The Position Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit The Contra Costa Health Services Public Health Division is recruiting qualified individuals to fill one (1) full time Disease Intervention Technician position that requires bilingual skills in Spanish.
The current vacancy is in the Communicable Disease Control Program located in Martinez.
The incumbent may be required to travel county-wide in providing program services.
Disease Intervention Technicians are responsible for conducting interviews with clients to ascertain personal history and possible sources of infection; assessing clients' needs and arranging and/or recommending examinations, treatments, or immunizations; conducting individual and group counseling/educational activities; speaking to community and school groups about communicable diseases and their methods of transmission; and assisting with the discovery of existing or suspected cases of communicable diseases including AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tuberculosis, and vaccine preventable diseases.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following: Conducting individual and group counseling/education activities Assessing client needs and arranging for or recommending examination, treatment or immunization Maintaining records and preparing reports and correspondence Providing and promoting excellence in customer service for both internal and external customers Characteristics of the ideal candidate: Ability to conduct and document interviews of a very sensitive nature Knowledge of methods of transmission of communicable disease Excellent communication skills Bilingual skills in Spanish Read the complete job description at . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for twelve months.
TENTATIVE EXAM DATE Tentative Training & Experience Review Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Typical Tasks Conducts and documents screening interviews with clients to ascertain personal history and possible sources of infection Assesses client needs and arranges for or recommends examination, treatment or immunization Conducts individual and group counseling/education activities Conducts case finding and contact investigation to diagnosed cases of disease from available information Assists in the control of disease outbreaks Speaks to community and school groups on communicable diseases Receives private physician or other reports of communicable diseases Maintains records and prepares reports and correspondence as required Serves Public Health Officer orders through case finding and control of disease outbreaks, which may include DOT (directly observed therapy) for tuberculosis patients, providing HIV partner notification and testing, locating contacts to diagnosed cases of communicable disease, reviewing medical and other records to assure proper testing and treatment, and verifying compliance with prescribed treatment Attends staff meetings and training seminars on communicable diseases and other related topics Supports cooperative relationships with the officials of State and other local health departments, criminal justice facilities, probation department and substance abuse programs Provides and promotes excellent customer service for all internal and external customers Minimum Qualifications License Required: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license.
Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
Education: Possession of a high school diploma or G.E.D.
equivalency or high school proficiency certificate.
Experience: Six (6) months of full-time, or its equivalent, experience in the health care field which involved interviewing clients to obtain confidential or personal history information as the primary element of the duties performed.
Other Requirements: A background investigation/fingerprint and/or physical exam may be required prior to the start of employment.
A Completed Supplemental Questionnaire Is Required.
An application submitted without the Supplemental Questionnaire will be considered incomplete and will therefore be disqualified.
Selection Process Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
Training and Experience Evaluation:
Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire.
(Weighted 100%) Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.
Contra Costa County Human Resources Department