Careers at IDPH
IDPH Employment Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). We continuously strive to identify and hire a diverse team of professionals who will help advance the mission of our agency.
As an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce, IDPH welcomes and encourages applications from all persons regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
The Illinois Department of Public Health and Central Management Services (CMS) recognize absolute veterans' preference for individuals seeking employment in positions under the Personnel Code.
Now there are many different job classifications defined by CMS. Recruitment counselors are available at CMS to assist in determining positions with the state for which a person may be qualified. Before applying for a position, unless otherwise noted in the posting, individuals interested in employment with IDPH must first pre-qualify for the specific titles in which they are interested. You must complete an employment application (CMS-100) for each title in which you are interested. Please visit the CMS website and follow the steps to become qualified for state employment.
Most Common Job Titles at IDPH:
- Chemist I-III
- Clinical Laboratory Associate
- Clinical Laboratory Technician I and II
- Clinical Laboratory Technologist I and II
- Environmental Health Specialist I-III
- Health Facilities Surveillance Nurse
- Health Facilities Surveyor I-III
- Public Health Educator Associate
- Public Health Educator
- Public Health Program Specialist I and II
For additional information regarding the titles utilized by IDPH and/or the application process, please feel free to contact the IDPH Office of Human Resources at 217-785-2031 or DPH.HRApplications@illinois.gov. You may contact the CMS Bureau of Personnel/Examining at 217-785-1985 or (312) 793-3565 to arrange a meeting with a counselor in order to discuss titles that may be commensurate with your education and experience.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the initial testing phases of the candidate selection process for state positions as well as the subsequent employment interview process. Any and all accommodation requests by applicants throughout the State employment process should be appropriately reviewed and considered by human resources staff in state hiring agencies. If you need such an accommodation, please contact our ADA Coordinator at: