Temporary Disease Investigator/Contact Tracer

Walla Walla, Washington 99362
12/2/2021

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Position Description

Community Health Department

Position: Temporary Disease Investigator/Contact Tracer
Salary Range: $15.66/hour - $20.96/hour
Location: Community Health Department
Employment Type: Temporary; Full time or Part time; This position will be during the COVID-19 pandemic

Open Until Filled

Brief Duties and Responsibilities: The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) is hiring, training, and supervising a case investigation and contact tracing team across Walla Walla County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This largely virtual team is critical in minimizing disease transmission and slowing outbreak progression in the community. Additionally, it allows DCH to provide individuals with the education and support to protect themselves and their families. Through the case investigation and contact tracing process, individuals are provided with education and guidance to: understand their risk of illness; quarantine themselves from others who are not exposed; monitor themselves for illness; and minimize the possibility that they could spread the infection to others. See the job description for the complete list of essential functions.

Working Conditions: The working environment includes activities in multiple department venues. Physical abilities required for this position are ones typically related to office operations, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to twenty (20) pounds. Manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate computers, other office equipment, accessing file cabinets, and sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Proficiency with computers required. Spanish speaking and/or other languages desired.

Application: Visit the County website at: www.co.walla-walla.wa.us to view the job description and apply online. 509-524-2600 fax 509-524-2603, hr@co.walla-walla.wa.us

SELECTION IS BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS, BACKGROUND CHECK, DRIVING RECORD CHECK, AND ORAL INTERVIEW.

Type: Temporary