In the Department of Public Health this class is accountable for performing the full range of tasks in investigating infectious, chronic and non-infectious diseases and implementing disease prevention methods.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is considered to be the professional working level of the epidemiology series for all programs. Greater professional independence would be expected at this level.
Works under the general supervision of an Epidemiologist 3 or 4, a Toxicologist or other employee of higher grade.
May lead Epidemiologists 1, Connecticut Career Trainees, student interns, or other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Leads and participates in routine epidemiologic investigations to identify risk factors and implements and evaluates resulting intervention measures;
Collect and collates data including performing interviews;
Performs data analysis and summarizes relevant epidemiologic investigation data into tables, charts and written reports;
Provides technical information to the professional and lay public including local health departments;
Collaborates in the preparation and presentation of workshops;
May respond to media inquiries;
Maintains an orderly surveillance system capable of detecting risk factors and changes in disease patterns;
May administer biologics or collect specimens such as blood and urine samples, throat and rectal swabs under the supervision of a physician.
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
infectious and/or chronic disease processes;
relevant disease processes which affect humans and animals;
independently collect, analyze and interpret epidemiological data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in conducting epidemiological investigations in a responsible technical or professional capacity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have involved interviewing and performing trend analyses at the level of an Epidemiologist 1.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in public health, community medicine or a related health science may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
A Doctorate in a related discipline such as public health, medicine or a natural or behavioral science may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must be willing to be immunized for communicable diseases as necessary and appropriate.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable diseases and hazardous substance.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing job specification for the class of Epidemiologist 2 (Infectious/Chronic Diseases) (35 Hour) in Salary Group HC 23 approved effective September 8, 1995. (Revised to modify content and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-018