PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST
PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST
(Job Opening ID #513563)
Several full-time positions available, including a limited-term position that lasts until December 31, 2022 with KCMO’s Health Department, Healthy Homes Division, HIV Services Division, Communicable Disease Prevention Division, Public Health Preparedness Division, 2400 Troost.
As a condition of employment with the City of KCMO Health Department, all new employees will be required to submit or provide documentation of receiving an influenza (Flu) Vaccination.
Normal Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Healthy Homes: Conducts healthy homes inspections on rental properties (various types) throughout the City,
in compliance with Ordinance 180248. Responds to complaints filed on rental properties in accordance with
program guidelines. Compiles and calculates statistical data in planning, implementation, evaluation of public
health programs. Plans and conducts a public health program or project of limited complexity. Determines
proper methods and techniques to use in promoting the activities of the assigned unit. Delivers speeches and
assists in writing reports and articles to stimulate interest. Disseminates information to the community
regarding special public health programs. Provides basic information to the public and community
organizations concerning specific public health problems, needs, concerns regarding rental housing.
Assists an administrative or technical superior in conducting various tasks of rental housing activity,
including, but not limited to, property registration. HIV Services: This grant funded position will engage in a
wide array of activities and duties related to providing ongoing HIV prevention and education services to the
community. Provides direct services related to the Health Education and Risk Reduction efforts for
African American High-Risk Heterosexual Males contract. Oversees the division’s condom distribution
program including tracking distribution and inventory. Contributes to the HIV Prevention Program’s HIV
testing, education, and sexual health outreach efforts. In coordination with the Kansas City Health Department’s surveillance office and the region’s Linkage to Care Program, provides Lost to Care outreach and support to persons living with HIV. Reports directly to the HIV Prevention Coordination Position and assists and
supports the overall HIV Prevention and Care Services Division goals, objectives, and deliverables related to
the Ending the HIV Epidemic, CDC Prevention, and Ryan White grants. Collects, analyzes and interprets
data and work must be well organized. Utilizes strong written communication skills necessary for producing
written and oral reports. Works with diverse populations and utilizes strong interpersonal skills necessary for networking and expanding the program’s impact in the community. Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness: Performs various tasks that include researching, conducting and documenting investigations/interviews with individuals who have been diagnosed with various communicable diseases (including COVID-19), providing educational presentations, and assisting in community outreach events. Conducts field visits, medical record searches, and solicits medical information from mandated sources, including interviewing clients in their home as necessary to obtain required information. Maintains data in numerous databases. May require the wearing of a high efficiency respirator mask and other personal protective equipment when delivering services within an area assessed as high risk for exposure to infectious
diseases. May require lifting of up to 50 pounds when assisting with community and clinic-based activities.
Must be able to climb stairs to access client residences. Performs the mastery of a selection of basic clinical
techniques and procedures, not limited to phlebotomy, administering and reading TB skin tests, sputum
induction and the operating of an X-ray machine.
REQUIRES an accredited Bachelor's degree; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and
experience. Must pass a preemployment drug screen and post offer physical examination as prescribed by
Salary Range: $18.24-$29.44/hour.
Application Deadline Date: July 19, 2021. A
EOE. The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.