Public Service Administrator, Opt 1 - Immunization Information System Administrator
Illinois Department of Public Health
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Salary: $7,234 - $11,031/month
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 81-24-0035
The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to plan and direct federal and statewide coordination objectives aimed at implementation and maintenance of the statewide Immunization Information System (IIS). Develops research and analysis documents. Coordinates program support related to implementation of the IIS registry. Ensures operation of Vaccines for Children (VFC) accountability system, meets federal VFC reporting requirements. Coordinates the development and implementation of databases and reports to address data collection requirements and develop reporting requirements. Provides evaluation and progress reports for the IIS and VFC activities. Serves as working supervisor.
1. Coordinates activities for collecting and entering immunization data utilized to monitor vaccine coverage levels among target populations and vaccine accountability.
Develops database reports to meet state and federal reporting requirements, and to meet the reporting needs of Local Health Departments, grantees, and partners.
Assures that data are available to other teams in the Immunization Section, Division of Infectious Diseases, and other stakeholders within the Department of Public Health, and Chicago Department of Public Health Immunization Program.
Works with immunization coverage level team to ensure that immunization rates are accurately reflected in the Immunization Information System (IIS).
Conducts analysis of data and consultation regarding results.
2. Serves as working 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.
Prepares and signs performance evaluations.
3. Responsible for the operation of the vaccine accountability system utilizing the Immunization Information System (IIS) registry to ensure federal reporting requirements are met.
Assures that data quality is maintained and improved.
Works with development staff and national organizations to ensure that gaps are addressed.
Leads and champions data modernization initiatives.
4. Monitors hardware, software, staffing, and training needs for the Immunization Information System (IIS) program.
Makes recommendations regarding software applications, purchase of new equipment or modifications of existing equipment to meet development needs.
Assures that data analysis applications utilized within the section and division integrate with the Immunization Information System (IIS), when feasible.
Stays current on Immunization Information System (IIS) recommendations from national organizations.
Assures that the Immunization Information System (IIS) meets or exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Information System (IIS) functional standards.
Provides direction required for the implementation of the Immunization Information System (IIS) Registry.
Ensures that staff in the IIS program have the necessary training and tools to be successful.
Regularly assesses programmatic and DoIT staffing needs and makes change recommendations as needed.
5. Provides written documentation for the National/Federal Immunization Program (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) regarding status and progress of the Immunization Information System (IIS) registry and utilization of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program and other publicly funded vaccine programs.
Assists with grant writing requirements as applicable to the registry and the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.
6. Provides consultation to local health departments, hospitals, schools and day care centers regarding current immunizations and schedules.
Make recommendations for appropriate staff consultation when applicable.
7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, preferably with courses in business or public administration.
Requires prior experience equivalent to three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization.
Masters in Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology or a related master’s degree.
Three years experience working in public health, immunizations, or communicable disease field.
Two years experience supervising subordinate employees.
Working knowledge of data analysis software technology.
Working knowledge of project management processes.
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.