December 17, 2020 by Austin McDaniel What jobs or volunteer opportunities are available? COVID-19 Response Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities Alaska is recruiting staff and volunteers for Alaska’s COVID-19 response. See below for a list of opportunities offered by the State of Alaska and University of Alaska to match your skills with the right opening. This list will be updated with new information as other opportunities become available, so please check back regularly! State of Alaska Employment: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, emergency management specialists, project managers, informaticists, data analysts, administrative staff – all of these positions and more are essential to the ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery. Positions are posted as needed for both short-term and long-term non-permanent opportunities. Individuals are needed to perform functions such as case investigations, contact tracing, logistics, testing support, data entry, and other critical duties Visit Workplace Alaska to check on the most recent job postings, including for long term and permanent nurse positions and postings for other opportunities in Anchorage and Fairbanks but also other locations statewide. Search for “public health” in Workplace Alaska job postings to find the most current opportunities. Each position lists a point of contact for questions regarding that specific job opportunity. The State of Alaska is also hiring Contact Tracers with a variety of relevant backgrounds and skill sets to support the ongoing COVID-19 response. For these Contact Tracing positions, please check out offerings for Long Term Non-Permanent Health Program Associates, COVID Technician and Health Associates, Disease Intervention Specialists, and Public Health Nurses. These are full time positions. If you don’t see a job posting relevant to your skills, you may also respond to the COVID Technician and Health Associate posting to be considered for a variety of other positions to support program and projects related to the COVID-19 response. University of Alaska Anchorage Contact Tracing Employment: In partnership with the Alaska Division of Public Health, the UAA College of Health has been hiring licensed healthcare professionals and public health professionals to: serve as a contact tracer; supervise contact tracers; both serve and supervise contact tracers. These are primarily part-time positions that work remotely. UAA is currently focused on screening, training, and onboarding among a large number of individuals who have applied for employment and is not currently accepting new applicants. Please check back here for updated information, including how to apply when applications re-open. Rose International Contact Tracing Employment The Alaska Division of Public Health is partnering Rose International to engage additional contact tracers. Individuals with experience in health, public health, social work, and other interested individuals who are interested in full time, remote work can see job openings and apply at Rose International – Available Jobs (roseit.com). These opportunities are listed with a location of Anchorage, AK, but are also open to applicants from other locations. Volunteers – Licensed Healthcare Professionals: Licensed healthcare professionals who would like to volunteer their time and skills in service to disaster response, including pandemics, are encouraged to register online at Alaska Respond. Please click on the Register Now button to begin the registration process. Registering as a volunteer does not require you to respond to all situations. Upon successful completion of the registration process, you will be eligible to be called upon for potential response efforts. You will be able to choose whether the requirements of deployment fit your availability. Alaska Respond staff members will work with you to ensure your preparation for any mission. Licensed healthcare professionals can also contact their local public health center to volunteer locally for a specific event or function.