The incumbent serves in the Epidemiology, Health Data, and Informatics Section and will be responsible for leading and supporting statewide COVID-19 case investigations and contact tracing efforts through the application of data management and analytic epidemiology skills. This position is responsible for providing expert level complex and specialized epidemiologic, scientific and technical guidance for designing and conducting epidemiologic studies and leading complex analyses of public health surveillance related to COVID-19. This position supervises staff.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Conducts epidemiologic investigations, descriptive studies or analytic studies.
- Identifies public health problems pertinent to the population and determines feasibility and approach for the study.
- Collects, analyzes and interprets data using statistical techniques to identify outbreaks, determine changes in trends and probable causes of epidemiologic problems; uses existing epidemiologic databases to analyze and interpret public health issues.
- Maintains surveillance systems used to monitor disease trends.
- Makes recommendations for continuation or changes to operations, programs, services, policies or procedures based on findings to promote and protect public health.
- May participate on internal and external committees and workgroups related to areas of expertise.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Epidemiologist III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Health Science or related field.
- Three years experience in using epidemiological methods to identify, study and control the incidence and distribution of communicable, chronic or environmental diseases or other public health problems.
- Three years experience in designing, conducting, and analyzing epidemiologic studies such as developing and testing a hypothesis by selecting cases and controls, determining information needed, data sources, sampling and collection methods.
- Three years experience in designing and using surveillance systems to monitor public health problems.
- Six months experience in inferential statistics such as correlation, t-tests, f-tests or analysis of variance.
- Six months experience in preparing statistical summaries and scientific reports.
- Six months experience in providing epidemiologic direction, guidance and assistance to state and federal agencies or public and private organizations to control public health problems affecting a population.
- Six months experience in managing budgets, grants or contracts.
- Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
Additional Posting Information
This Limited Term position is Federally Funded until 10/31/2022.
This posting may be closed on or before 09/09/2021 upon filling the vacant position(s).
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.
DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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