The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Center for Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention (CSTIP) is recruiting a full-time Support Specialist.
The successful candidate will serve as the Data System Support Specialist for a surveillance data system (PRISM) used to collect information on sexually transmitted infection (STI) case reports, field investigations and partner notification activities. The Data System Support Specialist will act as the PRISM help desk and provide functional support to end users including disease intervention specialists and other health department staff on how to accurately input data while maintaining appropriate disease intervention and morbidity reporting protocols. The incumbent will coordinate with subject matter experts to assist end users with field investigation techniques and documentation requirements. Will also assist Field Services and Surveillance staff in monitoring and improving data quality processes. Other duties will include creating and managing user accounts; coordinating with the IT department to issue VPN tokens to some users; developing materials and delivering new user trainings; performing administrator level data maintenance (e.g. merging and cleaning); and assisting with monitoring and improving data quality processes. This position will coordinate with the database administrator and application vendor to maintain the integrity of the data system and ensure end users are notified of system updates.
The Manager of Partner Services will provide direct supervision of Howard Brown Health Partner Service Specialist (PSS) and assist ongoing efforts by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Howard Brown Health to prevent transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Chicago area.
This is a highly responsible position in the HIV/AIDS Section which includes HIV Prevention, Patient Care, Surveillance, and Quality Management. Responsibilities include the supervision of staff responsible for contracts, budget, grants management, legislative and legal issues, administrative rules, quality improvement activities, and personnel. A major portion of time is spent managing daily operations, planning/monitoring the use of resources, and working with community partners. This position reports directly to the Chief of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases.