2803 Epidemiologist II

Recruitment #TPV-2803-103583


2803 Epidemiologist II

Department of Public Health

APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Provisional (TPV). This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment.

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department of Public Health currently has two (2) vacancies in class 2803 Epidemiologist II. The Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Quality Management Unit is accepting applications for one (1) full time position and the Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program is accepting applications for one (1) part time position.

Behavioral Health Services Quality Management Unit Position:

Location: 1380 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM - 5:30PM. Shifts are subject to change depending on the needs of the department.

Under general supervision, the Epidemiologist II performs the following duties:

1.    Uses behavioral health epidemiology to evaluate program outcomes: Designs evaluation projects, develops study goals and methodologies, defines measurable indicators, identifies or creates sound data collection tools, oversees administration of survey/interviews, coordinates data collection, analyzes evaluation and clinical data, and summarizes finding with recommendations for improvement.

2.      Contributes evaluation design expertise to refine evaluation goals for programs funded under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA, Proposition 63): Collaborates with MHSA program developers to identify program goals and intended impacts; establishes measurable objectives in SMART format; and creates updated evaluation plans for existing programs, as well as for Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), new program contracts, and MHSA Innovation proposals to the State.

3.      Conducts data management and analysis: Employs software applications such as SQL, SPSS, R, Excel, and/or Access to manipulate quantitative data, create datasets for analysis, and conduct the appropriate analyses to address program or client behavioral outcome goals, as well as conduct qualitative analyses when appropriate.

4.      Generates data visualizations: Summarizes analytical findings, designs meaningful data graphics with statistical analysis applications and presents them effectively to stakeholders of diverse data literacy.

5.      Communicates effectively: Presents evaluation findings in a meaningful way to a variety of behavioral health stakeholders, including consumers, clinicians, program administrators, executive leadership, and oversight personnel at the State.

6.      Conducts Quality Improvement activities: Designs and implements strategies for improving program data collection, data quality report design and development, and uses clinical and program outcomes as well as client feedback data to inform program quality improvement.

The 2803 Epidemiologist performs other related duties as assigned.

Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program Position:

Location: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

Schedule: Core hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM with a maximum of 36 hours per week. Shifts are subject to change depending on the needs of the department. 

Under general supervision, the Epidemiologist II manages, analyzes, and interprets epidemiologic data in the Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program to determine patterns of tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis outcomes and their determinants in the community. The Epidemiologist II performs the following duties:

1.      Plans and directs the collection epidemiologic data for surveillance, program improvement and program research.

2.      Designs and implements studies and survey instruments and procedures for data collection and analysis.

3.      Establishes and maintains surveillance systems to identify and monitor health-related trends among various populations; and analyzes and interprets findings.

4.      Analyzes the impact of planned interventions on the health status of target populations.

5.      Provides technical consultation to departmental staff on epidemiologic and/or evaluation research methodology and design.

6.      Supports program leadership with providing information to other public and private agencies and professional groups regarding issues relating to health-related trends, patterns, characteristics, possible causation, and potential remedial actions.

7.      Coordinates program evaluation and research efforts with departmental staff and investigators in other agencies.

8.      Prepares reports, presentations and scientific papers based on hypothesis and results.

9.      Participates in conferences, meetings and seminars relating to the causation, distribution, and prevention of diseases and other health outcomes.

The 2803 Epidemiologist performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

1.    Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university; AND

2.    Three (3) years of experience within the filed of Epidemiology performing study design, evaluation or analysis.


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


One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.


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


Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists. 

BHS Quality Management Unit Position:

  • Experience working with ethnically- and/or gender-diverse, low-income, often homeless, populations with behavioral health and substance use disorders.
  • Experience conducting program evaluation research.
  • Strong programming ability and analytical skills in R, SPSS, SQL, Microsoft Access, Tableau and/or PowerBI, including, troubleshooting programs, conducting data restructuring and executing data analyses independently.
  • Ability to create impactful data visualizations for a diverse audience of stakeholders.
  • Ability to write evaluation project proposals and analytical outcomes reports.
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects under regulatory deadlines.
  • Effective working relationships with others in a multidisciplinary environment.

Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program Position:

  • Strong skills and experience using database management software and statistical software to manage and analyze data. Knowledge of SQL is desired.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and to work independently in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to analyze and think critically to apply reasonable judgment and problem-solving skills. 

Verification of Experience: 

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


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, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).


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 this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Emily Lee, by telephone at 415-554-2913or by email at Emily.Lee@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant’s experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position.

Applications will be reviewed for relevant qualifying education and experience. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the next steps of the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 a selected candidate, 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 31003109). 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.


Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.


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 Face Fitting 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. 


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at 
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.


Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.


Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


Information on requesting Reasonable ADA Accommodation: 
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 

Issued: February 25, 2020
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TPV-2803-103583



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.

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