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

Job Description


Springfield, IL, US, 62701

Job Requisition ID:  37135

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.


Agency :  Department of Children and Family Services 

Title: Social Service Program Planner III (Central Office Contract Analyst) - Springfield 
Closing Date/Time: 06/05/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary $5,901 monthly; Full Range $5,901 - $8,825 monthly.  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU: RC062   

REQ #: 37135

PUC: 90684015


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 Central Office Contract Analyst.  Under general direction, this position will develop, coordinate, and give approval for purchase of care/procured contracts, as well as other assigned contracts and amendments.  The position will provide technical assistance to Department staff in the development of program plans for integration in purchase of service and grant contracts.  This position will coordinate, plan, and conduct reviews of assigned contracts to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and procedures and to ensure affordability within the regional appropriations for each.  This position provides a great opportunity for someone who is detail oriented and focused on ensuring the Department receives the greatest value for its contract dollars.  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 communication 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 Central Office Contract Analyst

2.  Coordinates, plans, and conducts reviews of assigned contracts to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and procedures and to ensure affordability within the regional appropriations for each

3.  Provides technical assistance to regional coordinators

4.  Through the use of Department systems, prepares or tracks reports of contracts, program plans, and financial data and performs necessary data entry functions in the Contracts database related to on-going contract activities

5.  Initiates, reviews, and evaluates financial and statistical reports to determine statewide contract and services utilization, staffing levels, compliance with contract rates, solvency of providers, and whether contracted purchase of services align to each region’s funding allocation for designated program services

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

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Job Posting: 11921061

Posted On: May 22, 2024

Updated On: Jun 05, 2024

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