State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $69,159.00-$116,011.00 Yearly




Epidemiologist II is the full performance level of work assisting in the design, conduct and analysis of epidemiological studies and investigations for disease surveillance in a headquarters program of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or in a county Health Department. Employees in this classification do not supervise but may provide advice and guidance to lower-level Epidemiologists. These employees may oversee the work of other laboratory support staff.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a higher-level epidemiologist or other health care professional, such as a physician.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification. Epidemiologist I and II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Epidemiologist I learns to perform duties under close supervision while the Epidemiologist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Participates in the collection, analysis, interpretation and investigation of epidemiological and statistical data among a specified discipline area in order to identify causative agents or conditions resulting in adverse health effects;

Provides data and information concerning corrective actions or programs to alleviate adverse health effects;

Proposes practices or policies based on findings that will preserve or promote public health;

Analyzes data in order to determine changes in trends and probable causes of epidemiologic problems;

Prepares reports describing the nature of problems identified from collected data;

Participates in implementation and evaluation of control or prevention measures;

Designs new data collection systems, and recommends improvements to existing systems;

Recommends investigations or special studies which are indicated from data analyses;

Provides on-the-job leadership and guidance to subordinate professional and paraprofessional staff;

May oversee the work of laboratory support staff;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Apr 12 2011 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006164; REV: 7/1/2019;

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