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Date:  May 3, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5076

Job Requisition ID:  3038

Agency:  Department of Public Health 

Office: Health Promotion

Division: Medical Cannabis

Posting ID: 31-21-0343
Posting Start Date: 5/4/2021 
Salary:  $7,917 - $9,583/MONTHLY 
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 


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The Illinois Department of Public Health is looking for a highly motivated and qualifed candidate to serve as the Divsion Chief of Medical Cannabis in the Office of Health Promotion to administer a comprehensive statewide program for patient's seeking access to Medical Cannabis.  Will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Division of Medical Cannabis.  Initiates development of educational and training activities for staff and health care providers; coordinates development of personnel, budget and fiscal documents involving the department's Medical Cannabis Program.  Supervises subordinate staff.

Job Responsibilities

25% 1.  Implements Illinois Department of Public Heath's Medical Cannabis policies and procedures.  Formulates and implements operating procedures for the management process of department's Medical Cannabis Program which has a statewide impact.  Participates in planning and programming activities mandated by legislation, regulations and the Director.


25% 2.  Meets and discusses medical cannabis program issues with the Illinois State Poice and the department of Agriculture and Financial and Professional Regulation to integrate the goals, objectives and activities of the Medical Cannabis Act on an inter-agency basis.  Coordinates interagency activities with federal, state, county and local government agencies involved in Medical Cannabis Program.  Travels to provide technial assistance, taining and education to professional and lay groups on medical cannabis issues.


15% 3.  Plans, develops, directs and evaluates the statewide Medical Cannabis Registry program; Includes the program total management process including the formation and implementation of program and organization and implementation of program goals and objectives.  Works on procurement issues related to vendor contracts and grants.  Serves as a liaison on infromation technology issues associated with the Medical Cannabis Registry Identification Card program.


15% 4.  Plans, prepares and administers the Division budget, directs the development of spending and staffing plans; approves expenditures for activities in program areas.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

15% 5.  Serves as full line supervisor; assigns work, provides guidance and training to asigned staff; performs annual performance ratings and evaluates performance of subordinates; establishes work goals; recommends and administers discipline; hears and responds to grievances when necessary; recommends salary increases; conducts interviews of prospective new employees and recommends application for hire.


5% 6.  Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college.
  • Requires experience equivalent to four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in public health or in a local health department.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of health service programs at either the state, federal or local government level or an understanding of applicability of state and federal laws and regulations.

Preferred Requirements

  • Prefers background and experience implementing and operating public health programs.
  • Prefers Master of Public Health degree.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires a valid Illinois driver's license.
  • Requires the 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 Departemnt 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.