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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Springfield, IL

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Company name

Illinois Department Of Children And Family Services

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Springfield, IL

Date Last Verified

Dec 08,2017

Posted on

Dec 07,2017

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Senior Public Service Administrator - Opt 6,40070 Duties: The candidate will do management approval of the Regional Administrator, serves as Program Manager; leads, plans, develops, and directs the administration of comprehensive program support services for the region, including Permanency Achievement, regional Housing and Cash Assistance, regional Recruitment and Resources, Foster Care Support, Agency Performance, and various other contractual and Departmental services; maintains authority and accountability for the performance of program activities within area of oversight; provides input into the formulation and development of policies and procedures; coordinates program services with other public and private agencies; serves as full line supervisor of subordinate staff; recommends and imposes discipline for staff within realm of oversight.Encompasses a broad band of senior state management positions in agencies, boards, and commissions with a level of responsibility at least equivalent to a major program manager's and subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Code. Incumbents of this class either serve as policy-making officials or have major administrative responsibilities. Reports directly to the director or assistant director of the agency and participates in determining policy which fixes objectives or states the principles to control action toward operating objectives or toward the conduct of one or more administrative units immediately subordinate to the director or assistant director, or participates in planning and programming agency activities mandated by legislation or the agency's director or assistant director. Major administrative responsibilities direct programs defined by statute, agency, board, or commission policy; or are responsible for the execution of policies or operating objectives in one or more operating units; or participate in the integrating of plans and projections of related organizational units, scheduling projected work programs, and encompassing, on a regular basis, questions of allocation and determination of resources, program definition, interpretation and implementation, and accountability. Specifically excluded from this class are wholly professional positions which neither serve as policy-makers nor have major administrative responsibilities. Directs, coordinates, and reviews the activities of operational and program personnel through subordinate managers; reviews, modifies and implements existing program objectives or develops new program objectives; acts authoritatively on policy-making issues impacting agency management and statewide agency operations; develops long range plans for the agency and monitors progress toward accomplishment of the goals and objectives of the agency. As a registered engineer, plans, organizes, coordinates, and reviews the work of a large engineering and technical field staff engaged in conducting field investigations and inspections and monitoring activities, the development and dissemination of information and data to various local governmental and private agencies, and the preparation of technical reports and papers. Plans, develops, administers and coordinates a complex social service (facility based or community) program by reviewing and evaluating agency programs, policies and management practices, and directs changes in operations as deemed necessary; directs and participates in research and reporting activities of programs and services; directs the development, review and analysis of legislation required for the improvement of current agency programs and services, and the development of new programs. Plans and coordinates a network of systems and services on a departmental, multi-agency or regional basis; directs and coordinates the design and management of administrative services to meet the needs of user agencies. Performs highly complex and specialized studies; prepares interpretations of findings, translates findings into proper form usable by other professional personnel in the agency; establishes and maintains working relationships with federal, state and local officials, and civic leaders on various matters involving program area. Directs program budget preparation and controls appropriation of expenditures; reviews current agency programs to define areas requiring increases in appropriations for program expansion; makes program and policy recommendations. Reviews all administrative rules and related laws; researches, develops, and writes proposals affecting changes in statutes and administrative rules; conducts and coordinates investigations; supervises and reviews the activities of professional staff engaged in conducting investigations. Establishes policies utilized in implementation and maintenance of programs; confers with the Director and administrative staff on feasibility of recommended policies; interprets new legislation and administrative policies and procedures. Plans, develops, and implements methods, systems, investigation techniques, and examination procedures designed to effectively monitor and regulate the industry program for which the position has principal accountability; provides for the development of revisions of policies, rules, regulations and procedures. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have an MSW and 4+ years of administrative child welfare experience or a master’s degree in a related human services field, in business administration, or a juris doctorate degree, and 5+ years of administrative child welfare experience; requires possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel. Completion of 4- years of college is desirable. Must have prior experience equivalent to 4+ years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization; specific requirements vary according to the position's duties and functions assigned by the agency and as approved by the Director of the Department of Central Management Services or his/her designee. Must have thorough knowledge of public and business administration, principles and practices and thorough knowledge of agency programs and service. Must have thorough knowledge of staff utilization and employee motivation. Must have thorough knowledge of labor and employment development. Must have extensive knowledge of agency policies and procedures. Must have English verbal and written skills.

Deadline: 11 December, 2017

Additional info

BID ID #: 1737027-379432S

Company info

Zack Booher
Illinois Department Of Children And Family Services
10 Collinsville Ave,
Suite 301
East Saint Louis, IL 62201
Fax: 618-583-2059