Public Health Specialist (Limited Term - open until filled)

  • City of Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 06, 2020
Public Health

Job Description

Several full-time limited term positions available.

Department/Division: Health/Public Health Preparedness
Salary Range: $18.24-$29.44/month
Work Location: 2400 Troost
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m. May be required to work varied hours to respond to this public heath emergency.
Application Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

*Employees who hold the exact position title, have successfully completed their 6-month probationary period, and wish to be considered for a lateral transfer into the posted position, must contact the department directly. All others interested must submit an application to be considered for this posted Job Opening.


Responsibilities

As a condition of employment with the City of KCMO Health Department, all new employees will be required to submit or provide documentation of receiving an influenza (Flu) Vaccination. Highly responsible position that involves great initiative and follow-through. Substantial use of computer programs and applications is required to complete various tasks that include researching, conducting and documenting investigations/interviews with individuals who have been diagnosed with various communicable diseases (including COVID-19). Provides educational presentations, and assists in community outreach events. Conduct field visits, medical record searches, and solicit medical information from mandated sources, including interviewing clients in their home as necessary to obtain required information. All information handled is strictly confidential. Uses excellent verbal and written communication skills. Enters data into numerous databases. Must be very familiar with data management. May require wearing a high efficiency respirator mask and other personal protective equipment when delivering services within an area assessed as high risk for exposure to infectious diseases. May require lifting of up to 50 pounds when assisting with community and clinic-based activities. Must be able to climb stairs to access client residences. Performs the mastery of a selection of basic clinical techniques and procedures, not limited to phlebotomy, administering and reading TB skin tests, sputum induction and the operating of an X-ray machine. .


Qualifications

REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer physical examination as prescribed by the City. Preference given for knowledge of infectious diseases and/or proficiency in English and a second language.


Other Information

URGENT!!! CRITICAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

QUESTIONS REGARDING AVIATION POSITIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE AVIATION DEPARTMENT AT 816-243-3010.

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The evaluation of applications is based only on the information submitted by the application deadline. Therefore, in order to have your application properly considered, you should include all relevant dates, i.e., attendance at educational institutions, date degree(s) conferred, etc. Further, you should provide detailed description of relevant work experience/dates, including months/years of employment. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the selection process. Resumes may be filed to determine eligibility, but an official City application must be completed prior to appointment.

For positions requiring college education as part of the minimum requirement and/or an equivalency, the minimum education requirement is high school graduation. The requirement of "high school graduation" also includes the state-issued GED certificate.

For positions that require an accredited degree, qualifying professional, responsible experience must be obtained AFTER receipt of the accredited degree.

Unless otherwise stated, the requirement of "an accredited" degree includes only those degrees obtained from colleges or universities listed with the U. S. Department of Education and recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

If claiming military veterans preference points, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other qualifying documents prior to the application deadline.

Applications submitted in person or by USPS mail must be received by the published Application Deadline, 5:00P.M., C.T. Applications submitted by FAX or online must be received by the published Application Deadline, midnight, C.T.

All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment criminal history/background check. Non-residents, if appointed, must establish residency within the city limits of Kansas City, MO within nine months.

The City of KCMO is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE.

POLICY OF NON DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY
The City of KCMO does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department, Recruitment & Selections Division at (816) 513-1945.

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