Share this Job


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:  Sep 9, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62701-1824

Job Requisition ID:  6181

Agency:  Department of Public Health 

Office: Preparedness & Response
Posting ID: 09-22-0064

Posting Dates: 8/31/2021-9/30/2021
Salary:  $9,167-$11,250/month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Exempt under 4d(1), (2), (3), or (6) Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 


****************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.


The Illinois Department of Public Health is looking for a highly qualified candidate to serve as the Deputy Director of the Office of Preparedness & Response.  This position performs a full range of highly responsible administrative functions which encompass planning, organizing, executing and monitoring the on-going operations of the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety, the Division of Disaster Planning & Readiness, and the Division of Grants & Financial Management exercises department health policy development, implementation, interpretation and serves as spokesperson for the Director and Assistant Director regarding related health and policy issues.  Responsible for overall formulation and implementation of state-wide goals, policies and procedures.  Supervises subordinate staff through lower level management.



Job Responsibilities

20% 1. Develops, interprests, plans, organizes and directs the formulation and implementation of department policy, rules and regulations for the Office of Preparedness & Response.  Serves as spokesperson and prepares and develops confidentiality policy statements for the Director of Public Health and for the Assistant Director.


15% 2. Through subordinate administration, coordinates and directs the programmatic efforts of the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety; evaluates the on-going program operations providing necessary modification as warranted in connection with the State and Federal legislative mandates and the guidelines.


15% 3. Through subordinate administration, coordinates and directs the programmatic efforts of the Division of Disaster Planning & Readiness; evaluates the on-going program operations providing necessary modification as warranted in connection with State and Federal legislative mandates and guidelines.


15% 4. Supervises subordinate staff through lower level management; assigns work, provides direction and supervises subordinate staff; performs annual performance ratings and evaluates performance of subordinates; establishes work goals; recommends and administers discipline, when/if necessary provides direction to subordinates; recommends salary increases, hears and responds to grievances; conducts interviews of prospective new employees and recommends applicants for hire.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

10% 5. Serves as Executive Director of the State Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program.  Responsible for the overall management of day-to-day office and program coordination of agency-wide activities related to bioterrorism response, inclding planning and evaluation, provides input and recommendations for program implementation; in the case of an event, the Executive Director manages the Agency's minute-to-minute response as hears of IDPH's Illinois Operations Headquarters and Notification Office (IOHNO); provides specific direction to agency programs and personnel regarding critical function plans, liaison with State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Office of the Governor, and other state agencies regarding the status of emergency response activities.


10% 6. Coordinates the planning, development and implementation of the Office's legislative programs.  Consults with the Office of the Director's legal staff on legal, medical and technical ramifications.


5% 7. Interprets State and Departmental policies and procedures, rules and regulations as they relate to the Emergency Response program to representatives of other departments, members of the other public jurisdictions, etc., reviews and evauates technical and professional data in order to determine need for major policy revisions and modifications within the Office of Preparedness & Response.


5% 8. Through subordinate managers, plans and organizes the Office's budget; interfaces with the Division Chiefs on budget problems and priorities; reports to the Agency's Chief Operating Office on all fiscal and programmatic issues.  Engages with Business Enterprise Program (BEP) contractors and subcontractors and provides support for goals and BEP and the Fair Contracting Task Force.


5% 9. Performs other dutes as required or desired which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with course work in a public health related field.
  • Requires prior experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public health or related field.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of public and business administration principles and practices.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of agency policies and procedures.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Work Location: 422 S 5th St Springfield, IL 62701-1824 
Job Function: Administration/Management 



The Illinois Department of Public Health 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 1,000 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.