Public Health Disease Control Spec I
NC DHHS - Charlotte, NC

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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. Must have a valid NC Driver's License. Position will be based out of our Charlotte Field Services Office.

Qualifications:
Knowledge and experience in interviewing or working with individuals with sexually transmitted diseases & 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. Hiring manager prefers bilingual (Spanish speaking). If no one meets the minimum training and experience management may consider a trainee.

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.

Organization Description:
The Division of Public Health uses Merit- Based Recruitment to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions Subject to the Personnel Act. Application must be received by 5:00 pm on the closing date. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference with State Government should submit a copy of Form DD-214. RIF candidates attach their notification letter. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment criminal background checks are required for some positions. Computer literacy is an important component of all DHHS-DPH jobs; we encourage you to apply electronically. All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System (http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/) for the State of North Carolina. To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form in your work history and/or certificate and licenses. Any information not included on the application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Any licenses or certificates must be included in the appropriate section of the application form. All work experience MUST be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application, but included in the resume (text or attached) WILL NOT be considered as qualifying experience. *** DEGREES MUST BE RECEIVED FROM APPROPRIATELY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS ***