Current Openings at Philadelphia Department of Health

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DIVISION OF DISEASE CONTROL (DDC)
(June 2020)
POSITION TITLE: COVID-19 Social Worker

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and developing appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH is expanding its surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. As the lead agency responding to this public health crisis in Philadelphia, this Division will also work to educate residents on COVID-19, develop policies to slow the spread of disease, manage isolation & quarantine sites, provide infection control guidance to healthcare institutions and work with partners to address other public health issues related to COVID-19 as they arise in the City of Philadelphia.
A large component of surveillance and response activities is isolation of ill individuals and quarantine of exposed individuals to ensure disease incidence remains low. There are several challenges associated with isolation and quarantine measures for people who are experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental health conditions, intellectual disabilities and others. PDPH, with other city agencies, has expanded capacity to provide temporary accommodation for these people to observe them through their isolation or exposure period.
This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support response activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Overtime compensation may be available based on evolving response. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.
SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Coordinate with providers, social workers at healthcare facilities and leadership at shelters, group homes, and other congregate settings to assess an individual’s needs and determine whether they meet criteria for admission to temporary COVID housing.
• Work with staff at COVID housing facilities to secure a room for individuals after being evaluated by a provider.
• Follow up regularly with individuals to ensure their needs are being met while temporarily housed in our facility. This might include purchasing medications or other supplies and delivering them to the COVID housing facility and working with facility management to make adjustments as necessary.
• Coordinate with Office of Homeless Services to assist individuals in finding alternative housing and ensure they are healthy enough to return to living in a congregate setting
• Advise shelters experiencing outbreaks on when to refer individuals to us and work with an Infection Control Expert to inform them how best to prevent the spread of disease in their facility.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in public health or biologic/social science along with demonstrated interest in social work and experience with community engagement.
o Masters degree in social work preferred
• Excellent communication and organizational skills, and attention to detail
• Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of persons
• Candidates should have strong critical thinking skills, excellent English language skills, including composition, grammar, and public speaking
• Experience conducting telephone-based or in-person interviews and Spanish language fluency are advantageous.
• Computer skills are necessary and should include the ability to access and navigate various databases and software programs following training
• Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are highly valued attributes
• Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department
• Valid driver’s license is required in order to facilitate local travel
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
This job may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of less than 50 pounds and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 50 to 75 percent of the time. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice.
SUPERVISION
This position reports directly to the Isolation & Quarantine Program Manager.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.
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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

POSITION TITLE: Isolation & Quarantine Program Assistant

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and developing appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH is expanding its surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. As the lead agency responding to this public health crisis in Philadelphia, this Division will also work to educate residents on COVID-19, develop policies to slow the spread of disease, manage isolation & quarantine sites, provide infection control guidance to healthcare institutions and work with partners to address other public health issues related to COVID-19 as they arise in the City of Philadelphia.
A large component of surveillance and response activities is isolation of ill individuals and quarantine of exposed individuals to ensure disease incidence remains low. There are several challenges associated with isolation and quarantine measures for people who are experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental health conditions, intellectual disabilities and others. PDPH, with other city agencies, has expanded capacity to provide temporary accommodation for these people to observe them through their isolation or exposure period. The Isolation and Quarantine Program Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support to Isolation and Quarantine initiatives. This includes tracking program objectives, coordinating trainings, documenting meetings and working closely with the Program Manager to ensure activities are successfully executed. This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support Program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.
SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Assist the Isolation & Quarantine Manager in coordinating with other city agencies to understand, track and report on the status of isolation & quarantine sites in the city
o Accompany program management to meetings with representatives from other city agencies and Division leadership to document minutes and action items
• Conduct research to understand isolation & quarantine strategies that other jurisdictions are developing and summarize findings with relevant staff
• Liaise with IT to ensure that technological needs of program staff are met
• Participate in site visits with the Facilities & Logistics Coordinator to assess potential isolation & quarantine facilities and document findings
• Provide logistical support to isolation & quarantine sites when necessary including managing a line list of current residents, developing and disseminating guidance documents for residents and tracking inventory of medical supplies and other necessary materials
• Develop tracking mechanisms using Microsoft Excel and other databases as needed to ensure the Program is recording expenses, overtime and any other measures that might be needed
• Work closely with social workers, special populations nurses and other program staff to ensure that needs of site residents are met
• Schedule and document meetings, trainings and other events as they occur
• Other duties as assigned by the Isolation & Quarantine Manager
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• A bachelor’s degree in a science-oriented field from an accredited college or university with an interest in public health or emergency management.
• Two years of work experience in a professional setting preferred
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
• Attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to organize and present information effectively
• Computer skills are necessary and should include the ability to access and navigate various databases and software programs following training
• Applicants should be equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration
• Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of persons
o Strong critical thinking skills, excellent English language skills, including composition, grammar, and public speaking
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
This job may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of less than 50 pounds and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 50 to 75 percent of the time. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice.
SUPERVISION
This position reports directly to the Manager of the Isolation & Quarantine Program
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time.
TO APPLY
At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:
a) People of color,
b) Individuals with disabilities,
c) LGBTQ+,
d) First-generation college students,
e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance,
f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups.
Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit:
1. A resume or CV
2. A cover letter that includes:
- Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
- Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

POSITION TITLE: COVID-19 Information Specialist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and developing appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. As the lead agency responding to this public health crisis in Philadelphia, this Division will also work to educate residents on COVID-19, develop policies to slow the spread of disease, manage isolation & quarantine sites, provide infection control guidance to healthcare institutions and work with partners to address other public health issues related to COVID-19 as they arise in the City of Philadelphia.
A large component of this response is liaising with the public and external partners to share information and serve as a reliable resource during a time of great uncertainty. PDPH has been managing a call center since March 2020 to answer questions from the public along with the clinical community relating to COVID-19. The goals of the call center are to relay information on access to testing, provide guidance to individuals who test positive, address complicated exposure questions from clinical providers, and answer a variety of other questions from the public, business-owners, providers and anyone else who calls. Additionally, Information Specialists will answer inquiries that come in via email or the PDPH website.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The COVID-19 Information Specialist will be responsible for answering calls, providing information via phone and email, and ensuring that each caller is connected with either the appropriate PDPH program/staff, the appropriate service, or is satisfied with their query. This Call Center is operated out of PDPH six days a week to provide support to the clinical community and the public. This role will be responsible for working call center shifts, monitoring and answering queries from the public that come in via email and the PDPH website, and staying up to date on guidance and protocols.
SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Keep up-to-date on information and resources available in the city and state for providers and general public
• Utilize call center software to efficiently and informatively answer calls from the public and providers, take reports, and transfer appropriate callers and/or information to the appropriate PDPH staff
• Ensure that clinical providers can quickly get into contact with the appropriate staff
• Answer email and website queries from the public
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in public health, or other related field, or equivalent work experience in public health communications or call center operations
• Excellent communication and organizational skills, and attention to detail
• Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of persons
• Candidates should have strong critical thinking skills, excellent English language skills, including composition, grammar, and public speaking. The ability to communicate in a language other than English is highly valued
• Computer skills are necessary and should include the ability to access and navigate various databases and software programs following training
• Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are highly valued attributes
• Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
This job may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of less than 50 pounds and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 75 to 100 percent of the time. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.
TO APPLY
At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:
a) People of color,
b) Individuals with disabilities,
c) LGBTQ+,
d) First-generation college students,
e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance,
f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups.
Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit:
1. A resume or CV
2. A cover letter that includes:
- Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
- Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DIVISION OF DISEASE CONTROL (DDC)
(July 2020)
POSITION TITLE:Pediatric Guidance Clinician

PROGRAM AREA: Division of COVID Containment, Logistics

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly-created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and determining appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. This involves working closely with laboratories and healthcare institutions to increase access to rapid testing and building systems that enable consistent data sharing among relevant partners.
The Pediatric Guidance Clinician is responsible for providing support to ongoing COVID-19 response activities, with a specific focus on provision of guidance to pediatric providers and school-based health operations. This position will work closely with these partners to provide guidance on how best to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public. This position will address questions regarding testing, vaccines, isolation and quarantine, infection control, personal protective equipment and other clinical concerns that may arise as this crisis unfolds.
This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support Program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.
SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Stay up to date on the latest medical and clinical literature around the diagnosis, care, treatment, and risk factors associated with COVID-19
• Serve as a resource for pediatric providers and school-based health staff to consult with and be available to answer questions regarding high-risk cases, guidance, or exposures
• Work with pediatric providers and school-based health staff to address gaps in infection control and provide resources to prevent outbreaks and slow the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities
• Work with our clinical team to contribute to concise guidance addressing relevant COVID-19 public health and medical issues to be used by COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing teams, the public, healthcare workers, and others. Examples of guidance already developed by our staff can be found here: https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/guidance/
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or a related healthcare field
• Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies, advanced Nursing Studies, or Public Health or related field preferred
• Two to three years of experience in healthcare or public health-related field
• Excellent communication and organizational skills, and attention to detail
• Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of persons
• Demonstrated critical thinking skills; excellent English language proficiency; strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong competency with computer skills is necessary and including accessing navigating various databases and software programs following training
• Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are highly valued attributes
• Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
This job is estimated to be 90% remote work (work-from-home). The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice.
SUPERVISION
This position reports directly to the Logistics Program Manager.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.
TO APPLY
At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:
a) People of color,
b) Individuals with disabilities,
c) LGBTQ+,
d) First-generation college students,
e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance,
f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups.
Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit the following to kathleen.fries@phila.gov :
1. A resume or CV
2. A cover letter that includes:
- Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
- Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Email To kathleen.fries@phila.gov

Download Complete Job Description Here
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DIVISION OF DISEASE CONTROL (DDC)
(July 2020)

POSITION TITLE:Outreach Specialist
PROGRAM AREA: COVID-19 Containment, Logistics
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and developing appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated.
As the lead agency responding to this public health crisis in Philadelphia, this Division will also work to educate residents on COVID-19, develop policies to slow the spread of disease, manage isolation & quarantine sites, provide infection control guidance to healthcare institutions and work with partners to address other public health issues related to COVID-19 as they arise in the City of Philadelphia. All of the interventions implemented by this Division will build upon existing public health infrastructure in the City of Philadelphia to lay the foundation for future public health surveillance efforts.
The Outreach Specialist is responsible for supporting communications and outreach efforts related to the COVID-19 response. The Outreach Specialist will work with testing sites, health centers, and service provider agencies to ensure that all communities and residents of Philadelphia are aware of COVID-19 services available in the city.
This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support Program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.
SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Work with the Outreach Coordinator and Partnerships Coordinator to support the Division’s outreach plan and strategies.
• Develop and maintain relationships with community-based organizations and service provider agencies.
• Identify effective channels of communication for reaching targeted audiences, including identification of non-mainstream methods to promote important preparedness and emergency response information to at-risk or socially isolated populations.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field preferred, with an emphasis on health communications or another relevant field from an accredited college or university
• Previous non-profit or government experience preferred
• Experience in community-based outreach, health education, and/or experience in risk communication activities in a public health or health services agency
• Attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to present information effectively to a variety of audiences.
• Excellent English language skills, including composition, grammar, and public speaking, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Desktop publishing or graphic design skills are a plus.
• Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment.
• Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously • Fluency in languages other than English is also desirable

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
This job may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of less than 50 pounds and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 50 to 75 percent of the time. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and some after-hours activities to accommodate training and exercise activities.
SUPERVISION
This position reports directly to the Outreach Coordinator, Division of COVID-19 Containment.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.
TO APPLY
At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:
a) People of color,
b) Individuals with disabilities,
c) LGBTQ+,
d) First-generation college students,
e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance,
f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups.

Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit the following to kathleen.fries@phila.gov :
1. A resume or CV
2. A cover letter that includes:
- Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
- Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Email to kathleen.fries@phila.gov
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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DIVISION OF DISEASE CONTROL (DDC)
(July 2020)
POSITION TITLE:COVID-19 Program Assistant

PROGRAM AREA: Division of COVID Containment, Logistics

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and determining appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. This involves working closely with laboratories and healthcare institutions to increase access to rapid testing and building systems that enable consistent data sharing among relevant partners.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The COVID-19 Program Assistant will work with the Epidemiology Program to ensure that data is collected, entered, and cleaned, and administrative tasks are completed. This will involve working closely with management to identify administrative needs and complete them in a timely manner.
SPECIFIC DUTIES
• Collect surveillance data
• Assist in data entry and data cleaning
• Develop agendas, timelines, checklists and organize folders and files, make copies, organize and prepare for meetings
• Other duties as assigned
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
This job may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of less than 50 pounds and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 50 to 75 percent of the time. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.
TO APPLY
At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:
a) People of color,
b) Individuals with disabilities,
c) LGBTQ+,
d) First-generation college students,
e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance,
f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups.
Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit the following to kathleen.fries@phila.gov :
1. A resume or CV
2. A cover letter that includes:
- Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
- Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Email To kathleen.fries@phila.gov

Download Complete Job Description Here

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DIVISION OF COVID-19 CONTAINMENT

(September 2020)

POSITION TITLE: Outbreak Manager

 

PROGRAM AREA:  Division of COVID-19 Containment, Logistics Branch

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly-created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and determining appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. This involves working closely with laboratories and healthcare institutions to increase access to rapid testing and building systems that enable consistent data sharing among relevant partners.

 

The Outbreak Manager is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Division’s response to emergent COVID-19 outbreaks within the city of Philadelphia. Working closely with our Operations and Logistics branches, the Outbreak Manager will liaise with public and community organizations, as well as internal staff to identify needed support measures and organize resources.  

 

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support Program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Plan, administer, and coordinate COVID-19 outbreak responses
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners to organize outbreak response and containment measures
  • Manage and deploy field team for rapid testing sites and other in-person response activity
  • Liaise with Testing Program Manager and division leadership to establish response priorities and needs
  • Collaborate with Planning Manager to develop response plans and resources to operate clinics
  • Coordinate with logistics program staff to stockpile, organize, and deploy response supplies and resources
  • Communicate with internal branch managers
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field required
  • Advanced degree in Public Health or related field preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in healthcare, public health, project management or related field
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills; strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable working within a fast-paced team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job in an in-office role. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions.  The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice. 

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports directly to the Chief of Staff

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

 

TO APPLY 

At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:   

 

a) People of color,  

b) Individuals with disabilities,  

c) LGBTQ+,  

d) First-generation college students,  

e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance

f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. 

 

Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, please submit the following to christine.morando@phila.gov : 

  1. A resume or CV  
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    - Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
    - Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (OIT)

(September 2020)

 

POSITION TITLE: Mobile Device Support Technician

 

PROGRAM AREA:  Office of Information Technology


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for managing and distributing technology resources to employees of the City of Philadelphia.

 

The Mobile Device Support Technician will provide smartphone and end-user support for Android smartphones and assist with the upgrade rollout of 4,745 devices to City employees. The Mobile Device Support Technician will also assist with mobile phone orders, audits, and distribution

 

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support Program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide 1st and 2nd level support on all smartphone device issues pertaining to WorkSpace One (WS1) enrollment, email connectivity and re-enrollment 
  • Troubleshoot connectivity and data service issues with smartphones, cellphones, laptops, tablets and mifis
  • Knowledgeable with mobile device upgrades and migration processes
  • Order phones and accessories through vendor portals
  • Handle multiple orders, with interruptions and escalations during the business day, organized to track each order in an organized way to minimize mistakes

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Experience in Customer and/or End-User service and communication
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail
  • Android and iOS knowledge
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Helpdesk ticketing system
  • Intermediate level understanding of Smartphone functionality, setup of email, and mobile phone activation
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel – including beginner and some intermediate Excel functions
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of persons
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills; strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job is estimated to be 90% remote work (work-from-home) with at least one day of work per week at our office in Center City. The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions.  The position requires responding to department emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice. 

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports directly to the IT Supervisor

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

 

TO APPLY 

Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s humanity. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:   

 

a) People of color,  

b) Individuals with disabilities,  

c) LGBTQ+,  

d) First-generation college students,  

e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance

f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. 

 

Applicants who are originally from and live in and around the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, please submit the following to christine.morando@phila.gov

  1. A resume or CV  
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    - Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
    - Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

 

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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DIVISION OF COVID-19 CONTAINMENT

(September 2020)

 

POSITION TITLE: Community Outreach Assistant

 

PROGRAM AREA:  Division of COVID-19 Containment, Logistics Branch

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly-created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and determining appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. This involves working closely with laboratories and healthcare institutions to increase access to rapid testing and building systems that enable consistent data sharing among relevant partners.

 

The Community Outreach Assistant is responsible for supporting the Division’s efforts both in our Center City offices and in appropriate locations throughout the city of Philadelphia. The Community Outreach Assistant will assemble and deliver materials, help with data collection on site during outbreak responses, accept deliveries, and assist with other logistical responsibilities as needed. 

 

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support Program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Support logistical efforts across COVID-19 Containment Division branches
  • Assist with assemblies, deliveries, data collection, and other duties as needed
  • Collaborate with the Logistics Coordinator and Logistics Program Assistant to maintain and organize inventory of supplies and PPE
  • Prepare and stage outbreak response materiel and supplies for emergency use
  • Drive to and from sites within Philadelphia city limits
  • Support outbreak responses on-site, including testing
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to drive in the city of Philadelphia
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of persons
  • Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position will include a combination of work from our Center City offices as well as on site at PDPH resource centers across the city. The position will require local driving and regular participation in off-site functions.  The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of materials on short notice. 

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports directly to the Outbreak Manager

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

 

TO APPLY 

At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:   

 

a) People of color,  

b) Individuals with disabilities,  

c) LGBTQ+,  

d) First-generation college students,  

e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance

f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. 

 

Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, please submit the following to christine.morando@phila.gov : 

  1. A resume or CV  
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    - Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
    - Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Please Download the Complete Application Here

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DIVISION OF COVID CONTAINMENT (COCO)

(September 2020)

 

POSITION TITLE: Pediatric Partnerships Coordinator

 

PROGRAM AREA:  Division of COVID Containment, Logistics Branch

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly-created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and determining appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. This involves working closely with laboratories and healthcare institutions to increase access to rapid testing and building systems that enable consistent data sharing among relevant partners.

 

The Pediatric Partnerships Coordinator will work with the Pediatric Partnerships Manager to ensure that administrative tasks are completed and progress is regularly tracked for ongoing projects. This will involve working closely with the Partnerships Manager to identify administrative needs and complete them in a timely manner. 

 

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support Program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Work closely with the Pediatric Partnerships Manager to document meetings, develop meeting minutes, and maintain awareness of deliverables, following up as needed
  • Develop agendas, timelines, and checklists, organize folders and files, make copies, organize and prepare for meetings
  • Communicate by phone and email with local pediatric partners (including schools and daycare centers) about emerging questions, guidance, and resources
  • Conduct research on COVID-19 mitigation strategies, understand response plans in other jurisdictions and make recommendations based on research
  • Participate in project-related conference calls, meetings, and trainings as required

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field required
  • Advanced degree in Public Health or related field preferred 
  • Two years of work experience in a professional setting desired; administrative and health education experience preferred 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of persons
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills; strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility, professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job is estimated to be 90% remote work (work-from-home). The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions.   The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice. 

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports directly to the Pediatric Partnerships Manager

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

 

TO APPLY 

At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:   

 

a) People of color,  

b) Individuals with disabilities,  

c) LGBTQ+,  

d) First-generation college students,  

e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance

f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. 

 

Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, please submit the following to christine.morando@phila.gov : 

  1. A resume or CV  
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    - Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
    - Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

 

Please Download the Complete Application Here

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DIVISION OF COVID CONTAINMENT (COCO)

(September 2020)

 

POSITION TITLE: Policy Analyst

 

PROGRAM AREA:  Division of COVID Containment, Policy Branch

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly-created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and determining appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. This involves working closely with laboratories and healthcare institutions to increase access to rapid testing and building systems that enable consistent data sharing among relevant partners.

 

The Policy Analyst is responsible for completing research and writing projects, monitoring policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as maintaining systems for organizing policy and other relevant information and supporting policy implementation efforts. The Policy Analyst will aid in communication with other branches within the Division, complete assigned policy and legal research projects, and work closely with local data to review policy efficacy.

 

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Complete research and writing projects as directed
  • Monitor and maintain database of local, state, and federal policy activity related to COVID-19, with a focus on providing clarity and identifying opportunities relevant to Philadelphia
  • Support policy implementation and communication work
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by the Policy Director and Policy and Partnerships Manager

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in relevant field desirable 
  • Excellent research and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience in public health, public policy, or legal field preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with data analysis desirable
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of people
  • Flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job is estimated to be 90% remote work (work-from-home). The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions.   The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of work on short notice. 

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports to the Policy and Partnerships Manager.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

 

TO APPLY 

At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:   

 

a) People of color,  

b) Individuals with disabilities,  

c) LGBTQ+,  

d) First-generation college students,  

e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance

f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. 

 

Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, please submit the following to christine.morando@phila.gov : 

  1. A resume or CV  
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    - Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
    - Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

 

 Please Download the Complete Application Here

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DIVISION OF COVID CONTAINMENT (COCO)

(October 2020)

 

POSITION TITLE: Policy Implementation Coordinator

 

PROGRAM AREA:  Division of COVID Containment, Policy Branch

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly-created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and determining appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. This involves working closely with laboratories and healthcare institutions to increase access to rapid testing and building systems that enable consistent data sharing among relevant partners.

 

The Policy Implementation Coordinator is responsible for virtual and in-person communication with businesses and other entities to support compliance as well as provide education and oversight. This role will include virtual and in-person communication with and review of businesses and other entities to support the ongoing mitigation efforts of the Division.

 

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.

 

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Stay up-to-date on and relay complex rules and regulations to Philadelphia businesses and other entities by phone and in person
  • Provide precision data entry and review
  • Deliver on-site policy review and educational materials as directed to local businesses and other entities
  • Complete additional duties as assigned

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in relevant field desirable 
  • Experience in public health, public policy, compliance, or regulation preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with data analysis desirable
  • Valid Driver’s License required; access to a reliable vehicle preferred 
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of people
  • Flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job will include a combination of remote (work-from-home) and in-person responsibilities (at our Center City office as well as community sites). The position may require some travel and occasional participation in off-site functions.  The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of work on short notice. 

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports to the Policy Implementation Supervisor.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

 

TO APPLY 

At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:   

 

a) People of color,  

b) Individuals with disabilities,  

c) LGBTQ+,  

d) First-generation college students,  

e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance

f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. 

 

Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, please submit the following to christine.morando@phila.gov : 

  1. A resume or CV  
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    - Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
    - Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Download the Complete Application Here

 

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DIVISION OF COVID CONTAINMENT (COCO)

(October 2020)

 

POSITION TITLE: Policy Implementation Supervisor

 

PROGRAM AREA:  Division of COVID Containment, Policy Branch

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly-created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and determining appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. This involves working closely with laboratories and healthcare institutions to increase access to rapid testing and building systems that enable consistent data sharing among relevant partners.

 

The Policy Implementation Supervisor is responsible for staying up-to-date on COVID-relevant policy at the local and state levels in order to support local compliance among businesses and other entities. This position will interpret and relay complex rules and regulations, provide verbal and written guidance to local businesses and other entities, manage and interpret data, and oversee a team of Policy Implementation Coordinators to support local mitigation strategies.

 

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support program activities. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Stay up-to-date on relevant local and state policy activity related to COVID-19 with support and guidance from other members of the policy team, with a focus on communicating rules and guidance to and monitoring compliance from Philadelphia businesses and other entities
  • Manage data systems to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Organize and implement structures for on-site policy review and education at appropriate local businesses and other locations
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by the Policy Director and Policy and Partnerships Manager

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in relevant field desirable 
  • Experience in public health, public policy, compliance, or regulation preferred
  • Experience supervising and directing employees
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with data analysis desirable
  • Valid Driver’s License required; access to a reliable vehicle preferred 
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of people
  • Flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Equally comfortable working individually and within a team environment that emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration in a dynamic urban health department

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This job will include a combination of remote (work-from-home) and in-person responsibilities (at our Center City office as well as community sites). The position may require some travel and participation in off-site functions.   The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of work on short notice. 

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports to the Policy and Partnerships Manager and the Policy Director.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

 

TO APPLY 

At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:   

 

a) People of color,  

b) Individuals with disabilities,  

c) LGBTQ+,  

d) First-generation college students,  

e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance

f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. 

 

Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, please submit the following to christine.morando@phila.gov : 

  1. A resume or CV  
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    - Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
    - Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Download the Complete Application Here

 

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DIVISION OF COVID CONTAINMENT (COCO)

(October 2020)

 

POSITION TITLE: Testing Site Swabbing Instructor

 

PROGRAM AREA:  Division of COVID Containment, Testing Strategy Branch

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), through its newly-created Division of COVID-19 Containment, is responsible for monitoring COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 exposure within Philadelphia and determining appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to do this, PDPH will be expanding the City’s surveillance and detection capabilities to ensure that cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia residents are quickly identified and investigated. This involves working closely with laboratories and healthcare institutions to increase access to rapid testing and building systems that enable consistent data sharing among relevant partners.

 

The Testing Site Swabbing Instructor is responsible for observing and providing instruction to individuals performing “self-swabbing” testing at the city’s mobile COVID-19 testing sites.

 

Full-time and part-time positions available. All schedules will include some evening and/or weekend hours to support community testing initiatives. The position is grant funded for a minimum of one year. Continuation of the position is dependent on sustained grant funding.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Provide clear verbal instructions to individuals regarding the proper processes and procedures for completing the “self-swabbing” COVID-19 test.
  • Work with other team members to ensure that individuals complete the test properly and that specimens are handled and stored properly to prevent contamination.
  • Complete registration and check-in functions as needed.
  • Participate in a positive and cooperative environment with other members of the mobile testing team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Healthcare or clinical experience preferred
  • Bilingual fluency preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle required as travel throughout the city will be necessary
  • Ability to interact appropriately and effectively with a wide range of persons
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours in order to meet the needs of the changing COVID-19 situation

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

 

The work environment includes mobile testing sites. The position requires responding to public health emergencies and at times requires rapid turnaround of communications on short notice. 

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports directly to the Testing Strategy Manager

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package consisting of medical and dental coverage, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and a retirement plan.

 

TO APPLY 

At the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, we value health justice. Our work is guided by a commitment to all people’s health and humanity, and we recognize the impact that COVID-19 has on our city's diverse population. We are dedicated to building a staff that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia. We encourage applications from individuals who identify with one or more of the following groups:   

 

a) People of color,  

b) Individuals with disabilities,  

c) LGBTQ+,  

d) First-generation college students,  

e) Individuals from a family that has qualified for federal financial assistance

f) Other historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. 

 

Applicants who are originally from and live in the Philadelphia area are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, please submit the following to christine.morando@phila.gov : 

  1. A resume or CV  
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    - Your experience in or with Philadelphia, if any
    - Your past or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Download the Complete Application Here

 

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