Public Health Investigation Manager

Los Angeles County Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Position/Program Information




Friday, December 10, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT)


Open Competitive Job Opportunity

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

No Out-of-Class Experience will be accepted.


Coordinates public health investigation activities in specified Service Planning Areas, or directs the activities of professional and support staff assigned to Public Health Investigation Administration.

Classification Standards:

Positions allocable to this class work under the administrative and technical direction of the Chief, Public Health Investigation. Incumbents are responsible for providing coordination and technical direction, through supervisors, of the public health investigation activities of the several local health districts within a specific group of Service Planning Areas. These positions also provide consultation to Area Health Officers on technical matters pertaining to Public Health Investigation functions such as sexually transmitted diseases, rabies, tuberculosis, and other acute communicable diseases and assist the Chief, Public Health Investigation in the administration and operation of Public Health Investigation Headquarters, acting as Chief, during the Chief's absence. Public Health Investigation Managers function in accordance with prescribed procedures set by departmental policies, procedures and guidelines and State and local public health laws and ordinances. Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, coordinates and provides technical direction for the activities of the public health investigation staff in a specified group of Service Planning Areas, in cooperation with Area Health Officers, through supervisors.

  • Acts as a resource expert for public health investigation staff on policy, administrative and procedural matters and in public health investigation functions.

  • Provides guidance, counseling and advice to supervisors on techniques of staff supervision, problem solving, interpretation of policies and methods of enforcing public health laws.

  • Assists the Chief, Public Health Investigation, Area Health Officers and Program offices in the development of mutual goals and objectives and participates in the formulation of professional standards of performance for Public Health Investigation staff and ensures their implementation.

  • Participates in the development of work measurement systems and ensures the implementation and utilization of these systems.

  • Assesses the quality of Public Health Investigation activities to determine the effectiveness and makes recommendations to the Chief, Public Health Investigation and Area Health Officers; formulates new methods and procedures, as necessary, and participates with the Chief, Public Health Investigation, Area Health Officers and supervisors in their development and implementation.

  • Reviews the work and prepares formal performance evaluations on supervisors and reviews performance of staff; recommends or approves promotion and transfer of staff members to better utilize personnel and promote individual growth and development; takes disciplinary action including verbal and written reprimands and recommends suspensions or discharges.

  • Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding staff training and continuing education, and participates in their planning and implementation.

  • Acts as Public Health Investigation liaison to other governmental or community based organizations involved with communicable disease control for the purpose of establishing program or policy requirements, requesting advice, to discuss proposed health legislation or to keep abreast of health trends and coordinates an ongoing program of public relations with these organizations in cooperation with the Area Health Officers and the Supervising Public Health Investigators.

  • Reviews and analyzes pending legislation, interprets new regulations and policies and advises the Chief, Public Health Investigation and Area Health Officers as necessary.

  • Acts as liaison to County Counsel in coordinating responses to subpoena duces tecum, court orders and Public Records Act requests for Public Health records.

  • Coordinates Public Health Investigation response to outbreaks of communicable disease and other public health emergencies.

  • Conducts special investigations, as requested by the Chief, Public Health Investigation or Area Health Officer, and submits appropriate reports.


Minimum Requirements:

One year's experience as a Supervising Public Health Investigator*.

  • To qualify and move forward in the examination process applicants must be holding or have held the payroll title of Supervising Public Health Investigator in the service of Los Angeles County for the required amount of time.

Desirable Qualification:

Additional points will be awarded for experience in excess of the Minimum Requirements.


A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Physical Class:

2 - Light: Light physical effort may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Additional Information

Examination Content:

Once we have determined that you meet our experience requirements, the examination process will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information, desirable qualifications and supplemental questionnaire information submitted at the time of filing weighted 100%.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination (evaluation of experience) to be added on the Eligible Register (hiring list).

Passing this examination and being added on the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Eligibility Information:

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.


Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

Vacancy Information:

The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

Available Shift:

Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Application and Filing Information:

Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will NOT be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button located on this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Applicants must submit their completed applications before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

Please make sure you put in the time and effort when filling out your application and supplemental questions completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements as listed on this job bulletin. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work and duties performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be REJECTED.

Important Notes:

  • Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.

  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.


  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.

  • Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries:

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. You may refer to their website for more information regarding the reopening of some libraries with limited hours throughout Los Angles County.

Social Security Number:

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

No Sharing Of User ID, Email, And Password:

All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Covid-19 Vaccination:

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

Fair Chance Employer:

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.

Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst

Department Contact Phone: (323) 659-6546

Department Contact E-mail:

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 659-6546

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

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