Supervising Epidemiologist

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Jan 24, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $7,293.87 - $8,867.73 Monthly

Job Description

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:

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.


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