Disease Intervention Specialist
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - Pitt County, NC

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The maximum salary that can be paid for this position will be $ 34,646

Qualified applicants must meet and reflect on their application training and experience and all knowledge, skills, abilities and any experience specified in the supplemental question to be considered.

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in collaboration with its partners, protects the health and safety of all North Carolinians and proves essential human services.

The Communicable Disease Branch of the Division of Public Health primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law to the state health department, as well as a few other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as influenza, norovirus infection and certain healthcare-associated infections.

Position is with the Communicable Disease Branch and based out of our Winterville Regional Field Services Office. Responsibilities include work efforts to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection. Multi-county responsibilities. Conduct personal interviews to obtain case related information; explains the disease process, treatment, prevention and legal requirements, analyzes epidemiologic information to determine need and priority for follow-up activities. Employee provides education, consultation, and technical assistance to local health departments and private providers on interview techniques, records, treatment procedures, quality control, and performs phlebotomy procedures on suspected cases. Will establish and maintain effective presentation of informational and educational programs. Position requires use of personal vehicle and travel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Knowledge and experience in interviewing or working with individuals with sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment. Demonstrated legible handwriting. Demonstrated computer skills in windows and data base entry. Must have ability to effectively communicate orally and through written documents. Must be able to drive vehicle and to work independently in non-handicapped accessible areas. If no one meets the minimum training and experience management may consider a trainee.

Hiring manager prefers bilingual (Spanish speaking).
Required license or certification: Must have a valid NC Driver's License.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from a four-year college/university and one year experience as a public health disease control specialist trainee; or graduation from a four-year college or university and two years experience in public health investigation and/or disease control activities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Education and experience requirements for trainee appointment: graduation from a four-year college/university; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Division of Public
Human Resources Office
Shari Emery
5605 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-707-5450