Infection Prevention And Control Program Manager - Project (covid-19)

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $143,367.84 - $179,046.72 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management


The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting to fill one (1) vacant Infection Prevention and Control Program Manager - Project position located at the Detention units throughout Contra Costa County, CA.

This position is responsible for specializing in the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the Detention units setting in addition to serving as a consultant to other departments and divisions within the County regarding infection control practices. This position is also responsible for providing oversight and implementation of the employee health program, including provision of Hepatitis B and Influenza immunizations and TB screening, managing of post blood/body fluid exposures, and providing other employee health services as required including investigation and follow-up of employee exposure to communicable illness.

The incumbent will report to the Chief Nursing Officer-Exempt or its Designee in the Hospital and Health Centers OR Public Health Chief of Nursing and Clinical Services or its Designee in the Public Health Division.

PLEASE NOTE: Positions in this classification are exempt from classified service and work in State and/or Federally funded project positions administered by Contra Costa County.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Has a strong communication style - verbally and in writing, and communicates clearly and professionally with staff and community providers
  • Works both independently and collaboratively
  • Gathers and analyzes data and prepares reports
  • Effectively analyzes and prioritizes situations as they arise during the day and responds to urgent requests in a timely manner in an atmosphere with competing demands
  • Acknowledges and respects cultural and linguistic differences of diverse populations
What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Educate employees and physicians on the most recent scientific information appropriate to Infection Control in the Detention setting
  • The oversight of aseptic and sanitation practices
  • Consult on Infection Control issues as they relate to the inmate population
  • Monitoring all infection control practices by ensuring that they are in compliance with Federal and State regulations
  • Working with programs to ensure that data required by the State is collected and submitted in a timely manner
A few reasons why you might love this job:
  • This highly valued role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities as your daily activities will vary and will be stimulating and enriching
  • Your leadership will be used to improve the lives of the diverse, marginalized community that we serve
  • You will spend your day with a strong team of people who are dedicated and passionate, and most importantly focusing on Contra Costa County's common mission and goals to serve our community

A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • Unpredictable daily workflow and work assignments
  • You may have to work under pressure and need to deliver products in tight timeframes
  • There is a lot of problem-solving when issues arise

Competencies Required:
  • Decision making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
  • Business Process Analysis: Defining, assessing, and improving operational processes and workflow
  • Handling and Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations
  • Allocating Resources: Prioritizing the use of fiscal and material resources to maximize organizational effectiveness
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience administering programs that serve underserved and/or unserved populations.
  • Knowledge of Detention health data, statistics, and care regulations (Title 15, CDC, OSHA, etc.)
  • Understands the importance of Behavioral health care of inmates in the Detention setting.
  • Works well with colleagues in the Infection Control department at the hospital.
  • Understands the importance of educating both nursing and medical staff about Infection Control and prevention for the Detention setting.

Read the complete job description at The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.


Tentative Training and Experience Exam: Periodically Until Filled

Minimum Qualifications

License / Certification Required : Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment: a current, valid and unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; AND a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.

Experience : Five (5) years of full-time experience, or its equivalent, as a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital OR in a public health setting, one (1) year of which was in the capacity of a Charge Nurse, Supervisor or Lead Nurse.

Substitution : Possession of a Master's Degree in Nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of qualifying experience. There is no substitution for the year of lead or supervisory experience.

Selection Process

  1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. A completed supplemental questionnaire is required.
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire (Weighted 100%).
  4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Job Address

Martinez, California United States View Map