Public Consulting Group

Dutchess County Senior Public Health Specialist

Job Locations US-NY
Posted Date 2 days ago(9/23/2022 8:49 AM)
Job ID
2022-8560
# of Openings
1
Category
Operation Support
Type
Temporary Assignment
Practice Area
New York Contact Tracing

Overview

As a Public Health Specialist II, you are responsible for working with the local health department to provide specialized professional services related to COVID-19. This may include vaccine and testing support, school-focused services, community outreach, case investigation/contact tracing, outbreak/cluster response, management support, and other related services. The Public Health Specialist II will have an onsite presence based on the needs of the local health department, which could require up to 100 percent onsite work. 

Responsibilities

As a Public Health Specialist, you are responsible for working with the local health department to provide specialized professional services related public health priorities, including COVID-19.

 

This position is supported by the New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program.

Successful completion of the Public Health Essentials certificate program will be required.

 

  • Senior Public Health Specialist Job Description

    Responsibilities

    As a Senior Public Health Specialist, you are responsible for working with the local health department to provide specialized professional services related public health priorities, including COVID-19. This may include vaccine and testing support, school-focused services, community outreach, case investigation/contact tracing, outbreak/cluster response, management support, and other related services. The Senior Public Health Specialist will have an onsite presence based on the needs of the local health department, which could require up to 100 percent onsite work.

    • This position is supported by the New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program.
    • Successful completion of the Public Health Essentials certificate program will be required.
    • Perform specialized work to control the spread of COVID under the direction of local health department staff.
    • May perform supervisory work leading small teams or providing other management support services.
    • Conduct personal interviews to obtain case related information, particularly in high-risk settings and provide all documentation required based on DOH and local protocols.
    • Provide education, consultation, and technical assistance on interview techniques, records, and quality control, including serving as a subject matter expert, when needed.
    • Provide superior communication skills, including establish rapport and effective communications with stakeholders from diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, and experiences, and coaching other team members of best practices.
    • Support and lead vaccine efforts such as scheduling, training, and program coordination.
    • Oversee testing support that may include scheduling and data management.
    • Oversee data entry and/or review for systems supporting local health department programs.
    • Support and lead communication methods and processes to control the spread of COVID under the direction of local health department staff.
    • Conduct public-facing activities with professionalism as a representative working on behalf of the local health department.
    • Collaborate with, establish, and maintain appropriate partnerships and resources, including community organizations and schools, based on local health department needs.
    • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. Experience in clinical medicine and/or public health a plus.
  • At least three years of experience within a health, public health, education, human services, or community-based organization, or institutional setting.
  • Strong relationships and experience working in a health system in NYS. This includes but is not limited to hospitals, health care providers, health regulatory organizations, community resources, social services or schools in NYS.
  • A flexible, adaptive, and composed attitude with the ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Experience leading tracking and reporting processes.
  • Proficiency with computers including data entry into electronic tracking systems and running summary reports.
  • Phenomenal work ethic with a positive attitude.
  • Employment is contingent on completion of a background check by NY State.
  • Must be a NYS resident with familiarity with of NYS geography; cities/towns/locations.
  • Preference given to those who live within commuting distance to the official work location.  Travel to and from assigned work location is not a reimbursable expense.
  • Must own telephone, computer, wireless internet (WiFi) and electronic equipment. Must have access to a working PC with Windows 10, Antivirus Protection: Windows Defender and Windows Firewall; or Mac with Apple OS X 10.13, Antivirus Protection: Sophos; and personal mobile device to use for this job.

EEO Statement

New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer


It is the policy of the State of New York and its contractors to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

 

 

 

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

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