This position is located in the STD and HIV Section of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division.
The purpose of this position is to prevent death and disability from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted disease (STD) infections by intervening in and preventing the transmission of HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia infection through educating, counseling, and facilitating the medical examination and treatment of persons with these infections, and those at highest risk for infection.
Three (3) years of advanced professional public health experience managing or administering a health program with responsibility for administration, grant management, coordination of services, community organization including staffing of external task forces, program or research project management, health education and promotion, providing training and technical assistance to health programs, interpretation of policies and procedures and federal and state regulations, or lead work direction to other health professionals. *At least one (1) of the three years of experience must include interviewing persons who have a communicable disease and/or their exposed contacts to obtain epidemiological information, analyzing information obtained through interviews and investigations and communicating findings orally and in writing, and consulting with physicians, nurses, and laboratory and other public health professionals about the diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases.
Two (2) years of experience as a Disease Intervention Specialist performing the job duties described above in a public STD or HIV prevention program.
A Master's degree in Public Health or related field will count as one (1) year of advanced professional public health experience OR a Bachelor's degree will equal six (6) months.
Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.
Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the a gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Human relations/interpersonal communication skills sufficient to demonstrate and convey self-confidence, competence, a sense of urgency, sensitivity, objectivity, cultural sensitivity, and the absence of personal prejudice to a variety of clients and other people who are encountered in the course of performing position duties.
Ability to communicate orally in a direct, tactful, professional, objective, clear, and concise manner sufficient to obtain facts through oral inquiry (interview), elicit accurate and complete information from others, convey technical information to a variety of individuals in an understandable manner, and clearly articulate relevant Department, Division, Section, and work unit missions, goals, and objectives to others.
Ability to analyze and investigate a situation or set of facts.
Ability to read and comprehend relevant medical and public health information, technical documents, policies, and procedures sufficient to use and implement the contents.
Ability to independently recognize and creatively solve interpersonal and disease-related problems and then act assertively.
Ability to effectively and efficiently plan, prioritize, and perform tasks and duties with minimal day-to-day supervisory guidance and direction.
Knowledge of and skills in the use of Microsoft Word.
Virginia Department of Health
STD Surveillance Coordinator – 08517
Richmond, VA ($41,778 ‐ $65,000)
Readvertisement: Previous applicants remain under consideration and need not reapply.
Duties: This position coordinates, manages, and evaluates activities related to the statewide surveillance of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Hepatitis. Ensures compliance with goals and objectives of the Division of Disease Prevention (DDP) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Provides technical consultation, program evaluation, and training to local health departments (LHDs) on the development, implementation, and management of STD, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis prevention, education, epidemiology and surveillance programs; manages and monitors memoranda of agreement (MOAs) between the DDP and district and LHDs for Health Counselors to provide STD and HIV infection case identification, investigation, and partner notification services; directs implementation of program policies and procedures, assesses impact, and recommends corrective action; and monitors achievement of grant objectives.
Collects and analyzes data, identifies and evaluates trends, and makes recommendations based on data analyzes.
Monitors statewide STD and epidemiology reports and activities to determine impact of disease control and prevention activities. Evaluates local, district and region program activities for compliance with policies and procedures (e.g., timeliness and accuracy of disease reporting) and provides written assessments and recommendations for improvement. Improves upon and implements method of measuring records management activities. Manages Central Registry Unit, ensuring laboratory results and other medical documentation is entered into a database; medical records are secured and remain confidential; and data quality standards are met. Supervises staff, manages budget and prepares fiscal, grants and programmatic reports.
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Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the District of Columbia (DC) Department of Health (DOH), HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and Tuberculosis Administration (HAHSTA), TB/STD Control Division. The incumbent serves as the STD Health Education and Community Outreach Coordinator and is responsible for providing oversight and coordination of the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of STD (including HIV) public health education programs, initiatives, and campaigns. Participates in the development of program strategies that consider a comprehensive approach to STD prevention and intervention, including relevant social determinants of health; health equity and disparities; and, behavior change approaches at the individual and community levels. Assists in establishing program goals and objectives which are consistent with local needs and national guidelines. Assists in the identification of barriers for the prevention and control of STD by developing and planning interventions for populations at risk. Manages the provision of technical assistance to Community Based Organizations, schools, and other partners regarding health education and health promotion efforts related to STDs. Coordinates the delivery of STD educational presentations. requests. Engages members of the community, community-based organizations, and other organizations to partner with or be knowledgeable about STD program efforts. Serves as an STD representative and liaison to local and multi-jurisdictional committees and groups involving STD/HIV educational and outreach endeavors.
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.
Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
Ranking Factor #1: Extensive applied knowledge of processes necessary to identify ways and means of effectively addressing the STD educational needs peculiar to diverse and sub-populations, including but not limited to youth based outreach, using culturally sensitive materials and methodologies.
Ranking Factor #2: Applied experience with social marketing concepts and approaches, mass communication methods including appropriate framing of public health STD education messages to facilitate public consumption; and awareness of segmentation, research, and variables with emphasis on youth based outreach.
Ranking Factor #3: Applied experience collecting data on behavioral risk factors and social variables that influence the susceptibility to and spread of STDs; and analyzes this data for reports and public health programming improvement.
Ranking Factor #4: Applied experience providing technical assistance, as appropriate, to community-based organizations, schools, and other institutions regarding health education/health promotion efforts related to STDs along with additional experience strategically interfacing with local and multi-jurisdictional committees and groups involving educational endeavors.
Ranking Factor #5: Applied experience serving in a supervisory capacity effectively coordinating the tasks and goals of employees serving as direct reports in order to accomplish cross-functional objectives related to STD analyses, screening, and data evaluation. Please give specific examples.
The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is expanding its staff and is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to join its dynamic team. In conjunction with the Director of Operations, this position will assist with managing and successfully implementing the day-to-day activities of NCSD.
Please see the job description below for more information.
To apply, please submit the following:
A cover letter that expresses your interest in working for NCSD
A current resume
A writing sample (1-2 pages)
Applicants should email materials to:
NCSD Director of Operations
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