Position Recruitment

The Division of Disease Prevention (DDP) is currently recruiting for several positions.  Please find position descriptions and instructions on how to apply for each position on this page.  If you click on the tab with the position title on it, more detailed information will drop out from below the tab.  Additional positions may be found on jobs.virginia.gov.

Virginia Medication Assistance Technicians

HCS has multiple contract staff openings for Virginia Medication Assistance Technicians (VA MAT).  These positions play a key role on the Virginia Medication Assistance Program (formerly ADAP) team.  MATs conduct eligibility, enrollment, and recertification activities to assist people living with HIV obtain and maintain health insurance and medication coverage, and assist callers on the Medication Eligibility Hotline.  MATs manage telephone, fax, and written communication with consumers, providers, vendors, and insurance companies.

Qualifications:  strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Google); call center or customer service experience; and ability to review documents with attention to fine detail, work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines, follow instructions and problem-solve, accurately collect, organize, analyze, manage and report data, prepare correspondence, maintain medical records and communication logs, interpret and adhere to policies and procedures including confidentiality and cyber security, exercise sound judgment, communicate and present information effectively, and maintain a client-centered approach.  High school diploma or equivalent training and experience; knowledge of and experience with HIV/AIDS health care services delivery, and HIPAA, preferred.  Starting pay is $20.00 per hour.  These are full-time contract positions that do not include state benefits or leave.

Applicants should send their resumes and all inquiries to the staffing firm, 22nd Century Technology, Inc., to dgsjobs@tscti.com and copy myras@tscti.com and rajeshwarj@tscti.com.  Please include the position name in the subject line.

Retention Coordinators:  HIV Care Services has two contract staff openings for Retention Coordinators. These positions play a key role on the Virginia Medication Assistance Program (formerly ADAP) team and are physically located in one of the five health regions in the state of Virginia.  Retention Coordinators engage in short term and extensive outreach to clients of the Virginia Medication Assistance Program (VA MAP) who do not respond to previous outreach attempts for recertification and eligibility.  Retention Coordinators maintain contact and coordinate care with relevant community agencies.

Qualifications:  Enhanced care management skills, including care coordination and knowledge of community resources; computer skills; strong communication skills and an ability to present information effectively; ability to analyze and resolve client issues/concerns; interpret and adhere to policies and procedures including confidentiality and cyber security; knowledge of behavioral health principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex treatment and services provision; knowledge of and experience with HIV/AIDS services delivery; ability to understand and observe all VDH-required protocols while conducting tasks during COVID-19; and broad knowledge of basic principles, concepts and methodology of human services through experience and a Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree.  A valid Virginia driver’s license is required.  Staring pay is $25.00 per hour.  These are full-time contractual positions that do not include state benefits or leave.

Retention Coordinator Lead:  HIV Care Services has one contract staff opening for a Retention Coordinator Lead position.  This position will provide supervision for the Retention Coordinators and is also responsible for duties as described above in the Retention Coordinator position.  This position may require hoteling at RWHAP B-contracted agencies when observing Coordinators or conducting field-based work.  Qualifications include all qualifications listed above for the Retention Coordinator position and experience supervising human services staff.  Staring pay is $30.00 per hour.  This is a full-time contractual position that does not include state benefits or leave.  The Retention Coordinator Lead must be able to travel 25% of the time and have a valid Virginia’s driving license.

Applicants for both of the above positions should send their resumes and all inquiries to the staffing firm, 22nd Century Technology, Inc., to dgsjobs@tscti.com and copy rajeshwarj@tscti.com.  Please include the position name in the subject line.

Will lead the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Disease Prevention’s (DDP) Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Initiative, to carry out DDP’s vision for a Trauma Informed division and programming. Responsibilities will include identifying and coordinating trauma informed training needs of DDP and community partners, ensuring DDP programs implement Trauma Informed best practices. The TIC Coordinator will facilitate the Resilience Warriors Workgroup, which functions in an internal capacity to DDP’s leadership team as champions to ensure the incorporation of trauma informed principles into the Division’s work.

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Virginia Department of Health is currently recruiting for several Health Counselor/Disease Intervention Specialists.  The primary responsibility in this role is to independently and effectively perform disease intervention activities.  These activities include, but are not limited to, notifying persons diagnosed with or at risk for STI/HIV/hepatitis or other communicable diseases; providing partner services to diagnosed individuals and their partners, assisting with linkage to care; and providing risk reduction education to clients at high risk of infection.  The incumbent will be expected to provide HIV/STI education and counseling in a culturally competent manner in various clinical and community based settings to a wide range of audiences.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  interviewing patients and partners regarding STI/HIV information; analyzing and investigating cases of communicable diseases; providing education and risk reduction counseling; performing phlebotomy in community and clinical settings; documenting all investigative activities on appropriate forms and medical records; providing educational presentations to a wide range of audiences.

We are hiring multiple positions.  Primary worksites will be in the Eastern region (based in Chesapeake and Portsmouth, VA), and the Central region (based in Richmond, VA) but the individual will provide coverage on a routine basis for the entire assigned region, and may provide coverage throughout the state.  Occasional overnight travel may be required.  Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.  Individual must be able/willing to travel for one week for required training.  Employer will cover travel costs.

Minimum Qualifications:  Knowledge of public health practices and/or STDs and HIV.  Strong written and oral communication skills.  Experience conducting investigations and/or research. Ability to work in various settings including clinic and field.  Strong computer skills in various computer programs and databases.  Experience working independently and cooperatively with clients, healthcare providers and other human services organizations.  Must be able to successfully complete required training programs offered by VDH and the CDC. Valid Virginia driver’s license required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience as an STD Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS).  Completion of CDC’s Passport to Partner Services or Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Disease Intervention (ISTDI) training.  Degree in Public Health, Health Education, or related field.  Experience performing phlebotomy.  Bilingual in English and Spanish.

This is a contract position and has no benefits such as paid leave, health insurance, retirement, etc.

Pay rate is $25.00/hour

Send resumes and cover letters to Kendra Weindling, Field Operations and Training Coordinator at kendra.weindling@vdh.virginia.gov.

VDH DDP is currently recruiting for a Regional STD Program Coordinator.  The primary responsibility in this role is provide coordination for STD Program activities including Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) activities in the assigned region of Virginia. Provides direct supervision to DIS to ensure sexually transmitted infection (STI) control goals are achieved and staff is adequately trained. Provides technical assistance and consultation to local health districts (LHDs) on all activities related to STI/HIV programs; coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of Field Operations activities at the local health department level; assists in the development of community coalitions and partnerships with community-based organizations and other public and private health care delivery providers; manages administrative and procurement processes; ensures expenditures are within established budgets; and maintains compliance with agency requirements. Provides DIS coverage as needed during vacations or staff absences; conducts training for LHD staff; and provides routine reports related to Field Operations and DIS actions within defined LHDs.

DDP is hiring for the Eastern region (based in Hampton, VA) Regional STD Program Coordinator.  While based in Hampton, the individual will provide coverage on a routine basis for the entire assigned region, and may provide coverage throughout the state.  Occasional overnight travel may be required.  Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.  Individual must be able/willing to travel for one week for required training.  Travel costs will be covered.

Minimum Qualifications: thorough knowledge of disease intervention methodologies and HIV/AIDS and STI surveillance and reporting procedures. Strong written and oral communication; interpersonal; problem solving; and decision-making skills. Ability to collaborate with colleagues, management and others as indicated; and analyze HIV/STI epidemiological data. Experience providing STI/HIV counseling and/or other health related technical assistance.  Experience in a lead or supervisory role. Must have valid driver’s license. May have to be available for work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Preferred Qualifications: degree in public health, health education and/or health-related fields. Completion of CDC’s “Introduction to STD Intervention” or “Passport for Partner Services” course. Thorough knowledge of syphilis etiology.  Experience as a DIS.  Experience conducting training. Experience building community coalitions or working with stakeholders.

This is a contract position and has no benefits such as paid leave, health insurance, retirement, etc.

Pay rate is $40.00/hour

Send resumes and cover letters to Kendra Weindling, Field Operations and Training Coordinator at kendra.weindling@vdh.virginia.gov.

Last Updated: September 22, 2021.