Skip to main content

Contact Tracer (multiple telecommuting positions available)

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Temporary, Staff

  • Official Title: Professional Consultant
  • Job ID: #17520
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
Apply Now Benefits Estimator

Contact Tracer (multiple telecommuting positions available)

The University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire desires to hire multiple contract tracers for Fall semester, beginning as soon as possible, supplementing the contact tracing for COVID-19 cases that is offered by the Eau Claire County Health Department and UW-Eau Claire Student Health Services. The working title for this assignment is Professional Consultant with an official title of Contact Tracer.  This is temporary project assignment not intended to be renewed.  Compensation for contract tracers is at the rate of $30 per hour. There are no benefits with this position as it’s a University Staff Temporary position. All successful hires must complete a criminal background check before they are trained.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    
•    Access to computer with Internet, and phone 
•    Excellent oral communication skills, including the ability to engage appropriately in sensitive phone conversation. 
•    Strong attention to detail, including the ability to document phone conversations and information with 100% accuracy. 
•    Ability to give direction with empathy, concern, and compassion.
•    Ability to maintain confidentiality.
•    Solid organizational skills. 
•    Basic technology skills including word processing and data entry.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
•    Previous experience as a contact tracer for a public health department, medical facility, or university health service. 
•    Prior or current experience as a practicing medical health care professional (e.g. nurse).

DUTIES: 
The contact tracer is responsible for reaching out to people (contacts) who have been exposed to COVID-19 and providing health education and guidance to interrupt ongoing disease transmission.

Contact tracers will be required to complete 4-hours of training before being allowed to begin tracing efforts. 
Work will be performed 6 days a week, with several different shifts available:
•    Monday-Friday (9:00am-7:00pm)
•    Saturday (10:00am-7:00pm)
•    Contract tracers will work remotely.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/.  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Professional Consultant | Contact Tracer position (Job ID # 17520) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  The application deadline is Friday, September 17th.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:
•    Letter of application
•    Resume
•    Names and contact information for three references.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is  limited, the   University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf) .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf).

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing 
diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings will change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.