GDOL hiring 24 COVID-19 contact tracers for Public Health

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The Guam Department of Labor is hiring 24 individuals to assist the Department of Public Health and Social Services with data collection and data entry.

Funded by the National Dislocated Worker Grant, the program is seeking individuals who have been laid off or furloughed from their job as a direct result of COVID-19. The department is recruiting 12 data control clerks and 12 community program aides for 6-month terms. Both positions pay $10.14 an hour.

“In our fight against COVID-19 and the surge in cases, contact tracing is an essential tool to help stop the spread. These positions provide an important support role and allow our contact tracers to focus on tracing,” said project manager Catrina Contreras. “For these positions, I’m looking for individuals who understand the importance and strict application of data confidentiality and entering data accurately.”

Primary duties for data control clerks include:

●  Assisting the contract tracing team with data entry of information gathered from the field and through investigations.

●  Retrieving data and data verification.

Primary duties for community program aides include:

●  Assisting program staff with disease surveillance activities and epidemiological investigations of contacts.

●  Assisting in outreach programs.
Most duties will be performed in office and over the phone.

“By helping Public Health identify individuals who have been infected and ensuring they get the treatment they need we can reduce our numbers and save lives. The staff there is so short handed with a massive workload. By providing extra employees we can help alleviate some of that so the Public Health employees can concentrate on more important tasks,” said Labor Director David Dell’Isola. “If you’re detail oriented we encourage you to apply online by going to our website hireguam.com. The Department of Labor will continue to hire individuals under the Dislocated Worker Grant program. Please stay tuned to our announcements as we work together to fight the coronavirus.”

The Department also said that they were able to hire 18 maintenance workers and housekeepers to help with clean-up efforts, through a job call-out they’d issued previously. “We hope to have similar success with this release,” said a GDOL release.

To apply, register on hireguam.com and upload your resume. Then send an email to ndwg.hiring@dol.guam.gov with your full name, contact information and the position in which you are interested.

Eligibility:

Priority is given to individuals who meet the criteria below:

●  laid off as a result of a quarantine, because they miss work to care for a family member, or because they cannot come to their regular workplace in order to follow social distancing requirements; and

●  workers laid off after a business closure related to disruptions caused by the outbreak and the efforts to contain it.

●  A self-employed worker who became unemployed or significantly under-employed as a result of the disaster or emergency.

To apply:

Start by registering on hireguam.com and uploading your resume.
Next email:​ndwg.hiring@dol.guam.gov​.

(News Release by the Guam Department of Labor)

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