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:
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