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PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

Company: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
Location: Champaign
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

The State of Illinois is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Further, federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, interview for a job, or for any other activity related to the hiring process. Examples of reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to, making a change to the application process (if possible), providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents Additional Documents section for each application.

Any questions on Reasonable Accommodations can be directed to Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call for further information and to request or discuss an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status). To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant's wage or salary history. Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant's wage or salary history. To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials .

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location:
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
Salary: $4,164-$5,982/Monthly
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Champaign
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: RC062

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.

Posting Identification Number

81-22-0192

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.

Position Overview

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 programs.

Job Responsibilities

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 improvement methods.
    • 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 immunization levels.

        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 are implemented.

        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.

        Minimum Qualifications

        • 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.

          Preferred Qualifications

        • 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, etc.).

          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:

            Phone #:

            This position DOES NOT contain "Specialized Skills" (as that term is used in CBAs).

            APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

            Use the "Apply" button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

            If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so.

            State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees - a link is available at the top left of the homepage in the blue ribbon.

            Non-State employees should log in on the using the "View Profile" link in the top right of the homepage in the blue ribbon. If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

            If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

            State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

            Non-State employees: on - click "Application Procedures" in the footer of every page of the website.

            The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your "junk mail", "spam", or "other" folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

Keywords: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, Champaign , PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I, Other , Champaign, Illinois

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