Full Job Description
Job Number: 0311-CDPH-2021
Projects Administrator – Lab Based Surveillance
Number of Positions: 1
Mission: To promote and improve health by engaging residents, communities and partners in establishing and implementing policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need.
WORKING ON THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM
The mission of the Chicago Department of Public Health is promote and improve health by engaging residents, communities and partners in establishing and implementing policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need. The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Chicago neighborhoods has highlighted the need for the CDPH to address it using a health-equity based approach. As a part of the CDPH Response Bureau, you will engage residents, communities, and partners in policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need.
As a member of the CDPH COVID-19 Response Bureau, the Projects Administrator (Laboratory-based Surveillance Director) is the senior manager over all laboratory-based surveillance activities conducted by the Chicago Department of Public Health. The Projects Administrator sets the goals, objectives and parameters of the laboratory-based surveillance unit of CDPH to support public health programs and assist in the identification, control, and prevention of diseases.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership. Manage a team of professional staff, and establishing and implementing policies and procedures related to testing and laboratory-based surveillance. Advance CDPH strategic goals by working with CDPH programs, other city departments, and community partners and providers to quickly detect and prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Work collaboratively with public health and clinical partners to establish and maintain laboratory services to support public health programs and control disease. Direct funding proposals, managing grants, and preparing related reports. Prepare section budget. Represent CDPH on local, statewide, and national committees to strengthen and improve public health laboratory-based surveillance practices. Serve as a specialized advisor on laboratory and surveillance related issues to the CDPH Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and Medical Directors.
Diagnostics & Surveillance. Direct and manage testing and surveillance strategies for CDPH. Coordinating, administering and directing large-scale, complex, technical projects to establish, enhance and maintain laboratory surveillance cross all Chicago communities. Review data analysis for accurate and prompt reporting of diagnostic and surveillance testing, and overseeing analysis of laboratory-related surveillance data and compiling summaries for dissemination. Negotiate contract terms and monitoring services related to laboratory or surveillance activities provided by private contractors.
Education and Training
Master’s degree in a laboratory science or equivalent, such as medical technology, clinical laboratory science, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry.
Minimum of 5 years public health laboratory coordination experience
Minimum of 5 years project management and supervision experience
Active certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Skills & Abilities
High-level verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Master's in Public Health
Certification in Infection Control from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology
Experience in a clinic-based or hospital-based laboratory setting
Experience in a public health setting
You have a strong focus on:
Reducing health inequities – providing medical care and services to communities of color hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic
Facilitating teamwork – promoting communication, cooperation, and identifying with overarching project goals
Patient First Care – delivering the highest quality care possible to patients in all communities
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
Location: City of Chicago, Department of Public Health
Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
All employees of the City of Chicago must demonstrate commitment to and compliance with applicable state and federal laws, and City ordinances and rules; the City's Ethics standards; and other City policies and procedures. Equivalent foreign degrees, accreditations, and credentials in evaluating qualifications will be considered. The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
Education & Employment Verification: Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired. NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Selection Requirement: This position requires candidates to complete an interview which will include a written exercise. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview and written exercise will be selected for hire.
This position is funded by a federal grant. These funds may be extended, but CDPH cannot guarantee this position will be funded past December 2022.
Application Instructions: Interested applicants should apply at the City of Chicago’s application website: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. To receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationery verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59 pm C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on February 15, 2021. No exceptions will be made.
City of Chicago
Department of Human Resources
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor
Job Posting: Feb 2, 2021, 3:02:08 PM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Feb 15, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $120,000.00 Pay Basis:Yearly