Disease Intervention Specialist

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Disease Intervention Specialist
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting pay is $30.00-$34.00 per hour (approximately $62,400-$70,720 annually), depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. An add-on of up to $1.00 per hour may be paid for bilingual skills in Spanish. The pay schedule/range is 11/03. A 12-month probationary period is required. Pay for current or former state employees is set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan.
Jacqueline Strook, Human Resources Specialist-Sr., [email protected]
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting to fill a vacancy for the Disease Intervention Specialist, within the Bureau of Communicable Diseases (BCD) in Madison, Wisconsin.

This position will work Monday through Friday with daytime hours and will require limited statewide travel.

What We Offer: We offer a dynamic, team-oriented work environment and also a great culture that promotes a healthy work/life balance. There is on-site yoga, a new fitness center and locker rooms. As an employee of the state of Wisconsin, you’ll also have access to an amazing benefits package that includes nearly 4 weeks of paid vacation, low-cost insurance options, and participation in the fully funded Wisconsin Retirement System, which is considered among the best in the country!

Where We’re Located: DHS is located at 1 West Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the State Capitol, the Madison Metro bus route and the Capital City bike path. This area of Madison is home to plenty of nearby restaurants, shopping & entertainment venues, and Wisconsin’s renowned farmer’s markets. Enjoy working in one of Wisconsin’s most historic government buildings located along the shore of Lake Monona.

Click here to see what working for the State of Wisconsin is all about.

NOTE: Interviews will be conducted virtually. This position will begin work remotely with the expectation that working from the 1 W. Wilson office building will be required post-pandemic.


Position Summary:   The Disease Intervention Specialist is responsible for statewide coordination and management of the sexually transmitted disease (STD) surveillance program. The position responsibilities include planning, implementation, development, organization, evaluation, and maintenance of a statewide system to assist local health departments monitor reactive test results from laboratories and providers and are statutorily required to report cases to DHS. This position conducts epidemiological interviews and subsequent investigation of reported STDs (including HIV co-infections). This position has lead responsibilities that include consultation and technical assistance in regards to STD (including HIV/AIDS) to statewide inter-departmental committees and correctional settings. This position develops and implements STD and co-infection HIV/AIDS materials for local health agencies and providers including assisting the Training Coordinator and STD Program Manager in developing and implementing related STD educational materials. The effect of this position is to prevent and control STDs in Wisconsin, especially in certain high morbidity areas and populations.


Special Notes:   

All applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.



Minimally qualified applicants will have:

    • Experience with communicable disease prevention or control.


  • Experience providing training or technical assistance (e.g. advising on policies or procedures, researching and responding to inquiries, etc.) to colleagues, partners or other stakeholders.


  • Experience establishing and maintaining relationships while working collaboratively with a culturally diverse network of partners and community groups.


  • Effective communication skills.

Well-qualified applicants will also have:

    • Experience with STI prevention or control, including case management principles and procedures related to syphilis. 


  • Experience providing training or technical assistance to medical providers regarding syphilis.


  • Fluency with the Spanish Language. *

*Note: If applicable, the selected candidate will be required to complete a language assessment in order to receive the add-on pay described above.


How To Apply:   

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment, interested applicants who would like to apply for this position will apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs. Click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your resume and letter of qualifications (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy, or a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible may be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

Please Note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance Page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.

To apply for this job please visit wisc.jobs.

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