Nature and Variety of Work
Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply
The Prince George's County Health Department is seeking
qualified applicants to fill a Disease Control Specialist III
position, grade A-24, within its Family Health Services
This is a professional and advanced levelposition, whereby the
incumbent supports analytical activities related to Human
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) surveillance and prevention in Prince
George's County. The incumbent coordinates and uses multiple
reporting sources to evaluate HIV health-related indictors in the
County, analyzes and interprets HIV surveillance datato identify
potential outbreaks and trends in HIV factors, prevalence and
incidence, communicates data results and recommendations through
reports and presentations to make programmatic decisions and
evaluate program outcomes. The incumbent is supervised and
evaluated by a higher level Disease Control Specialist in
accordance with departmental rules, policies, and procedures.
Examples of Work
* Monitors newHIV diagnoses captured through local testing and
electroniclaboratory reporting; * Reviews case investigation
information to describe demographics, trends, HIV transmission,
risk factors, geographic location, co-morbodities, and other
relevant details; * Performs cluster investigations in conjunction
with MDH to verify potential HIV clusters and people with
transmission; * Monitors overall HIV prevalence; * Uses eHARS to
identify and monitor new HIV cases in Prince George's County; *
Utilizes PRISM to monitor HIV partner services activities in Prince
George's County; * Utilizes Microsoft Word, spreadsheets,
statistical reporting databases such as SPSS, GIS, and SAS
programming software to implement and sustain effective data
management systems; * Coordinates data collection and aggregation
for program outcomes based on four designated HIV related pillars;
* Prepares reports and presentations on HIV risk factors and
diagnosis trends for internal and external stakeholders; * Supports
HIV quality management activities and continuous quality
improvement and quality assurance; and, * Performs other tasks and
duties as assigned, which may not be specifically listed in the
position description; however, are within the general occupational
category and responsibility level typically associated with the
employee's class of work.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with
a major in or a minimum of thirty (30) semester credits in one of
the biological, physical, and/or social sciences; plus two (2)
years of experience inpublic health investigative work. EACH
APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATIONTHAT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE
ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.
1. Two (2) years of experience in analytical activities related
to HIV surveillance and prevention.
2. Two (2) years of experience utilizing Microsoft Word,
spreadsheets, statistical reporting
databases such as SPSS, GIS, and SAS programming software.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Upon selection, applicant must:
1. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
2. Pass a thorough background investigation.
DURATION OF ELIGIBILITY: Candidates will be selected from a
temporary register of eligibles which will become effective
approximately four (4) weeks after the closing date. Once a
selection has been made, the register will expire.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Under the Immigration Reform and Control
Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and
lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for
employment will be required to show and verify authorization to
work in the United States.
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the
federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that
you are authorized to work in the U.S., only after an offer has
been accepted and the Form I-9 is completed. For information on
E-Verify, or if you believe the County has violated its E-Verify
responsibilities, please contact the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) at 888-897-7781 or visit their website at
CLOSING DATE: ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL
BEACCEPTED.Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time (EST) on April 20, 2021.
Prince George's County Government is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Diversity in