developed within the scope of agency goals.  
  • Documents activities specifying time frames, priority tasks, and utilization of resources.
  • Works with medium to large scale mainframe, web based, and data base related applications including but not limited to Java, J2EE, Java Server Faces, .Net and DB2-based applications, DB2 for zOS, DB2 for AIX, AIX administration, SQL Service, Cobol, IMS and Content Management.

20% Serves as full-line supervisor:

  • Assigns and reviews work.
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff.
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance.
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives.
  • Approves time off.
  • Adjusts first level grievances.
  • Effectively recommends and imposes discipline, up to and including discharge.
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations.
  • Determines and recommends staffing needs.


15% Coordinates work assignments involving all applications units ensuring that resources are being used efficiently:

  • Coordinates efforts with the other DoIT/DHS areas and with external entities that interface with these units and systems.  
  • Implements agency and industry standards to ensure compliance with IDHS schedules and priorities.


10% Meets with senior division & program administrators (Steering Committee) on a frequent basis to discuss the status of work assignments and document issues that need resolution:

  • Assists DoIT/DHS divisions to identify high level projects and business requirements that align with the agency’s goals.

5% Assists the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in establishing long range objectives and priorities for DoIT/DHS. 

  • Assists with establishing staffing development and equipment needs, and continuing education requirements necessary to maintain production systems and professional certifications.

5% Confers with the CIO to discuss the status of business application tasks, interpretation, and implementation of policies, procedures, and application standards and to respond to special assignments as required.


5% Prepares status reports, issues papers, presentations, and other requested documentation in support of the applications area: 

  • Communicates regularly with DHS divisional management & program administrators professionally, effectively, and in an understandable way.


5% Identifies applications area systems and resources and database and application management processes that are candidates for consolidation or movement to other areas within DoIT/DHS.


5% Keeps abreast of new developments in the Information Technology (IT) field:

  • Continues education by attending meetings, training sessions, seminars, and conferences to increase familiarity with and remain current on products, vendors, techniques, and procedures.
  • Attends demonstrations and exhibitions related to assigned operations


5% Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

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Job Posting: 11909377

Posted On: May 17, 2024

Updated On: May 31, 2024

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