Disease Intervention Specialist

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Job Opening: Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS)
Department: Bureau of Personal Health
Posting Date: October 18, 2022
Weekly Hours: 37.5
Shift: 8:30 am to 4:30pm, extended hours as needed
Salary: $21.54/hour, Hourly ($42,000/year)


This Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) position supports the organization’s mission of assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating communicable disease surveillance and control programs within Delaware County. During the COVID-19 pandemic response, the DIS worker will assist with managing the County’s COVID-19 contact tracing and reporting efforts. This is an hourly, non-exempt position.

Essential Duties

Coordinates, plans, and directs surveillance and case investigations/partner services and follow-up of communicable disease cases reported in the Delaware County utilizing information from the Pennsylvania National Electronic Data Surveillance System (PA-NEDSS) in accordance with program guidance.

Provides public health guidance and information in accordance with program guidance.

Alerts the Supervisor to requests for information and potential media news items related to communicable disease programs.

Maintains professional competencies and skills through participation in educational programs, seminars, conferences, meetings, and webinars approved by the supervisor.

Provides assistance to supervisor in the training and mentoring of newly hired staff to provide capacity building and skill-building opportunities for new staff to perform the duties of this position.

Other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of infectious diseases preferred

Minimum High school or GED required, college-level public health coursework and/or degree preferred

Computer, typing, and data entry skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Customer service experience

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to maintain confidential information and handle confidential matters

Bilingual ability a plus

A valid driver’s license is required

Up to date COVID 19 vaccination is required

Current CPR / First Aid certification preferred


To apply, please fill out our online application form.

Contact Us

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         Media, PA 19063
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           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000
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