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Job Title: Senior Public Service Administrator, Option 8 (Division Chief)
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Organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
Posted: 12/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Springfield,  IL   
Compensation: Salary Range: $4,295 - $12,128/ per month
Position Description: The Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Preparedness & Response has an opening for a Division Chief (SPSA, Opt 8N) within the Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Highway Safety. This individual performs a full range of highly responsible functions, serves as the administrator and implements policies impacting the States’ EMS programs. Plans, organizes, executes and monitors the on- going operations of the Division. Supervises subordinate staff through lower level management.

Qualifications: Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college; must be licensed in Illinois as a Professional Registered Nurse. Requires prior experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization; requires thorough knowledge of public health, hospital and business administration, principles and practices. Requires thorough knowledge of agency programs and service objectives, activities and operational systems. Require ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships and to deal tactfully with controversial problems. Requires the possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s license and the ability to travel statewide. Prefers excellent computer skills and work experience in Microsoft products including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

This position is located in Springfield, IL; no relocation expenses will be paid.

Organization Description: In Illinois, if you have eaten at a restaurant ... required hospital or nursing home care ... vacationed at a campground or swam at a public beach or pool ... drank a glass of milk ... got married or divorced ... had a baby, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has touched your life in some important way. Assuring the quality of our food, setting the standards for hospital and nursing home care, checking the safety of recreation areas, overseeing the inspection of milk producing farms and processing plants, maintaining the state's vital records and screening newborns for genetic diseases are just some of the duties of IDPH. In fact, IDPH has 200 different programs that benefit each state resident and visitor, although its daily activities of maintaining the public's health are rarely noticed unless a breakdown in the system occurs. With the assistance of local public health agencies, these essential programs and services make up Illinois' public health system, a system that forms a frontline defense against disease through preventive measures and education. Public health has provided the foundation for remarkable gains in saving lives and reducing suffering. Today, life expectancy is 81 years for women and 76 years for men compared with fewer than 50 years at the at the beginning of the 20th century. In the past, IDPH directed state efforts to control smallpox, cholera and typhoid, virtually eliminated polio, reduced dental decay through fluoridation of community water supplies, and corrected sanitary conditions that threatened water and food supplies. Today, IDPH has programs to deal with persistent problems that require continued vigilance – infectious diseases, such as AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and meningococcal disease; foodborne and communicable diseases, such as E. coli 0157:h7, monkey pox, salmonella and West Nile virus; vaccine preventable diseases; lead poisoning; lack of health care in rural areas; health disparities among racial groups, breast, cervical and prostate cancer; Alzheimer's diseases; and other health threats -- sexually transmitted diseases, tobacco use, violence and other conditions associated with high-risk behaviors. In addition, IDPH has been charged with handling the state's response to the threat of bioterrorism. IDPH, which is one of the state's oldest agencies, was first organized in 1877 with a staff of three and a two-year budget of $5,000. IDPH, now has an annual budget of more than $600 million in state and federal funds, headquarters in Springfield and Chicago, seven regional offices located around the state, three laboratories, and 1,100 employees. IDPH is organized into six offices, each of which addresses a distinct area of public health. Each office operates and supports numerous ongoing programs and is prepared to respond to extraordinary situations as they arise.

Closing Date: 3/6/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Carla Finley,  HR Specialist
Contact Location:

Contact Location:
Contact Phone: 217-785-2031 
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How to Apply: TO APPLY: 1) Download the Central Management Services (CMS) Employment Application (CMS-100) @; 2) Complete the employment application indicating Senior Public Service Administrator, Opt 8N (Division Chief) as the position title, and; 3) MAIL DIRECTLY TO: Carla Finley, HR Specialist Illinois Department of Public Health - HR Department 535 W. Jefferson Street, 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62761 (217) 785-2031

Additional Information: For more information on the Illinois Department of Public Health and our offices visit our website @ Like us on Facebook @ Follow us on Twitter @

IDPH is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. In compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, state agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the state provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the State of Illinois Rutan Interview process.

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