• Full Time
  • Skokie, IL
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Village of Skokie

Village of Skokie

The Village of Skokie, IL is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full time Communicable Disease Investigator. Under general supervision of the Personal Health Supervisor; performs work of moderate difficulty as a disease investigator in a variety of nursing and infectious disease programs and completes deliverables required from IDPH grants and related work, as required; Works with local and state agencies to assure the prompt surveillance, reporting and investigation of reportable communicable diseases and sexually transmitted diseases; Conducts surveillance and epidemiologic communicable disease case surveillance and outbreak investigations in collaboration with nursing and environmental health staff; Conducts patient/provider interviews, contact tracing and electronic surveillance of communicable disease; Provides patient and public outreach, prevention efforts and education; Performs data collection and data epidemiological analysis; Participates in epidemiological surveys; Evaluates risk factors for spread of communicable disease in high-risk transmission settings and recommends mitigation strategies; Attends meetings and community events in the early morning, evenings and weekends; Submits periodic grant operational reports and assists in the grant application process for the LHD DIS Workforce Development Support Grant; Performs other duties, as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Nursing or Public health from a nationally accredited college or university required, Master’s Degree preferred; Must be able to complete applicable I -Train STI DIS and Communicable Disease trainings within 6 months of employment; Demonstrated knowledge of communicable disease surveillance and epidemiologic outbreak investigations and applicable State of Illinois communicable disease codes; Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology and disease surveillance; Working knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Demonstrated training and educational experience related to Incident Command System, Emergency Management, and Volunteer management; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, Village and other government officials, the business and education communities, and members of community health organizations, including long-term care facilities & licensed day care centers; Must be able to read and write English; Bi-lingual skills helpful, but not required; Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office Suite applications required; Valid Driver’s License required.

The salary range for this position is $70,237 – $89,642. The annualized starting salary range is $70,237 – $77,436 (DOQ). This position is funded 100% through an IDPH grant. When the grant funding expires on June 30, 2025, this position will end, unless additional IDPH grant funding is provided. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental & life insurance; IMRF retirement pension plan; paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays in the first year; 457(b) retirement savings plan. To view the complete job description, please visit the Skokie Jobs page at skokie.org and select the Communicable Disease Investigator position.

To be considered for this position, please submit a Letter of Interest, resumé, and three professional references by Tuesday, September 27, 2022, to: Village of Skokie Human Resources Office, 5127 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077, or by email to Human.Resources@skokie.org. Faxes are not accepted. EOE Employer