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2593 Health Program Coordinator III

Recruitment #TPV-2593-060049




Permanent and provisional applicants are encouraged to apply. Provisional applicants must participate in a Civil Service examination for this job classification to become permanent.


Location of Position:


The Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Section of the SFDPH Population Health and Prevention Division is accepting applications for one (1) full-time position in class 2593 Health Program Coordinator III to function as the Reportable Disease Control Coordinator.


The position is located at 101 Grove Street San Francisco, CA 94102.


SHIFT:  Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM


Essential Duties:


Under the supervision of the Communicable Disease Controller, the Health Program Coordinator III is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring the disease control investigation activities for all reportable communicable diseases including outbreaks. Activities include communicable disease investigation and intervention, developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with private, public and community medical providers, hospitals, laboratories and other agencies for enhancing surveillance, timely reporting and disease intervention. The successful candidate will oversee the STD, TB and Communicable Disease Control Teams within Department of Public Health (DPH) to ensure that all disease control activities are performed in a coordinated manner with a patient centered focus. This includes providing technical support for a number of disease control investigators and para-professional staff. This position will oversee the hiring, training and supervision of staff engaged in disease investigation and control activities. This position wills also participate in crafting proposals to fund disease surveillance, investigation and control activities in addition to routine progress, program, and epidemiologic report. The essential job duties include:

¨      Directing supervision and training of a staff of four-six (4-6) persons;

¨      Reviewing and assisting in crafting the program budget;

¨      Developing and implementing plans for the integration of all reportable communicable disease including outbreaks;

¨      Developing  program policies and procedures;

¨      Providing technical assistance for protocol development and implementation across all diseases;

¨      Acting as a liaison to other sections and outside agencies in order to maintain access to needed support from community health outreach, epidemiology and other functional sections as well as the State and other local jurisdictions;

¨      Designing and implementing Quality Improvement plans for disease control activities;

¨       Facilitating community outreach by developing strong working relationships with community based and Department of Public Health service providers;

¨      Acting as a liaison with other State and local agencies to ensure that mandated functions  continue uninterrupted the integration process; and

¨      Performing related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

1.      Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;  AND

2.      Three (3) years of administrative or management experience with primary responsibility for overseeing, monitoring or coordinating a program providing health care services.


Substitution:  Additional experience as required above may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.



¨      Possession of a Master’s Degree, from an accredited college or university, with a specialty in prevention, public health, or nursing.

¨      A minimum of five (5) years experience supervising disease control investigation staff.

¨      Prior experience working in the disease control (DCI) job series including Senior DCI and Principal DCI.

¨      Knowledge of program coordination, planning, development and evaluation.

¨      Knowledge of diseases and medical terminology.

¨      Ability to obtain a professional understanding of standard disease control practices and the mechanics of case investigation and intervention.

¨      Substantial experience with the manipulation of complex work processing files, spreadsheets, and database (Word, Excel, and Access).

¨      Knowledge of laws and regulations governing public health programs.

¨      Familiarity with the appropriate role of a regulatory agency and the need to maintain the confidentiality of public records.

¨      Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software packages such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

¨      Sensitivity to and experience working with ethnically, culturally and sexually diverse individuals, communities, agencies and organizations.

¨      Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks.

¨      Budget and grant preparation and administration. 


How To Apply

City and County of San Francisco employment applications may be filed online only. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account.

  • Click and select the desired job announcement
  • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement, and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked CCSF mail from the following address. (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwate.org, @sfdph.org, @asainart.org, @sfmta.com)

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification may lead to lower scores.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact

Susan Philip, MD, MPH

Via email at Susan.Philip@sfdph.org or phone at (415) 355-2007

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.



Verification of experience/education may be required at a later date.  If verification is required, failure to provide it may result in disqualification from the selection process

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.


  1. Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.
  2. Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.
  3. Remember to indicate: Attn: Class 2593 Health Program Coordinator III on all correspondence.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.



Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Issued: March 01, 2013

Announcement No: TPV-2593-060049

Team DPH/AAL (415) 206-8089 (Pos No.: 01122123)



All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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