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Disease Supervisor

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Southern Nevada Health District
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280 South Decatur Boulevard
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Disease Supervisor Job Description






Coordinate disease surveillance activities and the implementation of control measures; conduct special projects including their design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation; direct supervision of the Disease Investigation and Intervention Specialists


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

 Supervise Disease Investigation and Intervention Specialists and clerical staff within the program

 Interview and train staff, and conduct performance evaluations

 Coordinate and conduct disease surveillance, and control activities

 Provide technical guidance to Health District Staff and EPI Staff

 Develop and direct specific projects related to the department

 Serve on committees and working groups both within and outside the Health District

 Prepare reports on program and investigative activities; review reports, including epidemiology related analysis prepared by lower level staff

 Evaluate and revise protocols for disease surveillance and control; create new protocols as needed

 Make presentations to the medical community and the general public

 Respond to calls from the medical community, the general public, and others that exceed the routine within the scope of lower level staff

 Review alerts and newsletters prepared by lower level staff

 Participate in budget development and oversight

 Participate in public health education and prevention programs

 Assist with grant writing and monitoring of grant funded programs

 Serve as coordinator of disease outbreak investigation teams

 Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures

 Assist the Manager with emergency operations

 Perform related duties and responsibilities as required




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Disease Supervisor Job Requirements


 Knowledge of:

 Epidemiologic investigative principles, practices, and procedures

 Communicable diseases and other public health surveillance, transmission, prevention, and control methods

 Operations, services and activities of a Health Department Epidemiology Unit

 Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment

 Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluations

 Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations



Ability to:

 Supervise, train, and evaluate staff

 Interpret and analyze the significance of medical, health, and other data obtained from a variety of sources

 Organize, and review the work of professional and clerical personnel

 Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

 Maintain confidentiality

 Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

 Maintain a professional demeanor in all circumstances

 Monitor progress on ongoing projects

 Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public

 Interview cases in order to determine demographic, medically relevant information and risk factor data

 Use a computer proficiently

 Use computer based statistical and database management software

 Training and Experience Guidelines


 Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in nursing, biology, microbiology or health related field


 Four years of increasingly responsible experience in a health related field, including two years of experience in communicable disease surveillance and investigation. One year of lead experience is preferred. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health or Epidemiology may be substituted for one year of experience.

Prior knowledge and working experience with infectious diseases in highly preferred.

Working Conditions:

 May perform District services with individuals having various disease exposures

 May be required to drive a vehicle

 Required to use computers for an extended period of time

 License or Certificate:

 Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver’s license


All required licenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment. Any employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency. New employees must complete Incident Command System training, ICS 100, ICS 200 and NIMS as a condition of continuing employment, prior to the completion of the probationary period.

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