Epidemiology Program Manager (#rm1184)
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$50.78-$61.73 Hourly / $8,802.43-$10,699.41 Monthly / $105,629.16-$128,392.94 Yearly


Under general direction, the Epidemiology Program Manager plans, organizes and manages the County’s epidemiology program to determine patterns of disease and general health conditions in the community; participates in conducting more difficult epidemiological studies; through subordinate staff, provides technical oversight of epidemiology-related programs/operations; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3, of the Civil Service Rules.


The Epidemiology Program Manager is a single-incumbent, first-level management classification responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing the County’s epidemiology and disease surveillance, registries, data integration operations/activities. The incumbent is responsible for the management of assigned programs and the supervision of subordinate supervisory, administrative and technical staff that carry out program objectives.


  • Plans, organizes and directs the work of subordinate epidemiological and support staff. Develops and implements policies, procedures and protocols for epidemiology programs and activities.
  • Enhance existing health informatics infrastructure by creating new and improved data health systems and processes.
  • Directs, coordinates, reviews and evaluates surveillance and epidemiology programs and activities for the County including communicable and chronic diseases, vital statistics, maternal, child, and adolescent health, and other programs.
  • Performs technical epidemiological activities including surveillance, investigations, statistical analyses, data gathering in the field, performance management, quality improvement, and research for the more complex epidemiological problems.
  • Advises departmental staff about potential or active epidemic trends and disease patterns, their characteristics, developments, possible causation, and control procedures; serves as a resource and technical consultant on epidemiology to departmental officials, physicians, nurses, the public, and other agencies.
  • Interviews and recommends selection of job applicants, appraises employee performance, conducts counseling on work issues, prepares documentation and improvement plans for deficiencies, and recommends disciplinary action; provides for employee training and development.
  • Represents the County at local, state, and inter- and intra-agency task forces committees, review boards, and meetings, including coordinating meetings, providing information, and conducting or presenting research and special studies.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence related to health policies, grant applications, and other issues and data related to epidemiology and disease surveillance.
  • Oversees epidemiology-related computer system applications; manages specialized health statistics data bases related to epidemiology program and projects.
  • Develops, implements, maintains program budget(s); prepares or participates in the preparation of grant proposals; oversees appropriate use of grant funds; manages reimbursement monies, as appropriate; reconciles assigned budgets as appropriate; manages contracts with community based organizations


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health or a closely related field with coursework in both epidemiology and biostatistics.
Experience: Two years performing the duties equivalent in level to the class of Supervising Epidemiologist in San Joaquin County.

Education: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health or a closely related field with coursework in both epidemiology and biostatistics.
Experience: Two years performing the duties equivalent in level to the class of Epidemiologist in San Joaquin County.

License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license, or the ability to arrange for field travel, is required at the time of appointment.


Modes of disease transmission and epidemic patterns of disease in the community; epidemiological features of infections significant to public health; epidemiological trends and disease patterns, their characteristics, and possible causation; design methodology and statistical methods used in epidemiological studies; use and availability of demographic data; word processing; principles of supervision; computer programming and processing methods to generate, organize, and display complex statistical and other research data; current epidemiological and related literature; basic computer and modern office automation technology relevant to department operations computer-based comprehensive statistics, graphics and database software.


Lead and direct staff; design epidemiological surveillance and investigative programs; define problem areas; perform and assist in the collection, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of data; read, interpret and analyze technical, medical, demographic and statistical data and laboratory reports; prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations, and present orally and in writing in clear and logical form; operate computers and related software; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, private practice physicians, representatives of other agencies, and the general public; operate basic computer and modern office automation technology, including pertinent software.


Mobility – operate a data entry device; frequent sitting for long periods walking; occasional standing for long periods, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, driving, climbing stairs. Lifting – frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds. Visual – frequent overall vision, eye/hand coordination, reading/close-up work; occasional color perception, depth perception, field of vision/peripheral. Dexterity – frequent holding, reaching, grasping, writing; occasional repetitive motion. Hearing/Talking – frequent hearing normal speech, hearing on the telephone, talking in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological – frequent concentration, working alone; occasional emergency situations, exposure to trauma, grief, death, Special Requirements – decision making, may require working weekends, nights, overtime; occasional travel. Environmental Conditions – occasional exposure to noise, dirt, dust smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, cold/heat; occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: rm1184; EST: 10/11/2023;