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Genesee County Health Department COVID-19 Response Specialist in Batavia, New York

The COVID-19 Specialist is responsible for conducting complete COVID-19 case investigations and contact investigations and related COVID-19 activities within the required timeframes and in compliance with NYS and/or local code requirements. The work is performed under general supervision under the Director of Community Health Services, or designee, with some latitude and independence in performance of assigned job functions. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Conduct complete COVID-19 case investigations, contact investigations, and related COVID-19 activities within the required timeframes; Coordinate contact tracing activities with State contact tracers to ensure contacts are reached with 48 hours of contact elicitation; Establish and maintain current testing protocol, maintain a list of testing resources available to Genesee/Orleans County residents, promote availability and access; Ensure daily monitoring of cases and contacts, including identifying and meeting and social support needs in order to assure effective isolation/quarantine; Utilize CDCMS (aka CommCare) to report all case and contact data; May train to meet competency requirements (CommCare updates, State guidelines, etc.); Provide health education/prevention activities to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 in Genesee/Orleans County;

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of public health principles, practices and administration; thorough knowledge of public health principles of planning, organizing and implementing disease control programs; knowledge of public health methods of disease detection, prevention and control; ability to gather information, evaluate data and make appropriate inferences; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to understand and interpret complex written regulations; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to act as a liaison, represent the Department, and communicate effectively with the public, legislatures, the press, outside agencies and other County departments; ability to interpret regulatory guidance from the CDC, NYSDOH, and/or SED; ability to prepare written reports; ability to plan and oversee the work of others; ability to use computer applications; initiative; resourcefulness; sound professional judgement; tact and courtesy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education,
AND EITHER:

A. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree or higher from a regionally accredited New York State registered college or university in applied or physical science or human services;
OR:

B. Possession of an Associate's degree from a regionally accredited New York State registered college or university in applied or physical science or human services AND two (2) years of full-time paid experience in public health, human services or closely related field.

NOTE: Part time or volunteer experience as defined above will be prorated.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a valid New York State driver's license or otherwise demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.

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