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COVID-19 Rural Communities Coordinator

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.

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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

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5076

Job Requisition ID:  9575

Agency:  Department of Public Health 
Office: Health Promotion

Posting ID: CDC-20-0002

Posted:  11/23/21-12/8/21
Salary:  $35/hour 
Job Type:  Hourly Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 


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

Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.

Marketing Statement

Illinois Department of Public Health is looking for an individual with rural health knowledge and experience to help supplement its COVID-19 response team. Contractual work allows the State and Business Systems Consultant sufficient flexibility to perform this important work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with Center for Minority Health and Office of Health Promotion COVID staff to coordinate activities where possible
  • Track objectives for CDC grant
  • Report accomplished objectives quarterly to IDPH and CDC
  • Identify and work with partners and community groups to address health disparities in rural areas
  • Identify and work with transportation sources in rural counties to assist in providing transportation to reduce disparities
  • Identify and work with community leaders in rural areas including the: farm, faith and health care sectors
  • Work with contractor and GPSI in rural health to coordinate activities


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or similar degree: knowledge about health care policy: certificate in health care;
  • Proficient in Office suite, spreadsheet development, data entry
  • Able to travel
  • 40 pound lifting possible

Preferred Qualifications

  1. More than one yearr experience working with multiple offices and staff to coordinate activities on a complex project. 
  2. Experience working on more than one federal grant tracking objective and following a budget for the project. 
  3. More than one year cooperatively working with contractors and staff to coordinate health care actitivies on a project. 
  4. More than one year experience working with rural health partners and community groups to address health disparities including the farm, faith and health care sectors. .

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM 
Work Location: 535 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5076 

Positions will be working remote for now with a plan to work in the Springfield IDPH office.
Job Function: Fiscal/Finance/Business 


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.