The salary range for this position is $70,237 - $89,642. The annualized starting salary range is $70,237 - $77,436 (DOQ). This position is funded 100% through an IDPH grant. When the grant funding expires on June 30, 2025, this position will end, unless additional IDPH grant funding is provided. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental & life insurance; IMRF retirement pension plan; paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays in the first year; 457(b) retirement savings plan. To view the complete job description, please visit the Skokie Jobs page at skokie.org and select the Communicable Disease Investigator position.
Internal Number: CDI-092022
The Village of Skokie, IL, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full time Communicable Disease Investigator. Under general supervision of the Personal Health Supervisor; performs work of moderate difficulty as a disease investigator in a variety of nursing and infectious disease programs and completes deliverables required from IDPH grants and related work, as required; Works with local and state agencies to assure the prompt surveillance, reporting and investigation of reportable communicable diseases and sexually transmitted diseases; Conducts surveillance and epidemiologic communicable disease case surveillance and outbreak investigations in collaboration with nursing and environmental health staff; Conducts patient/provider interviews, contact tracing and electronic surveillance of communicable disease; Provides patient and public outreach, prevention efforts and education; Performs data collection and data epidemiological analysis; Participates in epidemiological surveys; Evaluates risk factors for spread of communicable disease in high-risk transmission settings and recommends mitigation strategies; Attends meetings and community events in the early morning, evenings and weekends; Submits periodic grant operational reports and assists in the grant application process for the LHD DIS Workforce Development Support Grant; Performs other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Nursing or Public health from a nationally accredited college or university required, Master’s Degree preferred; Must be able to complete applicable I -Train STI DIS and Communicable Disease trainings within 6 months of employment; Demonstrated knowledge of communicable disease surveillance and epidemiologic outbreak investigations and applicable State of Illinois communicable disease codes; Comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology and disease surveillance; Working knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Demonstrated training and educational experience related to Incident Command System, Emergency Management, and Volunteer management; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, Village and other government officials, the business and education communities, and members of community health organizations, including long-term care facilities & licensed day care centers; Must be able to read and write English; Bi-lingual skills helpful, but not required; Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office Suite applications required; Valid Driver’s License required.
The Village of Skokie, IL is a diverse community with over 90 languages spoken. Located 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 12 miles east of O'Hare International Airport, the Village provides exceptional government services to over 65,000 residents in 24,000 households, as well as 2,400 businesses. Accessibility to numerous options for public transportation, major expressways, and interstates is a key advantage for Village residents and businesses. Skokie boasts many fine cultural and recreational attractions surrounded by picturesque neighborhoods. A nationally acclaimed community college calls Skokie home and some of the nation's finest universities are in close proximity to the Village. Superior municipal services, together with the nationally award-winning Skokie Park District with over 40 neighborhood parks, superb Skokie Public Library which was recognized with a National Medal for Library Services, preeminent North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, sculpture and murals throughout the Community and the beautiful Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park add to the Village’s rich, abundant cultural offerings. Through thoughtful planning and an overall spirit of coo...peration, Skokie has grown into a thriving center of commerce, with many vibrant retail centers, a strong industrial base and extensive professional services.