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Job Title: Infectious Disease Program Manager II - Public Health
Job Number: R001980
Organization: Clark County
Posted: 6/3/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care Management
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Vancouver,  WA    USA
Compensation: M2.827 ($6,834.00 - $9,655.00) per month
Position Description: Job Summary Under the direction of the Director of Investigation and Response or designee, this position supervises the agency’s Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response, Tuberculosis (TB) Case Management, and Immunization programs. These programs are responsible for the investigation and response to communicable disease events in Clark County, outbreak response, disease surveillance, TB case management, and immunization promotion. This position also provides consultative and technical assistance on communicable disease and immunization issues and serves as a liaison to community partners and internal cross- purpose teams in support of Clark County Public Health efforts. This position requires close interactions with other local, regional and state organizations. This position may interact with clients/patients.

Organizational responsibilities include understanding and promoting the department’s public health mission, providing courteous, respectful, efficient customer service to all department clients, honoring diversity of all department employees and constituents, participating in department training, implementing accreditation standards, and striving for personal excellence in public health work.

This is an exempt management position. This position requires independent judgment and ability to work and manage independently and collaboratively with limited management; and at times takes direction from the Health Officer and Deputy Health Officer who has statutory responsibility for communicable disease control.

Participation in Duty Officer 24/7 on-call rotation is a requirement for this position and may involve evenings and/or weekends.

This posting will be open until a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received. First review of applications will be June 16. This posting may close at any time on or after June 16 with no additional notice.

Examples of Duties Examples of position responsibilities:

Oversee all program operations including supervision of technical, professional, and para-professional program staff and allocation of other program resources. Ensure quality services are available and staff competencies meet the requirements of the program activities. Provide high level technical support and ensure a well-trained, competent workforce through identifying training needs and facilitating knowledge and skill transfer based on current research and best practices. Prepare, administer and monitor program and grant specific budget expenditure plans to ensure timely, appropriate and effective utilization of program related funds. Manage and ensure compliance with statements of work for all program related grants and contracts. Ensure all program related policies, procedures and standing orders are current and compliant with laws, current recommendations; and adhered to by program staff. Develop strategic priorities to inform program planning and design. Conduct program evaluation and quality improvement initiatives to assure services are delivered in an efficient, cost- effective, and productive manner. Coordinate and collaborate with other department programs on related department activities. Promote the reporting of notifiable conditions with health care providers, laboratories, and veterinarians to ensure compliance with reportable conditions reporting per WAC and RCW. Consult and coordinate with professionals in our community in an effort to provide an integrated approach to designing community- based services to meet client needs, and conduct outreach on the existence, function, and services provided by these programs. Provide oversight of Clark County’s 24/7 Communicable Disease response team. This work is accomplished by:

Sharing knowledge, research and best practices with staff, other managers, and community service providers; Evaluation of skills and competencies of staff and providing opportunities for growth and development; Ensuring ethical practice; and Implementing best practices for financial, program, grants and contracts management. Expected outcomes are:

Culturally and linguistically appropriate services; Preparedness to respond to and mitigate PH outbreaks and other emergencies; Compliance with reportable conditions reporting per WAC and RCW; Increased application of the latest prevention guidelines and infectious disease control guidelines; Systematic and coordinated approaches to the Department’s Infectious Disease and Immunization promotion services; A well-trained, competent workforce; and Development, implementation and evaluation of innovative and evidence based PH services. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNICATIONS

Provide clear, direct communication with staff, managers and other units. Respond to public complaints and may respond to media requests at the direction of a leadership team manager. Demonstrates the ability to make and carry out independent, timely and appropriate decisions within the scope of authority.


Typically performs work duties in a hybrid work environment; in-office work and travel locally, within the state and out of state are sometimes required.


Must have the ability to drive a vehicle, use a computer and other common office equipment, and to use common software.


Potential for exposure to blood, needles, reagent, biologics and chemicals, potential for airborne exposure to TB and other communicable diseases.


If you wish to upload a resume or other documents: Resumes and other documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application. Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.

Application Review (Pass/Fail) – An online application is required. Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review. Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.

Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement. Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.

Employment References will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.

It is the general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.

Qualifications: Qualifications Education and Experience:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public health, health administration, health sciences, or nursing and at least four years of related experience including supervision or a combination of education, experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the work. Experience in a public health setting as well as a background in public health nursing, microbiology and/or epidemiology and experience in surveillance system design and evaluation are strongly desired.

A master’s degree in public health, nursing or another related field is preferred. All combinations of education, experience, and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered. Strong management experience with demonstrated success in leading organizational change will be valued over educational experience alone.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:


Strong supervision, leadership and management skills. Strong public speaking and presentation skills. Strong background in using science and data to make decisions and implement public health services. Strong interpersonal skills. Apply understanding and knowledge of cultural differences and similarities when working with diverse populations. Knowledge of:

Demonstrated ability to perform communicable disease control and surveillance activities. Epidemiologic principles, practices, and techniques. Principles and practices of program operations. Principles and practices of project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving. Principles and practices of quality assurance and quality improvement. Demonstrated ability to use qualitative and quantitative data in strategic planning and decision-making. The impact of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity on behavior, attitudes and values related to health. The role of cultural, social and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of public health services. The key components of cultural competency; awareness of differences, attitude to examine beliefs and values, knowledge of differences and skills to effectively and appropriately work across cultures. Core competencies for Public Health Professionals and uses them to identify professional growth opportunities for yourself and staff. Nurse and medical assistant scope of practice and qualifications for staff who hold a health certificate assistant (HCA) certificate. Ability to:

Work in an environment with individuals who may have diverging opinions and viewpoints. Express ideas effectively both orally and in writing and maintain accurate records. Effectively use a personal computer, Microsoft Office software, email, and internet to accomplish job functions. Effectively and respectfully work with persons from diverse backgrounds including; age, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, physical characteristics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, health status, genetic predisposition, political belief, mental, or physical ability. Identify the role of cultural, social and behavioral factors in determining the delivery of Public Health services. Research and implement approaches to address problems that take into account cultural differences and working with diverse populations. Recognize and address discrimination, stereotypes and stigmas in the work environment. Recognize features of personal behavior which are affected by culture. Other Necessary Qualifications:

Must be able to respond to public health emergencies or exercises at any time, except while on scheduled vacation or other leave. In addition, leaves may be cancelled under public health emergencies. Must successfully complete basic incident management courses and participate in emergency response trainings as requested. Must protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal law. Must adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines, including but not limited to timely completion of mandatory trainings. Must pass respiratory mask fit-testing and be able to wear standard department-issued masks. Possess a valid driver’s license, insurance and have access to reliable transportation. Must adhere to the Department’s employee immunity policy and provide documents as requested. Proof of vaccinations required; full COVID-19 vaccination required. Other Special Requirements: Some positions require a valid driver’s license and a successful criminal history background check as required by law.

Organization Description: With its great natural beauty, Clark County, Washington, always has attracted people and businesses. We welcome those who visit and settle here, providing fresh perspectives, growing diversity and vibrant energy.

Our forward-looking community is framed by the scenic Cascade Range to the east and the majestic Columbia River to the south and west. The area is a picturesque place to work, play, and live.

Named for Captain William Clark of Lewis and Clark Expedition fame, our county is one of the fastest growing regions in Washington state and the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. Today, more than 467,000 people call Clark County home.

Clark County government works to enhance the quality of life for all of our diverse community by providing services with integrity, openness and accountability. We are one of the county's largest employers, providing a wide range of rewarding careers for about 1,570 people.

Closing Date: 9/3/2022
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Infectious Disease Program Manager II - Public Health
Contact Location: 1300 Franklin St

Vancouver   WA  98660
Contact Location: 1300 Franklin St
  Vancouver   WA  98660
Contact Phone: 360-397-2456 
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How to Apply: For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at: resources/explore-careers-clark-county

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