the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with
energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without
the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are
welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its
unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and
cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront
festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.
The City of Milwaukee is
proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing
exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a
part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following
Under the direction of the
Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Manager, the Disease Intervention
Specialist uses scientific public health principles, inter-agency
collaborations, and health education programs to provide timely,
comprehensive, and evidenced-based follow-up of sexually transmitted infections
(STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Services are provided in
accordance with national standards for reportable cases of chlamydia,
gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV that meet the program’s case assignment criteria,
to control and prevent the spread of infection by ensuring appropriate diagnosis
and treatment, and that persons who are at risk of acquiring an STI(s), receive
appropriate medical care and are offered partner referral services.
Detection, Intervention, Reporting, Surveillance, and Referral
perform detection, intervention, reporting, surveillance, notification, and
referral activities related to persons in southeastern Wisconsin with STI/HIV
infections and their contacts at risk for STI/HIV transmission.
all identified and locatable clients who have been exposed to HIV and STIs and
provide contact interviewing, prevention information, risk reduction
counseling, referral to medical care and other services, and follow-up
procedures in accord with established state and national standards.
maintain, and complete STI/HIV infection investigative report forms and other
data collection and reporting materials.
laboratory quality assurance standards to conduct clinical testing procedures
related to STI, HIV, and hepatitis detection. Obtain blood and oral
mucosal and other specimens from clients, and conduct desktop laboratory
procedures to accurately interpret HIV rapid results.
a trauma-informed approach in providing sexual health education and services to
all persons, including transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming and diverse
interpretation services, provide non-English speaking clients with access to
culturally and linguistically appropriate STI and HIV partner counseling and
established procedures to ensure strict confidentiality of client information
in accord with Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code and policies and
procedures established by the Wisconsin STI and AIDS/HIV Programs.
Education, Consultation, Technical Assistance, and Training
education, consultation, technical assistance, and training of public and
private health agencies and community groups.
local health providers with STI/HIV case detection, case intervention
techniques, policies and procedures, quality assurance standards, and data collection
tools, including co-facilitating annual training for new STI/HIV partner
counseling and referral service workers and presenting at regional meetings as
requested by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH).
advise local health providers and laboratories on the development and
implementation of STI and HIV-related testing, counseling, and diagnostic and
educational presentations and workshops on a range of topics related to STI/HIV
to multi-disciplinary community groups.
the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) by participating in local and statewide
task forces and committees, advisory groups, and professional organizations
focused on STI/HIV care and prevention services.
with developing, implementing, and evaluating educational materials,
information resources, curriculums, and health education programs that focus on
STI/HIV prevention and individual risk reduction, including reviewing and
providing input into statewide educational resources.
dedication to the promotion of health and prevention of disease and a
commitment to stay apprised of current practices for reducing the spread of
STIs and HIV in the community.
We welcome qualified
individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make
reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with
Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.
Conditions of Employment
Please be advised that new employees are
required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one
dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment
start date or have an approved religious or medical
accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can
find further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination
The Disease Intervention Specialist
must be willing and able to do the following:
standard hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; however, on
Mondays, the schedule is 10:45 a.m.-7:15 p.m.; occasional weekend and evening
hours may be required.
industry related personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, a facemask,
and/or a face shield to protect against exposure to infectious agents or
a tuberculosis (TB) skin test annually.
throughout and outside the City of Milwaukee to perform field activities or attend
training and conferences.
a mobile device during business hours.
lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
degree in public health, community health, health education, or a closely
related field from an accredited college or university.
completion of State of Wisconsin HIV Partner Services training and the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention course “Passport to Partner Services” within
six months of appointment. NOTE: Course content may be viewed at: https://www.cdc.gov/std/training/passport-partner-services.htm.
driver's license and possession of a properly insured vehicle for use on the
job at time of appointment and throughout employment. Mileage
reimbursement is provided pursuant to Section 350-183 of The Milwaukee Code.
combinations of education and experience may also be considered. For example,
an Associate’s Degree in a health-related field of study and at least two years
of professional experience related to the essential functions described above
such as providing counseling and referral services for at-risk persons may be
Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application.
The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the
background screening process prior to extending any job offers.
to provide interpretation for Spanish speaking clients.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
of public and community health principles and practices.
of STI/HIV prevention principles and strategies directed at high risk
populations; STI/HIV case management principles and procedures; and
epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory services related to HIV and STIs.
of community organizations and agencies related to HIV/AIDS and STIs.
of mathematics and the ability to make accurate calculations in order to
maintain accurate program statistics.
to read and interpret work-related documents, including procedures manuals,
governmental publications, and periodicals.
to provide consultation, technical assistance, and training to diverse
communities, agencies, and individuals.
to assess issues related to substance abuse and mental health for the purpose
of determining appropriate referrals.
to use standard software programs such as the Wisconsin Electronic Disease
Surveillance System (WEDSS), the Microsoft Office suite, electronic health
records, email, and the Internet.
Communication, Customer Service, and Interpersonal
communication skills, including the ability to write clear and thorough reports.
and training skills.
service and verbal communication skills, including the ability to listen
attentively, be assertive, and be persuasive.
to establish rapport and provide services sensitively and collaboratively with
clients from diverse lifestyles and backgrounds.
to communicate diplomatically and tactfully with clients who may be emotional
to maintain effective working relationships with a multi-cultural,
multi-disciplinary staff, community partners, and the public.
to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from
Time Management and Judgment
to independently plan, organize, and prioritize work to achieve objectives
and decision-making skills.
to exercise sound judgment.
to appropriately handle sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
to maintain situational awareness, follow safety and security procedures, take appropriate
actions, and report potentially unsafe conditions.
current salary range (Pay Range 2DN) is $54,113-$60,688 annually, and the resident incentive
salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $55,736-$62,508 annually.
Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and
other qualifications and is subject to approval.
City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the
Benefit Pension Plan
Deferred Compensation Plan
and Dental Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave and other paid leaves
full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefits.
THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the
following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance
tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations
reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and
performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises.
Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of
INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the
application deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued
at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may
continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will
be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise
required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test
administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job
selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.
- APPLICATIONS and
further information can be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.
should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the
Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or email@example.com.
Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall,
200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is
an equal opportunity employer.