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Public Health Consultant

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

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Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5076

Job Requisition ID:  17635

Agency: Department of Public Health

Office: Women's Health and Family Services

Division: Women's Health Services

Posting ID: 61-22-0361

Posted: 11/22/2022 - 12/8/2022

Salary: $6,500-$8,500/Monthly
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: Managerial Exclusion 063 


Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees
earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your
application. Please note that the Department of Public Health must verify proof of higher education for
any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended. You WILL NOT be considered for the
position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

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 organize, plan, execute, control, and evaluate the operations of the statewide Breast and Cervical Cancer Program lead agencies.  Monitors, prepares, develops, maintains, and implements the fiscal and grants management of the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.  Collects, analyzes and disseminates narrative and statistical reports related to the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. 

Job Responsibilities

1. Administers the IBCCP Community Navigation Project.

  • Coordinates and manages the operation of all project components.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures necessary to meet CDC guidelines that govern the project.
  • Works with the QA Nurse Supervisor on updates to the Policy and Procedure Manual relative to community navigation.
  • Serves as liaison to the project consultants for development and maintenance of the Community Navigator toolkit.
  • Coordinates with project consultants for consistent data collection and project evaluation.
  • Facilitates content training for community navigators to equip them for implementation.
  • Provides on-going technical assistance to the community navigators.
  • Develops and reviews quarterly reports for the IBCCP Community Navigation Project.
  • Develops on-line training tools, implementation tools, and resource center for community navigators.


2. Serves as the project liaison to community navigators working within lead agency sites.

  • Establishes goals and objectives for community navigators.
  • Provides training opportunities addressing toolkit components, evaluation tools, program messaging, best practices, certifications.
  • Plans and co-facilitates the quarterly meetings (in-person or telecommute) with community navigators and project consultants.
  • Motivates and develops community navigators.
  • Equips community navigators with barrier reduction strategies.
  • Travels to conduct site visits and attend site visits with QA Nurses.



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3. Assists with the implementation of pilot or special projects addressing CDC strategies.

  • Address health system interventions, community clinical linkages and environmental approaches to increasing access to screening.
  • Develop guidance for implementation of evidence-based interventions.


4. Participates in department, regional, other state and national conferences, and trainings on community navigation for cancer screening.

  • May be required to give presentations on the IBCCP Community Navigation Project.
  • Develop external partnerships that assist with achieving project goals.


5. Provides data, progress reports and other needed information to the IBCC Program Director for inclusion in the quarterly reports to the Governor’s staff, continuous quality improvement reports, and management plans.

6. Participates in staff meetings, conferences, training, and other activities related to women’s health.

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


Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college with courses in public health, social or human services.
  • Requires three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public health program, including experiences in mentoring and making management decisions.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years experience in evidence based interventions, especially utilization of community navigation or community health workers, quality improvement, health disparities, and barriers to healthcare access and utilization for cancer screening.
  • A Masters degree.
  • Extensive knowledge of the relationship of public health and welfare agencies and functions.
  • Thorough knowledge of healthcare systems, including healthcare insurance groups, Medicaid, Medicare and Federally Qualified Health Centers. 
  • One year work experience with healthcare providers and clinical settings on quality improvement efforts.
  • One year work experience with Excel and other databases.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires ability to travel to in-state and out-of-state meetings.
  • Requires a valid drivers license.

Work Hours:  8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Work Location: 535 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5076

Job Family:  Administration/Management


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.

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses: