Public Service Administrator Opt 6F (PHEP Program Manager)
Illinois Department of Public Health
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 09-24-0083
The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Manager to develop, implement, and approve strategies, integrated policies, plans, and training to build integrated emergency preparedness and response capabilities in Illinois Public Health and Medical Services Response Regions (PHMSR) in disease surveillance, epidemiology, medical countermeasure dispensing and other PHEP and HPP capabilities.
1. Serves as Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Manager.
2. Serves as working supervisor.
3. Reviews staff reports and other information.
4. Serves as primary point of contact with federal funding agencies and other national associations and local health departments, hospitals, and others to assure correct and current program strategies are maintained.
5. Receives education and training, and participates in response activities such as; staffing the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC); Incident Management Team (lMT); State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC); Joint Operations Center (JOC): Receipt, Stage and Store Facility (RSS), Regional Distribution Center (RDC); or the United Area Command (UAC).
6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties described above.
Requires possession of a bachelor’s degree in public health, registered nursing, microbiology, sociology, anthropology, veterinary medicine, biology, psychology, chemistry, epidemiology, or a related field.
Requires four years of professional experience in communicable disease or infectious disease surveillance and/or control programs at the local, state, or federal level.
Three years’ experience working with state and local health department programs and services.
Three years’ experience exercising judgment and discretion in developing, implementing, and interpreting policies and procedures.
Three years’ experience being self-motivated and possessing strong interpersonal relationship skills.
Three years’ experience developing, implementing, and approving strategies, integrated policies, plans, and training to build integrated emergency preparedness and response capabilities.
Two years’ experience investigating individual cases and epidemics of communicable disease.
Two years’ experience creating, updating, and implementing necessary program, grant and training policies to assure proper planning for an emergency response to bioterrorism and other hazards.
Two years’ experience participating in investigation analysis/evaluation of outbreaks of communicable disease.
Conditions of Employment
Requires appropriate, valid Driver’s license.
Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties statewide.
In Illinois, if you have eaten at a restaurant ... required hospital or nursing home care ... vacationed at a campground or swam at a public beach or pool ... drank a glass of milk ... got married or divorced ... had a baby, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has touched your life in some important way.
Assuring the quality of our food, setting the standards for hospital and nursing home care, checking the safety of recreation areas, overseeing the inspection of milk producing farms and processing plants, maintaining the state's vital records and screening newborns for genetic diseases are just some of the duties of IDPH.
In fact, IDPH has 200 different programs that benefit each state resident and visitor, although its daily activities of maintaining the public's health are rarely noticed unless a breakdown in the system occurs. With the assistance of local public health agencies, these essential programs and services make up Illinois' public health system, a system that forms a frontline defense against disease through preventive measures and education. Public health has provided the foundation for remarkable gains in saving lives and reducing suffering. Today, lif...e expectancy is 80 years for women and 74 years for men compared with fewer than 50 years at the at the beginning of the 20th century.
In the past, IDPH directed state efforts to control smallpox, cholera and typhoid, virtually eliminated polio, reduced dental decay through fluoridation of community water supplies, and corrected sanitary conditions that threatened water and food supplies.
Today, IDPH has programs to deal with persistent problems that require continued vigilance – infectious diseases, such as AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and meningococcal disease; foodborne and communicable diseases, such as E. coli 0157: H7, monkeypox, salmonella and West Nile virus; vaccine preventable diseases; lead poisoning; lack of health care in rural areas; health disparities among racial groups, breast, cervical and prostate cancer; Alzheimer's disease; and other health threats -- sexually transmitted diseases, tobacco use, violence, and other conditions associated with high-risk behaviors. In addition, IDPH has been charged with handling the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of bioterrorism.
IDPH, which is one of the state's oldest agencies, was first organized in 1877 with a staff of three and a two-year budget of $5,000. IDPH, now has an annual budget of $2.9 billion in state and federal funds, headquarters in Springfield and Chicago, seven regional offices located around the state, three laboratories, and 1,200 employees.
IDPH is organized into 12 offices, each of which addresses a distinct area of public health. Each office operates and supports numerous ongoing programs and is prepared to respond to extraordinary situations as they arise.