Communicable disease is defined as "illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal, or reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate plant or animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment." Communicable disease pathogens include bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions.
Communicable diseases can have a significant impact on the population. The surveillance and control of such diseases is an important part of protecting the public's health. The Communicable Disease program primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law.
The program also deals with other communicable diseases of public health significance, such as:
For additional information please visit the NC Communicable Disease website.
The program responsibilities include:
Rabies is a vaccine preventable disease in humans, dogs, cats and ferrets as well as some domestic livestock. All mammals are susceptible to rabies and it is nearly always fatal. Rabies can be prevented in humans with timely and appropriate treatment. In North Carolina the disease most often occurs in wild animals especially skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes. Raccoon rabies is present in the raccoon population in virtually every North Carolina county. For additional information on Rabies please visit:
STD and HIV prevention and control services includes providing clinical services, education and awareness efforts and monitoring disease trends through surveillance and epidemiology. STD Clinic provides testing, treatment and education at no cost to the client for:
Our Immunization Clinic provides vaccines to people of all ages, including those traveling internationally. Public Health offers vaccines for preventable diseases to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases within Union County. The following vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic:
In addition to vaccines, Blood Titer testing is available for the following:
With the mission of public health to promote health, prevent disease and protect the community, International Travel Immunizations allow us to assist those traveling internationally the opportunity for disease protection. A Registered Nurse will review travel itinerary, provide immunization education and vaccination(s). A Vaccination record will be provided to you for your records.
Online Search Instructions
Performance Guarantee Review Application
Union County offers an online job application hosted by GovernmentJobs.com that provides a convenient way to submit employment applications. Through the site, you will be able to create a username and password for your personal account. Once your account is created, the online employment application can be completed by clicking the Create Application link. The completed application is then on file for you to resubmit for additional or future position postings. This is a secure site. Only authorized Union County staff members have access to information you submit.
If you have already created your personal account, you can login to access the application(s) and information previously used to apply for employment with Union County.
Online applications are only accepted for current posted positions. An application must be submitted for each position for which you wish to apply. Once your initial application is created, the information will copy into subsequent applications. You may update and revise information as necessary prior to each application submission.
There is no application to download! If you require an accommodation or wish to submit a paper application package, please contact Human Resources at 704-283-3818 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org during our business hours from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Union County is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Drug Free Workplace Employer. Equal employment opportunities are allowed without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age or non-disqualifying handicap.
Union County provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities when appropriate. If you think you may need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, hiring, or testing process, please contact Human Resources at 704-283-3818 or by email at email@example.com.
Only fully and correctly completed applications will receive further consideration. Applications with incomplete work history or with multiple grammar, spelling or punctuation errors will not move on in the review process.
Recruitment notifications and correspondence are sent via email. Please monitor your email account on a regular basis for any communications related to the status of your application(s). If your email account has a Spam blocker activated, it may reject our notifications as an unrecognized email address.
What if I do not have a computer?
Computers and free internet access are available for you to apply for County positions. Locations available include Union County Public Library branches or the Union County Human Resources Office located in Suite 130 on the first floor of the Government Center. You may also apply for County positions at the Employment Security Commission.
Am I required to submit a separate
application for each position I want to apply for, or may I submit only one and
be considered for all positions for which I am eligible?
You must submit a separate online application for each position for which you would like to be considered.
Can I be automatically notified of vacancy
Yes. You can fill out a job interest card for any position you are interested in under the Position Descriptions link.
How will I be notified if I am to be
The hiring manager from the department will contact you to arrange an interview, if applicable.
I have forgotten my password for my online
account. How can I log in to my account?
If you have forgotten your login password, you can click on the “I Forgot My Password” link, enter your email address and then click the “send” button. Your user ID and password will be emailed to you. Union County does not have access to applicant passwords and user accounts. For assistance with your user ID or password, you may contact GovernmentJobs.com at 1-877-204-4442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are applications assessed?
All applicants are assessed relative to the qualifications listed on the job posting. Only those applicants who meet the stated qualifications and fully complete the employment application are eligible for further consideration. If a pre-employment test is required, you will be contacted for an appointment. Meeting the minimum qualifications of the posting does not automatically mean that you will be referred for the position posted as all applicants are assessed on a competitive basis.
Do I have to be a Union County resident or US
Citizen to become employed by Union County?
Union County residency is not required. Non-US citizens must be able to work legally in this country and present documents verifying immigration status.
How often are new positions posted on the
Union County website?
New positions are posted as they become available, usually several times a week. If you do not want to miss out on the latest postings, we suggest that you check our website weekly or fill out a job interest card.
How long do employment opportunities remains
posted on the site?
Job postings remain on the site until the closing date which is at least five business days from the date of issue.
What does it mean when a vacancy states the closing
date is “continuous?”
A continuous closing date means that the vacancy does not have a closing date. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.
How do I find out if a position is still
The Union County Employment web page is updated regularly. If the position for which you submitted your application is not listed, it is no longer available.
I just found out about a vacancy that closed
yesterday. May I still submit an
Union County cannot accept applications submitted past the official closing date listed on the vacancy announcement.
Do I have to complete the “work history”
section of my application or can I just submit my resume?
For your application to receive further consideration, you must complete all mandatory sections of the online application, including the work history section.
What if I need help applying?
For assistance applying for Union County vacancies, please contact the Union County Human Resource Department at 704-283-3818.
500 N. Main St., Ste 130
Monroe, NC 28112
The Human Resources Department serves a variety of purposes. They assist Union County departments in their staffing recruitment efforts, work to guarantee a safe work environment, build employee engagement through training and team building, ensure the county is complying with state and federal laws, and manage employee benefits.
Their online resources include a listing of open positions for potential staff, an employee portal for current employees, expertise on risk management practices, and support for Union County retirees.