Agency: Health Department Job#: ELT-HD-20004 Salary: Starting at $27.32/hr, commensurate with experience Grade: S-23 Location: 10777 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' equitable access to health services and information.
Under general supervision of an Epidemiologist II, this position identifies and investigates priority Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases to prevent and control the spread of these infections in the Fairfax Health District. Performs field investigation of priority STI/HIV cases to identify all at-risk partners, provides staff support and epidemiological direction for five county clinics, and provides education, information and guidance to health department staff, hospitals, laboratories, physicians and other community health providers in the prevention and treatment of STI/HIV. Performs related work as required.
Note: This is a non-merit E-status position. Cannot exceed 1560 hours per calendar year. Appointee is eligible for limited employee benefits (including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage) and participation in flexible spending programs, but not eligible to earn leave, holiday pay or retirement benefits.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in health education, human services, or a directly related field; plus one year of experience in communicable and/or chronic disease education, investigation or other types of health-related work involving considerable public contact.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: None.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a Criminal Background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Self-motivated, results-oriented individual with robust knowledge of public health principles and practices in the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infection, including HIV.
Ability to plan, develop and verbally deliver health education materials to specific target populations.
Possess ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
Must be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently and in a fast-paced team environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching, and bending. Uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Employee may be required to lift or carry up to 25 pounds. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to drive a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver's license. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview; may include exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
To apply: Please email your resume to HDHumanResources@fairfaxcounty.gov, referencing the position title and job number.
Internal Number: ELT-HD-20004
About Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.