Lackawanna County is in the process of establishing a county department of health and is seeking for case investigators. This position is responsible to conduct disease case investigation and management to individuals infected with communicable diseases reported to LDOH. Disease Investigators will be responsible for conducting case investigations and providing guidance in order to interrupt ongoing disease transmission. The Disease Investigator will conduct interviews with patients to gather information including symptom history, source of illness, list of close contacts, and activity history while infectious. The Disease Investigator will provide patients and stakeholders with instructions, answer questions, and make appropriate referrals to additional testing, clinical services, and other essential support services, as needed. Interactions with the public necessitate flexibility, cultural competency, and application of motivational interviewing techniques. Encourages the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention of disease and disability. May perform special projects as assigned. During a public health emergency, position may be assigned to any job needed inside or outside the Lackawanna County Health Department.