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Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Fairview Heights, IL, US, 62208

Job Requisition ID:  33125

Agency :  Department of Public Health 
Office: Health Protection
Division: Environmental Health

Posting ID: 53-24-0149

Posted: 11/17/2023 - 12/04/2023
Salary:   $5,505 - $7,978/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   St. Clair  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC029  


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.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Regional Plumbing Inspector. Performs highly technical work as a Plumbing Inspector in planning, directing, and coordinating regulation and enforcement of the Illinois Plumbing Code. Travels to perform detailed public health inspections and investigations of private and commercial properties to assure plumbing is installed by licensed plumbers and is installed in compliance with applicable plumbing laws and regulations.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Travels to perform detailed public health inspections and investigations of private and commercial properties to assure plumbing is installed by licensed plumbers and is installed in compliance with applicable plumbing laws and regulations.

  • Climbs stairs or ladders, access crawl spaces, utility tunnels and moves pipes and other heavy construction materials in order to properly conduct inspections.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for major alterations and extensions.


2.  Conduct enforcement activities, as it relates to the Illinois Plumbing Code.

  • Investigates complaints referred to the region.
  • Collects and prepares sensitive investigation data, documents, evidence, etc., for use in enforcement cases for non-compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Appears and testifies as required at legal proceedings or at administrative hearings.


3.  Confers with owners, managers, operators, employees and the general public, explaining deficiencies and sanitation practices.

  • Explains the public health significance of deficiencies; assures deficiencies are corrected.
  • Provides presentations on regulatory requirements to interested parties and the general public as necessary or assigned.
  • Provide consultation in regard to laws, rules and regulations for environmental programs.


4.  Prepares complex, detailed technical reports of field inspections and investigations.

  • Evaluates plans of corrective action relating to deficiencies or non-compliance with applicable environmental public health laws and regulations implemented by Division.


5.  Attends and completes mandatory knowledge-based and practical training required by Office of Health Protection standard operating procedures and program requirements for regional program activities.


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

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of high school.
  2. Requires possession of a valid Illinois plumber's license with at least seven years of experience as a plumber.
  3. Requires successfully passing the Department of Public Health's examination for certification as a Plumbing Inspector within six months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two years of experience performing detailed public health inspections and investigations of private and commercial properties to assure plumbing is installed in compliance with applicable plumbing laws and regulations.
  2. Seven years of experience using the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of the Plumbing trade.
  3. Two years of experience preparing and/or reviewing evidence for court proceedings and providing testimony.
  4. One year of experience providing presentations on regulatory requirements to various entities.
  5. One year of experience preparing complex, detailed technical reports of plumbing inspections or investigations.
  6. Four years of experience applying working knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, and mathematics.
  7. Seven years of experience communicating effectively both verbally and written form with the public and regulators.
  8. One year of experience with Microsoft software products including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to travel extensively within the state.
  2. Requires a current and valid driver’s license.
  3. Requires the ability to lift 50 lbs. 
  4. Requires ability to climb stairs or ladders, access crawl spaces; utility tunnels and other restricted access areas.
  5. Requires ability to negotiate construction sites in a safe manner, including wearing site-specific required personal protective equipment.


Work Hours:  M-F 8:30am-5:00pm  
Work Location: 11 Executive Drive, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Job Family:  Building, Fleet & Institutional Support

Agency Contact Email:

Phone #: 217-785-2031


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



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Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this
position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, 
prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive 
Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.


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