Career Opportunity

Special Education Facility Rate Analyst (Principal Consultant #614)
Funding & Disbursements
$55,251 - $69,821
$55,251 - $94,029
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 15, 2023
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Supervisor, performs tuition and residential rate calculations for non-public special education facilities for presentation and approval by the Illinois Purchased Care Review Board. Serves as backup for other staff in the review and processing of special education pupil reimbursement claims.

  • ​Determines allowable costs using audited cost reports in order to calculate tuition and residential per diem rates for non-public special education facilities using standards and criteria defined by Illinois Administrative Code and approved by the Illinois Purchased Care Review Board. 
  • Prepares and makes available the monthly board packet. 
  • Presents rates for consideration by the Illinois Purchased Care Review Board. 
  • Calculates medians and inflation factors used in rate setting.
  • Performs comparative analyses of cost information of non-public facilities.
  • Assists in the review and processing of all claims for special education pupil reimbursement, maintaining confidentiality and security of special education student records. 
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance via written correspondence to school districts and special education cooperatives concerning proper claim procedures, law and regulations pertaining to pupil reimbursement.
  • Provides technical assistance and information to non-public special education facilities, public schools, parents, and other interested parties regarding rate setting calculations and procedures.
  • Confers with members of the Illinois Purchased Care Review Board as necessary to develop and modify procedures and administrative rules for rate setting purposes. 
  • Collaborates with department and agency staff with program and funding approval functions regarding the rate setting process for non-public special education facilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Experience in the field of accountancy or auditing. 
  • Ability to think analytically with a high attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and with teams in a collaborative manner. 
  • Ability to develop, interpret and communicate policies and procedures.
  • ​Master's degree
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 
  • Experience in governmental accounting.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying state and federal laws, rules and regulations. 

ISBE provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We actively foster a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Illinois has an urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational equity by ensuring that all policies, programs, and practices affirm the strengths that each and every child brings within their diverse backgrounds and life experiences, and by delivering the comprehensive supports, programs, and educational opportunities they need to succeed.