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Date:  Apr 5, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5076

Job Requisition ID:  2286

Agency:  Department of Public Health 

Office: Disease Control

Division: Contact Tracing
Posting ID:  82-21-0254

Posted:  4/6/21-5/17/21
Salary:  $7,917 - $9,583/MONTHLY 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook; Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Exempt under 4d(1), (2), (3), or (6) Gubernatorial (Management Bill) 000 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Cirriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application.  You will not be considered for the position if you attach a CMS 100, CMS 100b 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 Division Chief of Contact Tracing. This position will work closely with the Deputy Director of the Office of Disease Control and the Medical Director/State Epidemiologist to plan a strategy for controlling infectious diseases such as COVID-19 within Illinois.

Job Responsibilities

35%    1. Serves as the Division Chief for Contact Tracing; exercises principal policy responsibility for the determination and execution of the functions of the Division of Contact Tracing; formulates, develops, implements and executes policies and procedures for the Division; establishes plans, goals and program objectives for the Division; determines budget and staffing priorities and program issues with delegated authority to commit resources; works closely and collaboratively with the Deputy Director and Medical Direcctor on overall State strategy for controlling infectious diseases such as COVID-19 within Illinois; advises the Director, Medical Director/State Epidemiologist, Deputy Director of Disease Control, and other Senior Staff on formulating departmental and program policies and procedures; prepares confidential materials for the Director and other agency management staff; advises the Deputy Director on status and progress of programs administered.


25%     2. Manages, directs, controls and evaluates the activities of the Division of Contact Tracing engaged in administering and implementing laws and programs related to contact tracing as part of the State's efforts to control infectious diseases within Illinois; establishes long range goals and objectives and both short and long term policies for improvement in the delivery of health services thruoghout the State; advises management in the preparation of rules and regulations which govern the administration and implementation of policy strategies related to contact tracing; participates in statewide public hearings on proposed rules and regulations.


20%     3. Serves as a spokesperson for the Contact Tracing Program, presenting the Department's position on contact tracing issues with federal, state and local authorities; travels to collaborate with federal counterparts including the CDC, local public health departmens and private sector partners to ensure robust contact tracing efforts throughout the State of Illinois; consults with local, state, and federal officials and representatives to coordinate and evaluate the State's contact tracing efforst and to seek acquisition of necessary resources for subordinate program implementation; engages with private sector partners in establishing and implementing robust tracing programs for controlling infectious diseases.


15%     4. Serves as full line 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; adjuts first level grievances; effectively recommends and imposes discipline, up to and including discharge; prepares and signs performance evaluations; determines and recommends staffing needs.


5%     5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably withing the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college, preferrably with course work in public health related field.
  • Requires four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization. Of the four years, requires three years experience in a public health or direclty related field.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of public health policies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strongly prefers an advanced degree in the field of public health.
  • Prefers experience establishing, implementing, and managing public programs.
  • Prefers experience working collaboratively among various stakeholders including state government, local government, and private sector partners.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires ability to travel

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Work Location: 535 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5076 
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 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevenetion, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Cirriculum Vitae (CV) to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application.  You will not be considered for the position if you attach a CMS 100, CMS 100b or any other document that is not a Resume or CV.