EXECUTIVE II (Emergency Preparedness Specialist)

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Date:  Nov 16, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62701

Job Requisition ID:  33047

Agency:  Department of Public Health 

Office: Preparedness & Response

Division: Deputy Director's Office
Posting ID: 09-24-0155

Posted: 11/17/2023-12/4/2023
Salary:   $5,757 - $8,610/Month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


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 illinois.jobs2web.com 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.


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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 function as a Public Health Emergency Preparedness Specialist to enhance OPR’s preparedness, response, and recovery actives. This includes planning, training, and reducing health risks. This position will assist OPR staff with activities including strategic planning and implementation, quality improvement, content development, as well as community outreach, planning activities, and working with a wide variety of preparedness stakeholders across the state.

Job Responsibilities

  1. In collaboration with the Deputy Director, leads the planning, organization, and facilitation of OPR strategic planning, performance management, and quality improvement to meet requirements of the 2024 – 2028 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Hospital Preparedness Program Cooperative Agreements.
  2. Writes, reviews, and edits content to advance public health preparedness program implementation such as planning documents, training materials, evaluation materials and other products that might be required by the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP) Cooperative Agreement.
  3. Manages the OPR Duty Officer program including developing and revising plans, training for Duty Officers, and completion of After-Action Reports (AARs).
  4. Serves as a liaison between OPR on preparedness and response issues and networks with a variety of internal/external stakeholders, including regional staff, Local Health Departments, and Regional Health Care Coalitions.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned or required, which are reasonably within the scope of those enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration.
  • Requires two years of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year experience working in the public health preparedness and response field.
  • One year experience with communication goals.
  • One year experience planning, developing, and implementing promotional activities for a program.
  • One year experience working as a liaison with non‐profit agencies, individuals, community groups and grassroot organizations.
  • One year experience researching emerging tools and trends in the digital and social media landscapes.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires appropriate, valid Driver’s license.
  • Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties statewide.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm  
Work Location: 422 S 5th St Springfield, IL 62701-1824  

Job Family:  Leadership & Management

Agency Contact Email: DPH.HRApplications@illinois.gov

Phone #: 217-785-2031


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


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.




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