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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST III - OPT 1

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

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request 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:  Nov 23, 2021
Location: 

Bellwood, IL, US, 60104-1146

Job Requisition ID:  9385

Agency:  Department of Public Health

Office: Health Protection

Division: Environmental Health

Posting ID: 53-21-0260 
Posted: 11/23/21-12/8/21

Salary:  $4793-$7089/monthly CBA Language Applies 

Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:

We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

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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.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Environmental Health Specialist 3. Performs highly technical work as an environmental health practitioner in investigation and enforcement for several multiphase environmental health programs in the regional office. 

Job Responsibilities

1. Plans and prepares schedule strategy for inspection of regulated entities.

2. Performs equipment checks of dairy and manufactured food plant pasteurization equipment systems to ensure proper operation and accuracy. Executes industry practical tests of certified pasteurizer sealer personnel and monitors performance. 

3. Collects official food, water and environmental samples as directed by Regional Supervisor or in compliance with the food or dairy enforcement program.

4. Responds to incidents and conducts complex investigations of food safety and water quality concern, including but not limited to, complaints, illness outbreaks, tampering incidents and emergency recall implementation.

5.  Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university of college with 30 semester hours in the physical or biological sciences.
  2. Requires three years of professional experience in environmental health practice.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prefer 3 years’ experience explaining and interpreting state Laws and public health rules and regulations, policies and procedures as they relate to environmental health programs.  
  2. Prefer 3 years’ experience investigating environmental health hazards
  3. Prefer 3 years’ experience preparing technical reports in relation to Environmental Health programs.
  4. Prefer 3 years’ experience related to sample collection and result interpretation.
  5. Prefer extensive knowledge of local, state and federal environmental health and public health laws and regulations.  
  6. Prefer working knowledge of administrative procedures and management principals  
  7. Prefer 1 years’ experience conducting training courses addressing environmental health regulations or topics.
  8. Prefer 1 years’ experience planning health education events, including community health events, learning collaboratives, and/or webinars.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires use of personal vehicle for extensive work-related travel within the State.
2. Requires possession of a current and valid driver’s license.

Work Hours:  8:30 - 5 Mon - Fri.  
Work Location: 4212 St Charles Rd Bellwood, IL 60104-1146  
Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources; Health Services; Public Safety  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE POSTING ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

DPH.HRApplications@illinois.gov
Include posting ID #  53-21-0260 and bidders names in the subject line when applying.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency email address listed above.
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

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