Kern CountyBakersfield 93306
Full Time
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Communicable Disease Investigator

Kern County
Full Time 1800 Mount Vernon Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93306, United States


This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without notice.

Minimum Qualifications / Employment Standards: 
High School diploma, G.E.D., or any equivalent AND completion of two years of college AND two years of paid experience performing duties related to communicable disease investigation, counseling, or health education; OR any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Volunteer/Internship experience may be qualifying if confirmed in writing from a recognized organization.  

Possession of a Class C California driver's license is required upon appointment.

Please ensure applicable materials are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach application materials to your application, you may deliver a copy to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301, fax to (661) 868-3928 or email to  

Applicants who wish to be considered for bilingual employment must submit a bilingual certificate issued by the Kern County Human Resources Division or its authorized agent, Bakersfield College. Access the following website for information about where to obtain a qualifying certificate: .
Employees who occupy positions designated as bilingual are paid dependent upon the required level of proficiency. 

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Appraisal (Weight 100%): Will be conducted for the purpose of evaluating the applicant's training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position. Appraisal can be based on any of the following: Investigation, interview and/or application.

The Human Resources Division may solely conduct an appraisal of application materials should there be an insufficient number of candidates to warrant an oral examination. Should an oral examination be necessary, the oral examination will be weighted 100%.

Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the examination process.

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