City of Chicago PROJECT MANAGER in Chicago, Illinois




Department of Public Health

Number of Vacancies: 1

Summary Description/Characteristics of the Job:

Under the direction of the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, manages technical projects related to disaster response with a focus on emergency communications and logistics management planning. Position maintains responsibility for development and adherence to project scope, budget, and schedule. Meet aggressive deadlines set by federal funding agencies and/or city support agencies that support the completion of required plans, reports or other documents. Projects include management of representatives from traditional first responder agencies, the private sector, and research/academic institutions.

Essential Duties:

  • Grant reporting: maintain a valid and up-to-date PERFORMS certificate, allowing for proper grant management and reporting functionality

  • Develop project scopes of work

  • Oversee and approve contractor deliverables

  • Must be able to plan, organize and respond as part of an Incident Command structure.

  • The ability to initiate plan development, coordinate public health activities; which include networking skills with internal and external partner agencies.

  • Must be able to lead, direct and articulate with internal and external partners the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) capabilities mission

  • Develop and approve project change orders.

  • Disaster exercise participation

  • Emergency plan development, and Emergency response actions

  • This position is required to work at a various Emergency Asset Storage facilities, maintain complete and accurate inventory controls for static, in-bound and out-bound deliveries, coordinate the receipt, re-packaging, storage or delivery of emergency assets to support incidents with public health impacts with local, state, federal and contractual partners; irregular working hours expected.

  • This position will coordinate, implement and train personnel within CDPH on all aspects of interoperable communication; develop and implement policy, procedures and protocols related the CDPH interoperable communication program as they relate to the city of Chicago's Tactical Interoperable Communication Plan (TICP).

  • This position, as part of CDPH Preparedness and Response mission, will coordinate with CDPH CHEMPACK team members to implement and sustain the pre-deployed emergency countermeasure assets from CDC under the CHEMPACK program. This includes coordination, implementation and training of personnel within CDPH, supporting city agencies, supporting partners and Chicago hospitals on all aspects of the CHEMPACK Program by developing and implementing policy, procedures and protocols related this CDC/SNS program.

  • This position is part of the program's "response ready" team and must be available 24/7 in the event that an emergency situation arises in which he/she will be called into work; required to carry a pager and cell phone for 24-hour access.

  • During a bioterrorism event or other public health emergency, this position could also be required to work at the Office of Emergency Management and Communication and/or Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC), which may include some irregular shift times. The same applies during activation of the Joint Operations Center (JOC) due to special events or reasons for heightened alerts within the city.

  • Must be able to lead, direct and articulate with internal and external partners the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) capabilities mission

  • This position will supervise various staff, including but not limited to: Senior Emergency Management Coordinators, Store keepers, Logistical support contractors to continue the development and implementation of plans, policies, procedures and protocols for Preparedness related operations (RSS, Warehouse, DVC/POD, ATC, PHEOC).

Work Location:

1869 W. Pershing

Chicago, IL 60604

Work Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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.




Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or a field of study directly related to the responsibilities of the position plus 5 years of project management experience in either healthcare, or the supply chain industry; with a focus on resource management / logistics.

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications


Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctor Degree program.

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.

NOTE : You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.


This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

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.

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. In order 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 stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary 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.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration.

  • 5-10 years project management experience in either healthcare or supply chain industry; with focus on resource management / logistics.

  • A Security clearance of (Secret) or above, or eligible to obtain such clearance.

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 applications will be accepted.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of 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 request.


City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.S.T. Applications

for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CST on 1/29/19 . No exceptions will be made.

City of Chicago Department of Human Resources

Rahm Emanuel Soo Choi

Mayor Commissioner