The City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for an at-will, unclassified full-time Community Program Specialist II to serve as the Vaccine Data Analyst in the Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Division. Reporting to the Epidemiology Supervisor/Communicable Disease Controller (CPS V), this position will track vaccination and COVID-19 cases and exposures in the educational sector. This position is located at the Main Health facility, 2525 Grand Ave, Long Beach CA, 90815.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Analyzes and interprets immunization data for the educational sector and other youth related programs to develop conclusions and make recommendations for contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine;
Tracks ongoing outbreaks and provides guidance and answers questions related to vaccines and disease control and prevention;
Ensures data and reportable diseases are being reported to public health from the educational sector;
Runs reports from the California reportable diseases and immunization systems (CalConnect and CAIR2) as well as other management platforms;
Provides support for case investigators and contact tracers;
Establishes and/or maintains relationships and serves as liaison for school nurses and administrators; and,
Performs other related duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS TO FILE
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Health, or closely related field. (Professional experience providing administrative and/or financial support to a grant-funded program beyond the minimum requirement outlined below may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis).
One year of experience supporting public health operations. [Master’s Degree in Public Health, Business, Public Administration, or a closely related field may be substituted for up to one year of required experience. (proof required for substitution if applied*).]
Willingness and ability to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Valid Class C Motor Vehicle Operator License. (Required to obtain a California Class C Motor Vehicle operator license within 6 months if out of state. California residents are required to submit a DMV K4 driver license information report during onboarding if selected for the position).
PLEASE NOTE: The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach’s Human Resources Department.
*Required documents, such as transcripts, degrees, certificates, or licenses, must be uploaded to the online application in PDF format at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the document. Proof of education for academic degrees should indicate the type of degree and date of degree conferral. Candidates who possess degrees or units from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalency at the time of filing.
Master’s Degree in in Public Health, or a closely related field.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, be flexible, and manage multiple assignments in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
An understanding of community health and public health related topics.
Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and populations by consistently exercising tact, good judgement, and a proactive, problem-solving focused style.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Ability to de-escalate and resolve conflicts independently and effectively.
Proficiency in the use of computers, including email, internet, and office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint)
This recruitment will close at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific) on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. To be considered, please apply online under "Current Openings" with your cover letter, resume, and proof of education (if qualifying with an academic degree) as PDF attachments at: www.longbeach.gov/jobs
Applications will be reviewed for depth and breadth of experience, and for level and relatedness of education (if applicable). The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. The selected candidate will be required to go through a background check, including a review of driver history, and a physical examination prior to appointment. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, including submission of all required attachments, will not be considered.
The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-4102.
In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public.