Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Develop and implement policies and procedures for the collection, use and/or release of data to abide by federal and state laws and epidemiologic best practices to guard confidentiality;
- Develop and implement policies and procedures for conducting investigations of outbreaks, including coordination with partner agencies (e.g., environmental health, emergency medical services, emergency preparedness, etc.);
- Manage the epidemiology unit;
- Supervise, evaluate, train and advise staff;
- Develop and conduct evaluation for Department programs;
- Serve as departmental resource for data collection and analysis as well as evidence-based practices to partner agencies and the public;
- Establish and maintain information and surveillance systems to monitor community health status /trends.
- Oversee public health accreditation program activities, including completion of and compliance with required public health plans;
- Serve as the lead in coordination and evaluation of quality improvement/process improvement efforts;
- Oversee the selection and implementation of evaluation designs, evaluation activities, data analysis, results reporting and communicating information out in a generally understood manner;
- Liaise with internal stakeholders and programs for sharing information pertinent to program or project evaluations;
- Create evaluation protocols and processes to assess program progress and effectiveness, including data collection methods, survey design and implementation and instrument development/validation;
- Prepare clear and concise epidemiologic reports and journal publications;
- Develop and conduct quality assurance activities to ensure data is being entered systematically and correctly;
- Participates and/or leads in a variety of meetings, committees, study groups and task forces in the community;
- Conduct other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience:
Three (3) years of experience in the field of epidemiology, preferably in a government or public setting, with at least one (1) year experience performing duties comparable to an Epidemiologist II in Merced County.Education:
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics, health informatics, applied psychology or a closely related field. Possession of Doctoral Degree in qualifying fields may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous