AIDS Services Liaison (#RS4220)
$31.75-$38.59 Hourly / $5,503.28-$6,689.27 Monthly / $66,039.38-$80,271.28 Yearly


Under direction, coordinates the activities of the Early Intervention Program, within Public Health Services and conducts community relations and planning functions in regards to HIV/AIDS in San Joaquin County.


An incumbent in this single position class performs a broad range of community services in the area of HIV/AIDS planning and education. Direction is received from senior or other administrative staff.


  • Acts as staff liaison to the Community Action Planning Group including assisting with subcommittees to facilitate HIV/AIDS planning and implementation activities.
  • Coordinates the Early Intervention Program including staff supervision, monitoring grant funds and day to day program activity.
  • Develops and strengthens Public Health AIDS programs relationships with community leaders, agencies and coalitions through active participation in the Community Action Planning Groups.
  • Assists the Community Action Planning Group with program direction in order to fulfill mandated program responsibilities.
  • Supervises, trains, assigns and evaluates staff; participates in selection of staff.
  • Provides for the overall coordination of special projects including staff resources.
  • Prepares required reports and records; monitors contracts and fund expenditures of special products.
  • Conducts research and investigation regarding AIDS services issues such as housing and other support services for persons with HIV.
  • Assists in developing grant proposals and monitors grant funds.
  • Acts in the absence of the program coordinator
  • Participates on committees as assigned.


Education:  Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in Public Health, Nursing, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Natural Science or closely related field.

Experience:  Three years of progressively responsible experience providing counseling, nursing, program management or other professional services in a public health or related agency.

Substitution:  A Master's degree in Public Health, Nursing, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Natural Science or closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience; or one year of supervisory experience may also be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Current knowledge of HIV/AIDS, related infections and disease progression; basic understanding of current medical treatment for HIV/AIDS; medical terminology; community groups and organizations that may be used to disseminate information about HIV/AIDS; effective interviewing and counseling techniques for matters of a personal and sensitive nature; basic human anatomy and physiology; infection control methodologies; basic principles and practices of employee supervision.


Interact compassionately, effectively and tactfully with clients of diverse backgrounds and cultures on matters of a personal and sensitive nature; communicate technical information effectively by telephone and in person; read and understand information contained in medical records; develop and maintain effective working relationships with departmental employees, other health care professionals, and representatives from community groups and HIV/AIDS support agencies; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; maintain patient/client confidentiality; utilize spreadsheet, database and word processing software applications.


Mobility-Frequent operation of a keyboard and sitting for long periods; occasional standing for long periods, walking, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, driving and stair climbing; Lifting-Occasional lifting of 5 to 30 lbs.; Visual-Frequent use of overall vision, color perception, hand/eye coordination, depth perception, reading/close up work and field of vision and peripheral vision; Dexterity-Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing on the telephone/radio, talking in person and on the telephone; occasional hearing of faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Frequent exposure to trauma, grief and death, public contact, decision making and concentration; occasional emergency situations, heights, hazardous materials, working alone or on weekends or nights and overtime or travel; Environmental Conditions-Occasional exposure to noise and hazardous materials.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions

CLASS: RS4220; EST: 9/12/2001;