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Disease Investigator COVID-19

Date: Mar 22, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Dept. 

Pay:  $19.64 per hour 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 


This is a temporary position in the Sedgwick County Health Department that is responsible for the investigation and monitoring of notifiable diseases and conditions to control the spread of disease and protect the public from health threats. The Disease Investigator communicates with medical providers, interviews clients with notifiable diseases, performs contact tracing, performs basic analysis, and writes routine reports independently using procedures and protocols. Work is directed, reviewed and evaluated using established performance indicators and goals.


Conduct disease investigations

  • Perform timely investigations of individual reports of disease. This includes making phone calls and visiting homes and businesses.
  • Perform contact tracing.
  • Accurately and thoroughly complete notifiable disease investigations.
  • Accurately record documentation of disease investigation work.


Participate in Incident Command System and document work

  • Accurately complete appropriate paperwork to document work
  • Complete paperwork on time.


Work with partners to monitor and protect the health of the community

  • Work with health partners to improve disease reporting.
  • Work with internal SCHD staff during a public health emergency.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in public health, a health-related field, public or business administration, or other related fields. Strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and computer skills are required. One semester coursework in data analytics or epidemiology.


Preferred Qualifications: Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology or at least nine semester hours of graduate coursework in epidemiological and statistical methods from an accredited college or university. One year of work experience in a public health department or healthcare setting. One year of work experience in infectious diseases or performing disease investigations. One year of work experience with data entry and data management.




It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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