2803 Epidemiologist II

Recruitment #CBT-2803-903004

Introduction

2803 Epidemiologist II
CITYWIDE EXAMINATION

**Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time but no earlier than October 26, 2018.**

Under general direction, the Epidemiologist II plans, conducts and evaluates original epidemiological research to determine patterns of health outcomes and their determinants in the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Plans, conducts and evaluates original epidemiological and/or evaluation proposals and studies to determine patterns of health outcomes and their determinants in the community.
  • Designs and implements survey and evaluation instruments and study protocols for data collection and analysis.
  • May supervise and train staff including epidemiologists to assist with the design, implementation, and evaluation of data. This includes assigning and reviewing the data coding, computer programming, data collection and other aspects of data management performed by subordinates.
  • Establishes, develops, coordinates and maintains data systems including public health surveillance to identify and monitor disease trends and risk behaviors among various populations, as well as evaluates clinical and public health interventions and policies by creating and/or manipulating databases of original/secondary data.
  • Performs complex data analysis using statistical software packages (such as SAS, ARCGIS, R) and interprets findings.
  • Recommends procedures for the control and prevention of disease and the promotion of health outcomes by assessing the implications of research and by interpreting study findings. This includes analyzing the impact of planned interventions on the health status of target populations.
  • Provides technical consultation/assistance to departmental staff on epidemiologic research methodology by designing and coordinating research efforts with departmental staff and key partners. This includes reviewing protocols, proposals, instruments, presentations and papers.
  • Prepares reports, presentations and scientific papers based on hypotheses and findings. Communicates epidemiologic information to multiple audiences and prepares study findings for dissemination and publication.
  • Writes project and grant proposals.
  • Collaborates with internal staff and external agencies. Participates in conferences, meetings and seminars relating to the causation, spread and prevention of diseases and health outcomes. Presents findings at community and scientific meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Supports data analysis for program evaluation and quality improvement activities within the department.

The 2803 Epidemiologist II also performs other related duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Completion of a master’s degree program from an accredited college or university; AND
  2. Three (3) years (equivalent to 6,000 hours) of experience within the field of Epidemiology performing study design, evaluation or analysis.

Substitution: Possession of a master’s degree in Epidemiology (or related social, psychological or biological science) may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification  
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Katelynn Luong, by telephone at (415) 554-2920, or by email at Katelynn.Luong@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: 100%):
Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire during the online application process. Supplemental Questionnaire will be evaluated in relation to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for class 2803 Epidemiologist II. This may include, but is not limited to: knowledge of the principles and techniques of epidemiological research; knowledge of the principles and methods of biostatistics; knowledge of sample selection, sources of bias and implementation of sampling techniques; ability to supervise staff engaged in epidemiological research; ability to manipulate and analyze data using statistical software packages; ability to communicate and disseminate findings through graphic and written forms; and ability to communicate clearly and maintain effective relationships.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

Certification Rule: The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection procedure will be Rule of Ten Scores. Additional position-specific selection mechanisms may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.  

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR): The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.
Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at
http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Copies of Application Documents: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Information regarding Seniority Credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit  

Exam Type: CPE
Issued: October 12, 2018
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment No.: CBT-2803-903004
Department of Public Health
DPH / KL / (415) 554-2920

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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