Public Health Investigator - Part-Time

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Miscellaneous

Description This is a part-time, FLSA non-exempt position with Carson City Health & Human Services, not to exceed 1,039 hours in any fiscal year, July 1 through June 30. Under general supervision, performs disease intervention activities related to the control of communicable diseases among City residents. Examples of Duties This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills. * Conducts confidential interviews and investigations of patients diagnosed with, or suspected of having, communicable diseases. * Conducts confidential counseling for persons who may be at high-risk of infection and offer appropriate service referrals. * Performs field investigations to locate patients who have, or are suspected of having, a communicable disease; motivates individuals to seek appropriate treatment and follow-up. * Distributes information to the community related to testing and program offerings. * Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; develop logical scope and sequence plans for providing health education programs. * Communicate, both orally and in writing, health education and promotion needs, concerns and resources. * Maintain cooperative working relationships with public agencies and coordinate activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. * Attend and participate in various organizations and meetings as assigned. * Contributes to the overall quality of the department's service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures. * Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work. * Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment. Typical Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Education and Experience: Two (2) years of college-level coursework in biology, or a closely related field; AND two (2) years of social service or public health support experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS: * Valid Driver's License. Required Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of: * Principles and practices of community health promotion. * Practices and techniques of interviewing and investigation. * Principles and practices of program management. * Current public health issues related to communicable disease management. * Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. * Computer applications related to the work. * Business mathematics, including statistics and financial analysis techniques. * Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, at all levels of responsibility, in person and over the telephone. * Communicating effectively in oral and written forms. Skill in: * Explaining local public health issues related to communicable diseases. * Applying Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations. * Gaining cooperation through discussion and persuasion. * Communication of public health issues clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. * Education of public on a variety of health care related issues. * Speaking effectively before large and small groups of all ages. * Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities. * Demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment. * Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Under General Supervision- Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; ability to operate a motor vehicle and safely travel to a variety of offsite locations.Work is subject to exposure to human body fluids. Supplemental Information CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: * Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation. * Any City employee may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency. * Employees may be required to complete Incident Command System training as a condition of continuing employment. * New employees are required to submit to a fingerprint-based background investigation which costs the new employee $56.25 and a drug screen which costs $36.50. Employment is contingent upon passing the background and the drug screen. * Carson City participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered employment with Carson City must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documentation as soon as possible after the job offer is made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 775.887.2103 or go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web page * Carson City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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