PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
Company: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Posted on: January 24, 2023
PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
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Date: Jan 19, 2023
Champaign, IL, US, 61820
Job Requisition ID: 17766
Agency : Department of Public Health
Office: Disease Control
Division: Infectious Diseases
Posting ID: 81-22-0192
Posted: 01/20/2023 - 02/02/2023
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1
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.
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Agency Marketing Statement
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the
oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain
optimal health and safety. With an annual budget of over $600
million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3
laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill
its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of
Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and
control of disease and injury.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly
motivated individual to assist in conducting vaccine coverage level
assessment activities statewide at public vaccine providers,
including but not limited to Vaccines for Children (VFC) sites and
Federally Qualified Health Center sites (FQHC). Conducts annual
clinic reviews at local health departments to monitor compliance
with the requirements of the VFC program and other federal
1. Travels to assist in conducting vaccine coverage level
assessment activities of public vaccine providers, including but
not limited to Vaccines for Children (VFC) provider sites and
Federally Qualified Health Center sites (FQHC).
- Conducts retrospective assessment activities as required by the
federal immunization grant and other federal programs to validate
reported immunization levels at day care centers and schools.
2. Conducts annual clinic reviews at local health departments to
monitor compliance with the requirements of the VFC program and
other federal programs.
- Records essential elements of quality assurance and quality
- Conducts training and orientation programs for local health
professionals to ensure vaccine providers are knowledge in current
recommendations regarding immunizations and the epidemiological
follow-up of vaccine preventable diseases.
3. Assists in maintaining and refining a system that monitors VFC
provider participation and vaccine accountability.
- Acts as first point of contact for local providers that have
questions or require technical assistance, and escalates provider
needs to supervisor or central office as appropriate.
- Provides information of interest to local providers.
- Assists in the promotion of program development to increase
Job Responsibilities (cont)
4. Provides technical assistance to local health professionals to
ensure that suspected cases of vaccine preventable diseases are
investigated, documented and appropriate outbreak control measures
5. Participates in meetings of health professionals, school
administrators and the public in connection with childhood,
adolescent and adult immunization initiatives.
6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are
reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
- Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to
completion of four years of college with courses in health
education, physical and biological science.
- Requires one year professional experience in a health education
or investigation program in the public or private sector, or
completion of an approved training program.
- Working knowledge of the methods of transmission of
communicable diseases and outbreak control.
- Bachelor's degree in public health, nursing, biological or
physical sciences, or other health related degree.
- One year experience working in a healthcare setting.
- Advanced skills in oral and written communication.
- One year experience in planning and organization.
- One year experience working with government social service
programs (e.g., WIC, Medicaid, local health department services,
Conditions of Employment
- Requires a valid Drivers' License.
- Requires the ability to travel.
Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 to 5:00
Work Location: 2125 South 1st St. Suite 309, Champaign, IL
Agency Contact Email:
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