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The New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials invites members to advertise openings on this site for Health Officer and other county and municipal public health positions. Qualified candidates can submit resumes via email to the individual designated in each posted job ad.

Many of the NJACCHO’s member health departments offer internships for qualified college students and/or recent graduates in related fields. Applications are welcomed for special projects and degree requirements. Please contact your local health department for more information.

FULL TIME REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST - HEALTH DEPT.


RINGWOOD BOROUGH, Passaic County, is seeking a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS).  Applicant must hold a New Jersey Registered Environmental Health Specialist license and a valid driver’s license.  Experience with septic systems required.  Certification as a NJ Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, Hazardous Materials Technician 80 hour course, and/or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) credential a plus.

Under direction of the Health Officer, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Performs sanitary inspections for compliance with applicable public and environmental health regulations; investigates complaints of nuisances and violations of applicable public health laws and ordinances;  reviews and may approve plans for residential, commercial, and industrial development as necessary to ensure compliance with sanitary, environmental, and public health laws, rules, and ordinances; investigates foodborne, airborne, waterborne, and other suspected disease outbreaks as required; initiates and completes enforcement action including preparation of notices and provides testimony during legal proceedings; maintains accurate paper and electronic records of surveys, investigations, and inspections performed; may respond to emergency situations; the position may require evening and/or weekend activities.

Successful candidates should possess strong communication and writing skills and must be proficient at both written and electronic field reporting methods. 

Send resume, references, salary history and requirements to Scott Heck, Borough Manager, 60 Margaret King Avenue, Ringwood, NJ 07456 or e-mail to sheck@ringwoodnj.net by October 8, 2021. The subject of the e-mail should read Full time Environmental Health Specialist-Health Department.  Ringwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

September 20, 2021


Communicable Disease Case Investigator (MCRHC/MPHC)

Closing Date: October 8, 2021

The Monmouth County Regional Health Commission No. 1/Monmouth Public Health Consortium will have an opening for a Communicable Disease Case Investigator.  The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting communicable disease investigations, tracking, reporting and maintaining records of communicable diseases occurring in 21 towns covered by four local health departments in accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Sanitary Code.  Subject to background check, applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and will be required to learn and utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems including, but not limited to computer, facsimile, email and MS Office. An understanding of medical terminology, working knowledge of the NJ Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS), CommCare, background experience in communicable disease, laboratory science and/or infection control desired. Ability to interact with patients in a caring and professional manner is a must. High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree or higher with NJ Registered Nurse License is preferred. Bilingual Spanish/English helpful. Salary: $32,000 - $50,000 commensurate with experience. Start date is October 25, 2021.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by sending their resume to:

David Henry, Health Officer

Monmouth County Regional Health Commission No. 1

1540 W. Park Avenue, Suite 1

Ocean, NJ 07712

Email: dhenry@mcrhc.org

Phone: (732) 493-9520


Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS -1)

Closing Date: October 4, 2021
 

The Monmouth County Regional Health Commission No. 1 will have an opening for a Registered Environmental Health Specialist 1 (REHS-1).  Possession of a valid Registered Environmental Health Specialist License issued by the New Jersey Department of Health is required as well as a

N. J. Driver’s License.  The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting field inspections and/or investigations in accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Sanitary Code in such areas as: retail food establishments; public recreational bathing; tanning facilities; youth camps; body art procedures; public health nuisances; communicable disease control; childhood lead poisonings; rabies control follow-up; rabies specimen transport to the State Lab.  Subject to background check, applicant must possess excellent writing and communication skills and will be required to learn and utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by this office.  In-depth working knowledge of on-site wastewater disposal systems, lead inspector/risk assessor and air/odor certifications are preferred. Experience and the ability to speak English/Spanish are desirable. Salary: $45,000 - $55,000. Start date is approximately November 1, 2021.  The Commission reserves the right to review resumes and conduct interviews as they are received and perform background checks on all candidates.

 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by sending their resume to:

David Henry, Health Officer

Monmouth County Regional Health Commission No. 1

1540 W. Park Avenue, Suite 1

Ocean, NJ 07712

Email: dhenry@mcrhc.org

Phone: (732) 493-9520

 


LINCS Coordinator – Essex County Department of Health

  • Full Time
  • Two-year grant award from NJ DOH
  • Responsibilities –
    • The LINCS Coordinator will coordinate COVID-related work at LINCS/LHDs within their jurisdiction and, in collaboration with Health Officers, serve as the main liaison to the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) and DOH Regional Coordinators. The LINCS COVID Coordinator will work closely with LINCS/LHDs, the LINCS COVID Social Support Coordinator, the LINCS COVID Data Manager/Epidemiologist, and contact tracers and other COVID-related partners within the LINCS jurisdiction to ensure testing, case interviewing, contact tracing, vaccinations, isolation and quarantine and social support services are conducted in a timely and complete manner.
  • Specific Duties:
    • Communicate regularly with LINCS/LHDs and other COVID partners to inventory and monitor COVID staffing and resources in the county.
    • Site supervision and POD planning at vaccination and testing sites.
    • Regularly report to DOH COVID staffing and resources including, but not limited to, metrics describing testing sites; metrics describing vaccination sites; metrics describing LINCS/LHD contact tracing workforce; metrics describing isolation and quarantine sites and services; and metrics regarding
      targeted outreach to vulnerable populations. Ensure these metrics are reported to all LHDs in the LINCS jurisdiction.
    • Work with Health Officers from LINCS and LHDs in the county and DOH Regional Coordinators to ensure COVID teams are staffed and trained on case interviewing and contact tracing.
    • Regularly receive updates from and/or convene meetings of the LINCS Data Manager/Epidemiologist, the LINCS Social Support Coordinator and contact tracers/supervisors on the number of people they reached out to, their success rate, the number of people they are currently tracking and any concerns
      they have about their contacts.
    • Maintain contact with DOH Regional Coordinators and DOH SMEs and facilitate bidirectional communication between these staff and LINCS/LHDs and COVID teams to ensure questions and concerns are resolved in a timely manner.
    • Convene a county-wide COVID task force that includes, at minimum, county government; county and local public health; hospitals; FQHCs; county OEMs, community-based organizations; faith-based leaders; and DOH Regional Coordinator.
    • In collaboration with the county-wide COVID task force, and in alignment with state strategies, develop goals and plans for testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, social supports and messaging targeting vulnerable populations.
    • Work with the DOH Regional Coordinator to establish and maintain contact with LINCS COVID Coordinators in other counties to ensure local, regional and statewide coverage and awareness of available resources.
    • Participate in any COVID task force, working group or other meeting held by the LINCS Agency, LHDs, Regional Coordinators, DOH Quarantine Coordinator and DOH SMEs that may be relevant to social supports.
  • Education/Experience:
    • Master’s degree in public health, health administration, public policy, public administration, or related field.
    • CHES Certification preferred.
    • One year of full-time professional experience in program/project management or program/project coordination, preferably in a public health-related agency.
    • One year of full-time experience supervising professional staff.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Ability to work as a self-starter and in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience leading a team and/or project to achieve a goal-based program.
    • Experience working on grant-funded programs, including writing grant reports, monitoring grant budgets and communicating with grant officers.
    • Experience convening a task force other diverse working group, with demonstrated ability to guide task force/working group toward common goals.
    • Ability to work with professional partners from different sectors.
    • Proficiency in Excel and data management.
    • Knowledge of public health and/or community wellness resources and social services in New Jersey, preferably in the community where the candidate is applying.
    • Experience working with and/or supporting vulnerable populations, such as communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)


Interested candidates should send resume to Health Officer, Maya Lordo at mlordo@dchs.essexcountynj.org

Added August 2021

LINCS COVID Coordinator – Essex County Department of Health

  • Full Time
  • Two-year grant award from NJ DOH
  • Responsibilities-
    • The LINCS COVID Coordinator will coordinate COVID-related work at LINCS/LHDs within their jurisdiction and, in collaboration with Health Officers, serve as the main liaison to the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) and DOH Regional Coordinators.
    • The LINCS COVID Coordinator will work closely with LINCS/LHDs, the LINCS COVID Social Support Coordinator, the LINCS COVID Data Manager/Epidemiologist, and contact tracers and other COVID-related partners within the LINCS jurisdiction to ensure testing, case interviewing, contact tracing, vaccinations, isolation and quarantine and social support services are conducted in a timely and complete manner.
  • Specific Duties:
    • Communicate regularly with LINCS/LHDs and other COVID partners to inventory and monitor COVID staffing and resources in the county.
    • Site supervision and POD planning at vaccination and testing sites.
    • Regularly report to DOH COVID staffing and resources including, but not limited to, metrics describing testing sites; metrics describing LINCS/LHD contact tracing workforce; metrics describing isolation and quarantine sites and services; and metrics regarding targeted outreach to vulnerable populations.  Ensure these metrics are reported to all LHDs in the LINCS jurisdiction.
    • Work with Health Officers from LINCS and LHDs in the county and DOH Regional Coordinators to ensure COVID teams are staffed and trained on case interviewing and contact tracing.
    • Regularly receive updates from and/or convene meetings of the LINCS Data Manager/Epidemiologist, the LINCS Social Support Coordinator and contact tracers/supervisors on the number of people they reached out to, their success rate, the number of people they are currently tracking and any concerns they have about their contacts.
    • Maintain contact with DOH Regional Coordinators and DOH SMEs and facilitate bidirectional communication between these staff and LINCS/LHDs and COVID teams to ensure questions and concerns are resolved in a timely manner.
    • Convene a county-wide COVID task force that includes, at minimum, county government; county and local public health; hospitals; FQHCs; county OEMs, community-based organizations; faith-based leaders; and DOH Regional Coordinator.
    • In collaboration with the county-wide COVID task force, and in alignment with state strategies, develop goals and plans for testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, social supports and messaging targeting vulnerable populations.
    • Work with the DOH Regional Coordinator to establish and maintain contact with LINCS COVID Coordinators in other counties to ensure local, regional and statewide coverage and awareness of available resources.
    • Participate in any COVID task force, working group or other meeting held by the LINCS Agency, LHDs, Regional Coordinators, DOH Quarantine Coordinator and DOH SMEs that may be relevant to social supports.
  • Education/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social work or related field.
    • CHES Certification required.
    • One year of full-time professional experience in program/project management or program/project coordination, preferably in a public health-related agency.
    • One year of full-time experience supervising professional staff.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Ability to work as a self-starter and in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience leading a team and/or project to achieve a goal-based program.
    • Experience working on grant-funded programs, including writing grant reports, monitoring grant budgets and communicating with grant officers.
    • Experience convening a task force other diverse working group, with demonstrated ability to guide task force/working group toward common goals.
    • Ability to work with professional partners from different sectors.
    • Proficiency in Excel and data management.
    • Knowledge of public health and/or community wellness resources and social services in New Jersey, preferably in the community where the candidate is applying.
    • Experience working with and/or supporting vulnerable populations, such as communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds during a time of crisis and distress.
    • Ability to rapidly learn, access and navigate various databases and software programs following training.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail.


Interested candidates should send resume to Health Officer, Maya Lordo at mlordo@dchs.essexcountynj.org

Added August 2021