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Employment: Full-time Contact Tracer

West Central District Health Department is excited to expand our work family and is seeking a Full-time Contact Tracer to work during traditional hours Monday – Thursday, Wednesday evenings until 6 pm, and Friday mornings.

  • Excellent benefit package
  • Paid government holidays
  • Fun working environment with flexible scheduling
  • Public health experience is not necessary, willing to train the right candidate
  • Bilingual preferred

The Disease Surveillance Coordinator is responsible for the investigation of all notifiable infectious disease cases and the coordination of disease contact tracing according to the State of Nebraska Disease Investigation Guidelines; Participates in epidemiological data gathering and analysis and the resulting recommendations for disease control; Collects and reviews written and electronic disease reports and electronic laboratory reports to identify reportable conditions; Responsible for overseeing all necessary data is entered into Nebraska Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) and other applicable reporting systems; Interprets written and verbal public health information requests, formulates definitions, applies standards, and responds regarding disease surveillance data and for information on the infectious agents, modes of transmission, reservoirs, incubation periods, communicability periods, and control methods; Participates in the development of disease surveillance protocols and educational materials.  This position will also assist with various projects as assigned.

Complete online application by November 30, 2020 to be considered. 

Complete an application here.

For questions please contact Brandi Lemon at 308-221-6839.