PUBLIC HEALTH INVESTIGATOR SUPERVISOR

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications Accepted from: All Persons Interested

Division: Disease Prevention & Control
Section:HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention
Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston's Health Department is seeking a committed individual to perform the following duties as a Public Health Supervisor:

  • Supervise, monitor and review field investigative procedures, strategy and data analysis of investigators and other personnel involved in disease intervention activities, per program guidelines.
  • Provide appropriate orientation and mentor newly employed Disease Intervention Specialist, Public Health Investigator Specialist, Surveillance Investigator, Customer Service Representative III, Clinical Assistant and Administrative Assistant if applicable.
  • Perform monthly performance audits and assures compliance with established Quality Assurance Guidelines for Disease Intervention Specialist, Public Health Investigator Specialist, Surveillance Investigator, Customer Service Representative III, Clinical Assistant and Administrative Assistant this includes techniques, client and provider follow-up, per program guidelines.
  • Develop and implement Performance Improvement Plans, appropriate additional training, conduct performance evaluations, correct performance deficiencies through coaching and the ability to motivate staff as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Public Health or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Four (4) years of experience in the public health field are required. Pertinent professional experience in the public health field may be substituted for the above educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Requires a valid Texas driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.

PREFERENCES

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

Preference shall be given to applicants who are bilingual

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION /SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
None. However, the Department may administer a skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if candidate is promoted into this position, he/she must pass an assigned drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION GRANT FUNDED POSITION
Grants & Special funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred. Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 21

APPLICATION PROCEDURES Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov . To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm . For application status inquiries please contact 832-393-4897.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations call TTY 7-1-1.

EEOEqual Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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