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COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES IV, Health Services

FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #18-002820-0013

Introduction

THIS IS A FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL POSITION LOCATED IN THE DC METRO AREA (PRINCE GEORGE'S AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES).

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Health

Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Services

Prevention and Health Promotion Administration

Prince George's County, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health Prevention and Health Promotion Administration is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases, helping impacted persons live longer and healthier lives, and protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazard. We work in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the prevention, control, monitoring and treatment of infectious diseases and environmental health hazards. This position serves as the Metro DC (DC, Prince George's, and Montgomery County) Regional Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) in the Center for STI Prevention within the Office of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Care Services. The Center for STI Prevention is dedicated to surveillance, partner services, and prevention of STI and HIV transmission in Maryland. In partnership with impacted communities, the Center for STI Prevention develops, funds and evaluates effective STI prevention interventions and provides training, support and technical assistance to develop the capacity of agencies and individuals to successfully deliver those prevention interventions. The main purpose of this position is to notify, counsel, and recommend treatment for persons identified or at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI), including HIV, for cases reported to local health departments in the metro DC area (primarily Prince George's and Montgomery Counties). This position will report to the Regional DIS Supervisor and be physically located in Prince George's County. This position will help lead cluster investigations shared between Maryland and DC. This position may also be responsible for conducting statewide Internet Partner Services for all Maryland counties. This position conducts field investigations to locate, notify and refer identified at-risk community members for appropriate medical evaluation and recommended treatment services as deemed necessary, through the provision of early intervention, case management, and disease investigation services related to STI and HIV. Case management and disease intervention activities include a process of identifying and evaluating affected persons, initiating client-centered counseling, eliciting information to facilitate partner management, developing client-specific risk reduction plans, and evaluating persons exposed to or at increased risk for STI and HIV. This position works collaboratively with the health department and private health care providers, other disease intervention staff throughout the state, and community partners, to ensure the proper management and delivery of effective and timely intervention services for clients and their respective at-risk social network.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.  A copy of your transcript must be attached to the application. 

Experience:  Five years of professional experience in health services, two years of which must have been in the option for which application is made.

NOTES:

1.  Applicants may substitute a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2.  Experience in the option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

3.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

4.  andidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of two years STI/HIV/other relevant disease intervention experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have experience with the Patient Reporting Investigating Surveillance Manager (PRISM) data system. The successful candidate should have training and experience in providing DIS services across multiple jurisdictions.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov.