Community Outreach Assistant II - Contact Tracers, Gila River, Yuma (Multiple Positions) (Tempo...

Tucson, AZ
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Rural Health Office

Department Website Link:


To Be Determined



Position Highlights:

The Community Outreach Assistant II will serve as contact tracers responsible for identifying potential close contacts of confirmed COVID19 cases, encouraging these contacts to self-quarantine and self-monitor for 14 days after exposure, and providing the contacts information on how to notify public health staff and their healthcare providers should they develop any symptoms. They will work closely with the tribal health nurse from the Gila River Indian Community Tribal Health Department or Yuma County, to coordinate tracking efforts with local health authorities, utilizing the health department’s data software programs for tracking and follow-up. Members of the Gila River Tribe or community are encouraged to apply.

These positions are variable FTE from .50 - 1.0 contingent on funding and candidate availability. This job requires reliable internet, and access to a telephone and computer.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance and disability programs; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifymembers of the public who were exposed to patients diagnosed with COVID19.Conduct interviews in a professional manner, establish which individuals thosepatients had contact with, and initiate isolation protocols to limit furtherdisease transmission. Collaborate with designated local authorities. Possiblymaintain ongoing virtual communication to monitor symptoms.
  • Collecting and recordingaccurate information.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma orequivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years ofrelevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Previous contact tracing experience. *Member of the Gila River Tribe or community. *Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook Express, as well as data entry. *Ability to comply with regulations and communicate official information in an appropriate manner. *Excellent interpersonal skills to assist distressed individuals from different cultural backgrounds. *Advanced proficiency in English, additional languages would be advantageous. *Bachelor's degree in Public Health



Full Time/Part Time:

To be Determined

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

20 - 40

Job FTE:

.50 - 1.0

Work Calendar:


Job Category:


Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Limited Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$15.00 - $21.78

Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Cmty Outreach

Job Function:

Outreach & Community Engage

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:


Contact Information for Candidates:

Cecilia Rosales, Associate Dean and PI | [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.