Job Description

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Infectious Disease Program Manager III or designee, this position provides outreach coordination for the agency’s Infectious Disease portfolio. The Infectious Disease portfolio of programs include Infectious Disease, Infection Prevention (IP) Outbreak Response Program, and STI HIV Program. This position serves as a liaison to community partners and internal cross-purpose teams in support of Clark County Public Health infectious disease response and prevention efforts. This position requires close interactions with other local, regional, and state organizations. This position may interact with clients/patients.

Organizational responsibilities include understanding and promoting the department’s public health mission, providing courteous, respectful, efficient customer service to all department clients, honoring diversity of all department employees and constituents, participating in department training, implementing accreditation standards, and striving for personal excellence in public health work.

This is an exempt position reporting to the Program Manager III. This position requires independent judgment and ability to work and manage autonomously and collaboratively with limited guidance; and at times takes direction from the Health Officer and Deputy Health Officer who has statutory responsibility for infectious disease response. This is a full-time position, working 8 hours Monday -Friday.

The Public Health Department values our community’s diversity and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. Our department encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

This position has the option of a remote/hybrid work schedule possibility. However, the candidate selected must reside in WA. or OR., no exceptions.

 

Qualifications
Education and Experience:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public health, health administration, health sciences, or nursing and at least four years of related experience (or equivalent)
All combinations of education, experience, and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Public Health, or related field.
Knowledge of:

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to successfully perform the essential functions of the job; they are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

Principles and practices of program operations.
Principles and practices of project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving.
Conduct analysis and formulate conclusions.
The impact of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, religion, gender, and gender expression, gender identity on behavior, attitudes and values related to health.
The role of cultural, social and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services.
The Council on Linkages Public Health Competencies and incorporation into public health work.
Ability to:

Foster effective working relationships and build consensus with persons from diverse backgrounds including age, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, physical characteristics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, health status, genetic predisposition, political belief, mental, or physical ability.
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Plan, organize, prioritize, work independently, and meet deadlines.
Use judgment and make sound decisions.
Work effectively and collaboratively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Evaluate own knowledge, practice, and learning needs and take steps to improve.
Express ideas effectively both orally and in writing and maintain accurate records.
Effectively use a personal computer, Microsoft Office software, email, and internet to accomplish job functions.
Work in sensitive and stressful situations.
Accept feedback and make behavioral change.
Accurately document in the record interventions and outcomes.
Seek consultation or collaboration when appropriate.
Provide documentation of immune status to vaccine preventable diseases, and/or participate in the employee immunity program.
If applicable, pass respiratory mask fit-testing and be able to wear standard department-issued masks.
Other Special Requirements:

Commitment to lifelong learning and practice development.
Must be able to respond to public health emergencies or exercises at any time, except while on scheduled vacation or other leave. In addition, leaves may be cancelled under public health emergencies.
Must protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in state and federal law.
Must adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines, including but not limited to timely completion of mandatory trainings.
Must pass respiratory mask fit-testing and be able to wear standard department-issued masks, if applicable. Must adhere to the Department’s employee immunity policy and provide documents as requested.
Proof of vaccinations per department policy #105 required; full COVID-19 vaccination required.
Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation.
 

Selection Process:

Resumes and other documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.

 

Application Review (Pass/ Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

 

Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

 

Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.

 

Employment references will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.

 

 

 

 

Examples of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

 

Plan, organize and manage the program(s), services and activities of the assigned area; develop and implement new elements of the assigned program(s).

 

Define or assist in defining program goals and objectives; establish methods and means of accomplishing program objectives; implement policies and procedures; develop or assist in developing program budget.

 

Prepare reports on program performance, needs, services information, and demographic data; contribute to and insure the evaluation of program performance.

 

Select, train, motivate, and evaluate program staff; provide support and guidance; coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

 

Provide information to staff, and other interested parties to include public on local, state and federal codes, regulations, requirements, standards, and programs.

Coordinate and review the program work plan: meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

 

Participates in community outreach efforts and activities as a community partner/agent of the County as applicable to the department assigned.

 

Performs other related duties as required.

 

 

Salary Grade
M2.200

 

Salary Range
$5,699.00 – $7,977.00- per month

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line (applications on external sites are not monitored), please visit our website at:

https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county
Explore Careers at Clark County | Clark County

 

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