Applying To: Public Health Program Representative (Communicable Disease)

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Salary

  • Minimum: $38,636.00
  • Maximum: $56,888.00

This position is selected for the Hiring Incentive Program. The incentive shall be in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00) upon completion of the probationary period.  The hiring incentive will be paid (if funds are available) by the Department/Division which appoints the applicant.  The hiring incentive is not available to current City employees.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for investigation and control of communicable disease within the City of St. Louis, and will focus on reportable communicable diseases, excluding HIV and STIs.  Duties include investigating communicable diseases by interviewing patients and contacts, and reviewing associated information in order to locate the source, carriers, and all spread cases related to the disease incident.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Public Health Program Representative

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Community Health Education, or Psychology; plus one year of health outreach experience in Communicable Disease. OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

License:  Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis.  Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application. Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent verbal communication skills; the ability to maintain sensitive confidential information; experience providing consultation, outreach, education and public messaging about communicable disease.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation.  Applicants will only receive credit for their experience and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points. City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points. 

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3496
March 17, 2022
5693-13G

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