Tioga County Public Health Specialist II @ Public Consulting Group - New York, NY

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Tioga County Public Health Specialist II

Public Consulting Group - New York, NY

Overview:
As a Public Health Specialist II, you are responsible for working with the local health department to provide specialized professional services related to COVID-19. This may include vaccine and testing support, school-focused services, community outreach, case investigation/contact tracing, outbreak/cluster response, management support, and other related services. The Public Health Specialist II will have an onsite presence based on the needs of the local health department, which could require up to 100 percent onsite work.
Responsibilities:
As a Public Health Specialist II, you are responsible for working with the local health department to provide specialized professional services related to public health priorities, including COVID-19. This may include vaccine and testing support, school-focused services, community outreach, case investigation/contact tracing, outbreak/cluster response, management support, and other related services. The Public Health Specialist II will require onsite work.
  • Perform specialized work for public health priorities, including controlling the spread of COVID-19 under the direction of local health department staff.
  • May perform supervisory work coordinating small teams or providing other monitoring and maintenance support services.
  • Conduct interviews to obtain case related information, particularly for cases in high-risk settings and provide all documentation required based on State and local protocols.
  • Provide education, consultation, and technical assistance on interview techniques, records, and quality control, including serving as a subject matter expert, when needed.
  • Maintain/Provide superior communication skills, including establish rapport and effective communications with stakeholders from diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, and experiences, and coaching other team members of best practices.
  • Support and maintain/monitor vaccine efforts such as scheduling, outreach, and coordination.
  • Monitor testing support that may include scheduling and data management.
  • Monitor data entry and/or review for systems supporting local health department programs.
  • Support and facilitate communication methods and processes for public health priorities, including COVID-19, under the direction of local health department staff.
  • Conduct public-facing activities with professionalism as a representative working on behalf of the local health department.
  • Collaborate with, establish, and maintain appropriate partnerships and resources, including community organizations and schools, based on local health department needs.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the NYSPHC Fellowship Program and the onboarding and monitoring of Fellows.
  • Facilitate Local Public Health Partnership opportunities to enhance Fellows’ experiences by collaborating with mentors and helping facilitate professional growth opportunities, including technical information about public health priorities.
  • Assist in identifying mentors in the county public health network to be a part of the NYSPHC Local Public Health Partnership.
  • Communicate regularly with the NYSDPH Fellowship Placement Coordinator on matters that arise from the implementation or necessary revision of placement agreements.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. Experience in clinical medicine and/or public health a plus. Epidemiology degree preferred
  • At least one year of experience within a health, public health, education, human services, or community-based organization, or institutional setting.
  • Experience working in a health system in NYS. This includes but is not limited to hospitals, health care providers, health regulatory organizations, community resources, social services or schools in NYS.
  • A flexible, adaptive, and composed attitude with the ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Experience leading tracking and reporting processes.
  • Proficiency with computers including data entry into electronic tracking systems and running summary reports.
  • Phenomenal work ethic with a positive attitude.
  • Employment is contingent on completion of a background check by NY State.
  • Must be a NYS resident with familiarity of NYS geography; cities/towns/locations.
  • Preference given to those who live within commuting distance to the official work location.
  • Own telephone, computer, wireless internet (WiFi) and electronic equipment.
  • Must have access to a working PC with Windows 10, Antivirus Protection: Windows Defender and Windows Firewall; or Mac with Apple OS X 10.13, Antivirus Protection: Sophos; and personal mobile device to use for this job.

EEO Statement:
Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

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