City of San AntonioSan Antonio 78205
Full Time
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Health Program Specialist Iii

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, no public services at this location, 111 Soledad St Suite 1000, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States Apply before 9/30/2023 11:59


Under general direction, is responsible for performing advanced public health work in the Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Control and Prevention Program.  Work involves directing and evaluating public health education program activities and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, and community organizations. The work is generally investigative, regulatory, educational, and consultative in nature. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff. 

This ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing data management and data analysis for reportable Sexually Transmitted Infections and for ensuring adequate data collection tools and processes are created, reviewed, and implemented in all STI program areas to include: Public Health Follow-up, Congenital Syphilis, PrEP for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Ending the HIV Epidemic, Pathways 2 Prevention, Healthy Beats, Clinical Operations, Mobile Operations Team, and Surveillance.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) provides public health services to clients, which may include risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Employees in high-risk positions will be required to obtain relevant immunizations, per .  Review and consideration will be given to requests for exemption from this policy.

The San Antonio Metro Health District (SAMHD) is committed to advancing health equity throughout the community and to creating a work environment in which all staff feel valued, respected, and accepted. Per , all employees are expected to apply a health equity lens to programs, services, and decision making that directly impact the communities we serve.

Work Location
512 E. Highland Blvd., Ste. 150 (78210)

Work Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions vary according to division assignment within the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District:

  • Develops evidence-based prevention initiatives to help the community improve and maintain their health.
  • Develops, coordinates, and presents public health educational activities in the local community, to include the provision of educational materials, teaching aids regarding health initiatives, answering telephones to provide the necessary information concerning HIV and STD/s, and engaging in calls with the state in reference to HIV/STD reporting. 
  • Conducts outreach with public and private agencies and the community to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in and secure support for public health programs and initiatives, resolve problems, identify training needs, and serve as a resource to medical or service providers regarding policy and procedures.
  • Directs, trains, and supervises assigned staff to ensure program goals and objectives are met.  Consults with the HIV/STD Program Manager regarding problems and trends. 
  • Oversees the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation of materials in response to public health information and report requests.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of techniques for evaluating the effectiveness and impact of public health programs.
  • Develops and implements program-specific procedure manuals, policies, and standards in accordance with public health program objectives and goals. Provides guidance and oversight on the process of initiating field records and utilization of the Syphilis Grid Criteria.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for data handling, maintenance activities, and reports for research studies, surveys, and audits to include conducting data entry of STD laboratory reactors into TB, HIV, STD Integrated System (THESIS) database, and maintaining HIV/STD program files following the state retention guidelines.
  • May analyze legislation to determine the effect on public health policies and programs.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with preferable coursework in a  public health, health promotion, sciences, social sciences, or other related health field.
  • Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a health related field, to include supervisory and management experience and/or training.
  • This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Use of your own personal vehicle may at times be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
  • Any applicant selected for this position must have a background check completed with results satisfactory to the City of San Antonio and successfully complete the City of San Antonio's Cash-Handling Certification Training.
Preferred Qualifications
  • STD/HIV Surveillance Training preferred.
  • 5 + years as a Data Analyst.
Applicant Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current public health programs, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of public health laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of public health diseases and investigation processes.
  • Knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and management training.
  • Ability to interpret public health laws and regulations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Ability to document clearly and concisely pertinent information.
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate performance in accordance with City policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with public agencies, City departments, and the general public.
  • Ability to monitor program expenditures.
  • Ability to plan written strategies to be used in completing, monitoring, and evaluating reports.
  • Ability to comply with all OSHA regulations and current immunization policies.
  • Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.
  • Ability to work primarily in an inside environment and out in the field.