Contact Tracing - Surveillance Investigator

$39,000 - $54,000 yearly
  • Houston Health Department
  • Remote * (Texas, USA)
  • Jun 29, 2020
Flexible   Contact Tracer

Job Description

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Performs surveillance related to disease outbreak and/or bio-terrorism activities within the Bureau of Epidemiology. Provides reports to Epidemiologist Supervisor or Epidemiologist regarding progress of activities.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Conducts surveillance related to disease outbreaks and/or bio-terrorism activities and interviews patients and/or medical facilities.
  • Secures medical records and information related to disease outbreaks and/or bio-terrorism activities,Triage Incoming Paper and Manage Pending Folder .
  •  Performs field investigation activities related to disease outbreaks and/or suspected bio-terrorism activity as instructed by Epidemiologists and/or Epidemiologist Supervisor, and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to respond to suspected outbreaks.
  • Collects and analyzes data and prepares reports on investigative activities and findings to be reviewed by Epidemiologists and/or Epidemiologist Supervisor.
  • Acts as liaison to medical facilities and other governmental agencies involved in surveillance activities and projects. Establishes rapport with staff at these agencies. Identifies concerns and reports them to the Staff Epidemiologists and/or Epidemiologist Supervisor.
  • Assists Epidemiologists in developing preventive measures and intervention in controlling disease outbreaks and/or bio-terrorism activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Epidemiologists and/or Epidemiologist Supervisor

 
WORKING CONDITIONS
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences or a related field.
 
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
One year of professional experience in public health or health care is required. Internships, practicums, and similar programs may be evaluated and substituted for professional experience.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None

PREFERENCES

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

GENERAL INFORMATION

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION         
This position may subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
 
SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.  

PAY GRADE: 17

***This position is temporary and contingent on program needs and funding.***

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period.  

Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov

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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to verification of information provided.   

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from illegal discrimination or harassment.