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Communicable Disease Control Investigator (CDCI)

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • COVID-19
  • 5/22/2020

Job Description:

  • Interviews persons infected with or suspected of having COVID-19 to determine the source of the transmission
  • Identifies and notifies individuals that have been exposed and may be infected with COVID-19
  • Makes referrals to health clinics, encouraging individuals to obtain medical evaluation and following-up to ensure they receive appropriate treatment
  • Works to ensure patient confidentiality is maintained throughout investigations
  • Collects specimens or accompanies individuals for testing and to begin treatment if necessary
  • Provides information and educates individuals regarding the transmission of communicable and infectious diseases and preventive measures for contracting diseases
  • Provides referrals for needed social and supportive services
  • Meets with health care providers to explain required contagious disease reporting requirements and procedures
  • Documents investigations and interviews and prepares detailed reports of communicable disease investigations conducted
  • Participates in the training of new communicable disease investigators, as required
  • Provides first level review of closed case reports submitted by unit investigators



  • Three years of work experience conducting field investigations, interviews and/or education in a public health or social services field, or three years of work experience conducting disease control investigations, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required
  • Must have the permanent use of an automobile that is properly insured, including a clause specifically insuring the City of Chicago from accident liability
  • Bilingual (Spanish preferred)
  • Moderate knowledge of:
  • public health hazards and their detection, reporting requirements, and treatments
  • investigation and inspection methods, techniques, practices and procedures
  • customer service techniques
  • applicable computer hardware and software technology
  • geographical locations in Chicago
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Hours:  35 hours/wk, M-F  8-5 (flexible schedule)


Contract: Ends November 30, 2020 (possible extension, dependent on COVID-19 pandemic)


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