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COVID-19 Community Engagement Specialist (PSC)

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:  Feb 8, 2021

Chicago, IL, US, 60602-3134

Job Requisition ID:  586

Agency:  Department of Public Health 
Closing Date/Time:  03/04/2021 
Salary:  $35/hour 
Job Type:  Hourly Part Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  1 

As we continue to fight the ongoing battle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a COVID-19 Community Engagement Specialist to work with communities througout the State of Illinois to identify individuals who might be helpful to COVID-19 managemnet and specifically to the vaccine rollout.


Job Responsibilities

  • Work with communities throughout the State of Illinois to identify individuals who might be helpful to COVID-19 management and specifically to the vaccine rollout
  • Assist in the State's mission to control the pandemic by providing outreach, resources, and other support necessary to a culturally diverse audience
  • Provide communities with informaiton resources, skills training, and other support they require to be successful

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • This position requires a background in community engagement, ideally with a specialty in public health 

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Work Location: All work may be done remotely from any location but occasional travel may be required to meet deliverables
Job Function: Communications/Arts/Design 



Follow the application instructions below to apply to this position.


****************A RESUME IS REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB POSTING****************

Please send a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) via US mail or Email listed below. Please include posting ID# and name in the subject line.


Agency Contact:

Office of Human Resources

535 W. Jefferson St.  4th fl

Springfield, IL 62761

Phone: 217-785-2031

Fax: 217-785-2038

Email: DPH.HRApplications@illinois.gov


Where to Apply:
Include posting ID #EM-20-0038 and Applicant’s name in subject line when applying