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20-15 Contact Tracer

Multiple Positions Available

Friday through Tuesday/8 am to 5 pm – 40 hrs per week

These temporary positions will conduct contact tracing and home isolation of individuals who have been or may have been exposed to COVID-19. The primary duties will be to collect data through phone interviews, to gather and analyze data and to maintain accurate records to proactively support the health of the community through conducting communicable disease investigations. Training will be provided.

DEPARTMENT: Umatilla County Public Health

SALARY: $21.50/Hour – No-benefits (positions not to exceed 6 months)

CLOSING: Open Until Filled


Current student or recent graduate of an undergraduate or graduate level program from an accredited degree program OR two years of experience in community outreach, stakeholder engagement, data collection, or conducting interviews.

  • Ability to exhibit a professional, positive attitude and work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
  • Proficiency with computers
  • Ability to be intuitive, work independently, and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelor degree in public health, natural sciences, nursing, or related fields from an accredited program.
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Experience in nursing or epidemiology
  • Currently hold registration with Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC); or Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)


HOW TO APPLY: Use of Umatilla County application is MANDATORY. Anyone who qualifies for Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment provided for in OAR 839-006-0435; please include proper certification (OAR 839-006-0465) with your application. Any applicant with a disability who needs reasonable accommodation in any step of the application or hiring process to assist or to demonstrate qualifications or to perform the essential functions of the job for which the applicant is applying should inform the Human Resources Department. This job announcement is not intended to serve as a comprehensive job description. Blank applications and a complete job description can be obtained on our website at or the Human Resources Office, Room 108. Applications will be accepted by hand delivery, mail, fax, or email to 


County Courthouse, 216 S.E. 4th Street, Pendleton OR 97801

Phone: (541) 278-6282 - Fax: (541) 278-6374

TDD (Hearing Impaired): (541) 278-5467


Contact Info:  
Umatilla County/HR Department
(541) 278-6282
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