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$35.86-$44.79 Hourly / $6,215.73-$7,763.60 Monthly / $74,588.80-$93,163.20 Yearly
To plan, organize, and conduct various field studies and surveillance to determine the patterns of disease in the community; to evaluate health impact of department programs; to make recommendations regarding the possible causation of disease and disease processes, their correlation with behavioral risk factors and community conditions; to investigate and control outbreaks of disease; and to consult with County staff, other County agencies and community organizations on issues of health-related research, data analysis and program evaluation.
This is the journey level class in the Public Health Epidemiologist series. Positions in this class are distinguished from the Public Health Epidemiologist Trainee by the assignment of more complex duties. Under the direction of the Public Health Officer or designee, this position is responsible for the analysis and reporting of Public Health data including but not limited to births/deaths; maternal and child health data, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, injuries and environmental health. The incumbent will assume responsibility for the development of a department-wide framework to appraise the health status of the community and assist in monitoring the effectiveness of public health activities in addressing these community health indicators.
Receives general direction from assigned supervisory or management staff.
May exercise technical and functional supervision over professional, technical and clerical staff.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Mobility to work in both office and clinical settings, and to travel to various sites; strength to lift, carry, and position supplies and equipment; vision to read handwritten and printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: One year of full-time professional-level experience in planning, developing and evaluating epidemiological data or similar research preferable in a public health setting.
Training: Possession of a Master’s Degree in public health or a closely related field.
License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Length of Probation:
All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to open positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more.