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Date:  Jan 24, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5056

Job Requisition ID:  17968

Agency:  Department of Public Health 
Office:  Health Care Regulation

Division:  Life Safety & Construction

Posting ID:  45-22-0072 and 45-22-0229

Posted:  1/24/2023-2/6/2023
Salary:   $6,175-$9,314/monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
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.


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.



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Public Health must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.


Posting Identification Number  45-22-0072 and 45-22-0229

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 perform architectural duties having responsibility for highly specialized and complex assignments involving drawings and specification reviews and approvals, site approval, construction progress approval, life safety code inspections, building evaluations, regulation development and technical reporting and computer applications.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Travels to conduct “onsite” inspections and surveys of existing health care facilities to determine conformance with applicable laws, regulations and codes relating to certain federal assistance programs, certain federal certification programs and generally recognized health care facility standards.
  2. Conducts inspections and make comments regarding “in process” construction.
  3. Receive, review, approve or disapprove and/or comment upon health care facility drawings, specifications and change orders in accordance with the various applicable laws, regulations and codes.
  4. Complete the required inspection forms in office or on site, informs medical facilities of deficiencies, evaluates and approves proposed methods of correcting deficiencies.
  5. Attend educational seminars relating to health care facilities and design and construction standards. 
  6. Perform other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in architecture or architectural studies. 
  • Requires a minimum of three years of professional architectural experience. 
  • Possession of a valid Illinois certificate as a registered architect.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of architectural design theory, principles and practices. 
  • Extensive knowledge of practical construction problems confronting architects and contractors in the field. 
  • Ability to communicate architectural theories and designs to non technical persons. 
  • Ability to evaluate design quality of architectural schemes as developed by practicing and recommend changes, modifications and redesigns. 

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license.
  • Requires ability to travel.
  • Requires the physical ability to climb stair and ladders, and access construction sites.
  • Requires completion of the Certified Fire Inspector One certification program and a Life Safety Code Surveyor certification program within 24 months of hire.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm  
Work Location: 525 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5056  

Agency Contact: or 217-785-2031


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.


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



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