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Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Rockford, IL, US, 61103

Job Requisition ID:  31963

Agency :  Department of Public Health 
Office: Health Protection

Division: Environmental Health

Posting ID: 53-23-0033

Posted: 11/17/2023 - 12/19/2023
Salary:   $6,422-$9,687/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Winnebago  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of 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 a Regional Program Supervisor. Performs highly technical work as a licensed environmental health practitioner in planning, directing and coordinating several multiphase environmental health programs in the regional office. Supervises professional staff in the regional office.

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as Regional Program Supervisor.

  • Plans, directs and supervises the technical and programmatic aspects of assigned regional environmental health programs, such as dairy, manufactured food, body art, tanning, swimming pools, water well construction and well pump installation, non-community public water supplies, private sewage disposal, manufactured housing, youth camps, recreation areas, migrant labor camps, environmental toxicology, pesticides, vector control, product safety, hospital sanitation and institutional sanitation.
  • Travels to oversee, direct and implement the assigned statewide environmental health programs for the Region; Responsible for re-inspections and the interpretation and enforcement of pertinent laws, rules and regulations.


2. Serves as working supervisor:

  • Assigns and reviews work
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives
  • Approves time off
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations

(Job Responsibilities continued)

3. Reviews plans and specifications provided to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental health laws and regulations.

  • Provide comments and recommendations to the central office Division staff concerning facilities regulated by the Department’s regulations.
  • Provides organizational interface between regional and central office program staff.


4. Directs and assists in the preparation of legal cases including evidence preparation for formal hearings and court proceedings. Makes recommendations to senior regional environmental supervisor for appropriate enforcement based on review of investigation findings.


5. Directs and participates in food-borne illness epidemiological investigations. Directs a sampling program for laboratory testing for food and dairy products.


6. Provide environmental health expertise, technical and administrative assistance and explanation of State and federal laws and regulations as they relate to environmental public health programs. • Provide assistance and guidance to local health departments, the regulated industry and the public on environmental public health programs.


7. 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 college with a minimum of 30 semester hours in the physical and/or biological sciences.
  2. Requires prior experience equivalent to three years of progressively responsible administrative experience related to environmental health investigation and administration of environmental public health programs.
  3. Requires professional certification as a Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal environmental health and public health laws and regulations.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written.
  3. Two years’ experience preparing and/or reviewing evidence for court proceedings and providing testimony.
  4. Two years’ experience conducting or directing training courses in regards to environmental health activities covered by Department laws and regulations.
  5. Two years’ experience with state Laws and Department rules and regulations, policies and procedures as they relate to environmental health programs to the general public, public officials, local health departments and other local groups.
  6. Two years’ experience supervising employees, including experience in hiring, discipline, performance improvement, and performance evaluations.
  7. At least one year of experience in environmental field sampling equipment and testing techniques.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to travel extensively within the state.
  • Requires a current and valid driver’s.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm  
Work Location: 4302 N Main St Rockford, IL 61103-5202  

Agency Contact Email:

Phone #: 217-785-2031

Job Family:  Leadership & Management  


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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Nearest Major Market: Rockford