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Disease Control Specialist III - 21-083-70-BL

Company: Prince George's County Government
Location: Hyattsville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 Division.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Additional Information

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

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 dhs.gov/e-verify.

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 the Workplace

Keywords: Prince George's County Government, Silver Spring , Disease Control Specialist III - 21-083-70-BL, Other , Hyattsville, Maryland

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