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Epidemiology Interviewer

Posting Number: #044-21

Position Title: Epidemiology Interviewer

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Oakland, CA (Remote)

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Position Summary

Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations, a program of PHI, is seeking an Epidemiology Interviewer. The Epidemiology Interviewer will work for the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)-funded project for transwomen/men/non-binary person in San Francisco Bay Area. The study aims to investigate substance use, non-prescribed hormone use, and psychological well-being among transwomen/men based on qualitative and quantitative methods.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct follow-up assessments.
  • Maintain and enter data.
  • Facilitate weekly support groups.
  • Maintain regular contact with community-based organizations serving the transwomen/men/non-binary and build linkages.
  • Plan and conduct project activities as needed.
  • Manage materials and facility logistics for events and activities, as needed.
  • Process cash payments to participants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience.
  • Working experience in the transgender community.
  • Strong knowledge of HIV, substance abuse, and health disparity issues in the transgender community.
  • Experience in working with transgender young adults.
  • Ability to maintain accurate record-keeping.
  • Ability to recognize and resolve problems as they occur.
  • Good attention to detail, self-motivation, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and good organizational skills.
  • Ability to and comfort in engaging in open and nonjudgmental conversations with participants from diverse backgrounds (e.g., ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities) with sensitivity.
  • Prior computer experience (e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Ability to travel locally and work some non-standard hours.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social/health sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Some experience working for social and AIDS service agencies.
  • Some experience in individual counseling or case management.
  • Knowledge of the HIV service system in San Francisco and Alameda counties.
  • Public speaking and advanced facilitation skills for leading large and small group presentations and activities.

Important Information

  • This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the work will be conducted remotely until further notice; however, the Epidemiology Interviewer will perform occasional in-person work (e.g., outreach) by following the PHI’s safety guidelines.

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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