Recruitment #2002-4437-001




Under the direction of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Manager, the Disease Intervention Specialist Supervisor oversees a team of 10+ Disease Intervention Specialists and support staff who use scientific public health principles, inter-agency collaborations and health education programs to effectively reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and promote the health of persons affected by such infections.

Essential Functions

Field Operations Staff Supervision

  • Supervise, train, monitor, guide and evaluate field operations staff.
  • Develop and maintain field operations policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures, including time and attendance.
  • Assist with establishing programmatic objectives and guidelines.
  • Assist with surveillance, clinic and field operations activities.
  • Oversee and audit case follow-up, analysis and documentation.
  • Create and maintain databases and reports; analyze trends and data.
  • Oversee daily clinic and field activities and coverage.
  • Provide effective resource management, and adopt evidence based practices.
  • Assist with professional development, coaching, quality assurance and risk management activities.

Epidemiologic Investigations

  • Design, manipulate and use databases for analysis of health problems to assess the potential public health impact.
  • Conduct epidemiologic outbreak investigations; perform onsite review of facilities and procedures; interview patients, health-care providers, and others involved; and collect data from local agencies or other health entities.
  • Perform statistical analyses related to complex analytical investigations involving highly specialized scientific data.
  • Use known techniques for analyzing epidemiologic investigation data and adapt or combine a variety of existing statistical methods to fulfill specific project needs.
  • Use surveillance systems to collect disease or health outcome data.
  • Generate descriptive analyses of surveillance data for a variety of audiences.

Development and Dissemination of Data and Epidemiologic Findings

  • Conduct literature reviews for program planning, for preparation of publications and for evaluation.
  • Design and prepare reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews and other information.
  • Make oral presentations to varied audiences.
  • Prepare and present abstracts, technical reports and briefings on data and programs.
  • Write epidemiological reports and professional journal articles related to data and programs.
  • Provide technical assistance and training on data management, epidemiological methods and statistical analysis.
  • Prepare epidemiological information for funding proposals.

Program Administration

  • Participate in writing grants and other funding proposals and develop requests for proposals and contracts for data analysis and evaluation projects.
  • Participate on internal and external committees and workgroups.
  • Participate in program evaluation, design method and analyze data to evaluate program progress and effectiveness.
  • Coordinate program planning efforts with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation.
  • Develop and conduct training for staff in the conduct of investigations and appropriate methods of controlling diseases.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including health departments, community based organizations and community members.
  • Participate in national epidemiology and surveillance meetings and activities.
  • Work closely with other governmental agencies, academic and community partners and service providers to promote use of surveillance data for programmatic planning.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Travel outside the City of Milwaukee, occasionally overnight, to attend professional conferences and training programs.
  2. Carry a mobile device during business hours.
  3. Lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Regular status as a City of Milwaukee employee, having successfully completed a probationary period for a civil service position.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health or other closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  3. Four years of experience in epidemiology or public health, including involvement with data management systems, reproductive health issues or comparable topics.
  4. Valid driver's license and possession of a properly insured vehicle for use on the job is required at time of appointment and throughout employment.  Mileage reimbursement is provided.  

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Your transcript must be legible and include your college/university name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date completed.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology or environmental health.
  • Supervisory or lead worker experience.  

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of public and community health principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of STI/HIV prevention principles and strategies directed at high risk populations, STI/HIV case management principles and procedures and epidemiological, clinical and laboratory services related to HIV and STIs.
  • Knowledge of community organizations and agencies related to HIV/AIDS and STIs.
  • Knowledge of statistical concepts, research methods and their applications to public health surveillance and research.
  • Knowledge of the health status and socioeconomic and demographic measures used in public health.
  • Knowledge of population and socioeconomic and health outcomes data sources.
  • Knowledge of mathematics and the ability to make accurate calculations in order to maintain accurate program statistics.
  • Knowledge of management principals and the ability to supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to read and interpret work-related documents, including procedures manuals, governmental publications and periodicals.
  • Written communication skills, including the ability to write reports.
  • Oral communication, presentation and training skills.
  • Interpersonal skills; ability to maintain effective working relationships with a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary staff, community partners, and the public.
  • Ability to establish rapport and provide services sensitively and collaboratively with clients from a wide range of alternative and diverse lifestyles and backgrounds.
  • Ability to independently plan, organize, and prioritize work to achieve objectives within deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, use problem-solving and decision-making skills and show initiative.
  • Ability to use standard software programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, email, and the Internet.
  • Skill in using statistical analysis software (SAS).
  • Skill in graphical presentation of data, including charts, tables and maps.
  • Ability to manage and query complex databases.
  • Ability to use population data, for public health planning and evaluation.
  • Ability to conduct research projects and lead data collection efforts.
  • Ability to provide consultation, technical assistance and training to varied communities, agencies and individuals.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Skill in obtaining blood and oral mucosal specimens from clients and conducting desktop laboratory procedures to accurately interpret HIV rapid results.
  • Dedication to the promotion of health and prevention of disease and a commitment to stay abreast of current practices for reducing the spread of STIs and HIV in the community.

Current Salary

The current salary range (1EX) is $63,807-$81,844 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $65,721-$84,300 annually. Appointment will be made in accordance with the provisions of the salary ordinance. 

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of related education, experience and accomplishments, written tests, interview, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and the Milwaukee Health Department reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral exams, performance tests, or personal interviews. Information from the selection process will be used to make a hiring decision. Selected candidates will be transferred and/or promoted to the position.

NOTE: Transfer/Promotional Opportunities and Promotional Examinations are not open to Milwaukee Public Schools employees or to the public. Only current City of Milwaukee employees and civilian personnel in MFD and MPD hired through a City Service Commission process who have successfully passed a probationary period for a Civil Service position will be considered. Individuals with exempt, provisional, temporary or emergency appointments are not eligible for transfer.

Additional Information


  • Applications can be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.