SUPERVISING EPIDEMIOLOGIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $94,946.16 - $131,464.32 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:
PH1760F

FIRST DAY OF FILING :
Beginning Monday, June 22, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

Position Information:
Supervises and directs the work of Epidemiologists and professional support staff in the provision of planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating multiple health-related surveillance systems, epidemiological studies and field investigations.

Classification Standards:
Positions allocable to this class report to a physician or higher-level manager and are responsible for providing administrative and technical supervision to Epidemiologists and other professional research and support staff. Positions direct the planning, design, implementation, and analysis of multiple epidemiological studies, including large field investigations and surveillance systems in a health program. This responsibility includes the coordination of epidemiology operations and activities across surveillance systems, studies, and field investigation in addition to overseeing complex data analyses. Some assignments in this class require positions to function as senior-level epidemiologist, which may not involve direct supervision of lower-level staff, by performing highly complex and specialized epidemiological studies and projects that incorporate and have significant impact on multiple public health program areas. These positions also provide highly specialized guidance and direction to Epidemiologists and other professionals in a variety of public health program areas and may coordinate the work and activities of epidemiology teams across multiple public health epidemiology programs.
Essential Job Functions
Supervises and provides technical direction to Epidemiologists and other professional research staff conducting multiple health-related epidemiological studies, field investigations, and surveillance systems including large-scale and high profile outbreak investigations.
Functions as a primary or lead liaison with state and federal public health officials on epidemiology and surveillance activities related to a specific content area (e.g., HIV/AIDS, environmental health tracking, maternal-child health, or chronic non-infectious diseases).

Provides oversight of grants and cooperative agreements that support epidemiological studies and surveillance activities.

Conducts complex epidemiological analysis that involve large datasets, or linkage of multiple datasets, and require complex statistical analysis such as multivariate methods and advanced biostatics techniques (e.g., non-parametric regression or hierarchical regression).

Represents the Department as a specialized or content-area epidemiology specialist on external committees, expert panels, and planning bodies.

Functions as the primary or lead author on manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals and presents research findings at professional meetings.

Advises programs on program evaluations that require complex research designs.

Requirements
Meet the one of the following requirement options at the time of filing in order to move forward in the exam process:

Option I: Two years of post degree journey-level** experience planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating health-related surveillance systems, epidemiological studies and field investigations at the level of Los Angeles County classification of Epidemiologist*** .
-OR-
Option II: A Master's* degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in epidemiology or its equivalent-and- five (5) years of post degree experience designing, conducting, and evaluating epidemiological studies and field investigations.
-OR-
Option III: A Doctoral* degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in epidemiology or its equivalent -and- two (2) years of post degree experience designing, conducting, and evaluating epidemiological studies and field investigations.

License:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Physical Class:
2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Special Requirement Information:
  • *In order to receive credit for any type of college or university degree, such as a Master's Degree or higher, you must attach a legible copy of the Official Diploma, Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution, which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded, with Registrar's signature and school seal, to the application.
  • All documents must be attached to your application at the time of filing, or e-mailed to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission or your application may be rejected as incomplete.
  • Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40-hour week.
  • **Journey-level experience applies to a person who has completed an apprenticeship program or is an experienced worker, not a trainee, and is fully qualified and able to perform a specific trade without supervision.
  • ***Experience at the level of Los Angeles County classification of Epidemiologist includes having a Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology or its equivalent and experience planning, designing, implementing, evaluating, and managing health-related surveillance systems, original epidemiological studies and field investigations; and provides consultation to departmental staff and external health partners on epidemiological research methodology and design.
  • No Out-of-Class Experience or Verification of Experience letters will be accepted.

Desirable Qualifications:
Credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications beyond the required experience:
  • Additional full time post degree experience beyond the requirements.
  • Full time work experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software to perform thematic mapping and spatial analysis with spatial analyst (e.g., density) and/or spatial statistics tools (e.g., analyzing patterns, mapping clusters).
  • Full time work experience working with Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) package, Microsoft ACCESS, and Microsoft Excel or similar programs to import/export, manage large data sets (data cleaning, data mining, data matching/merging), and analyze data (e.g., descriptive statistics).
  • Full time work experience working with qualitative and quantitative methods, trend data, and cross-sectional data.
  • Full time work experience working with public health programs such as (e.g., Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis etc.)

Additional Information
Our Assessment Process:
Once we have determined that you meet one of our education and experience requirement options described above, our assessment process will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information and desirable qualifications at the time of filing weighted 100%.
Applicants must meet one of our education and experience requirement options described above and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination (assessment process) in order to be added to the Eligible Register (hiring list) for consideration of employment.
Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

Notifications:
For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.

Vacancy Information:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

What to expect next:
  • We ask that you submit an application through the "Apply" link at the top of the opportunity posting using your own user ID and password (using a family member or friend's user ID may erase a candidate's original application record). Applications must be filed online only. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
  • Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score on both assessment parts will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
  • The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of promulgation.

Fair Chance Employer: The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.

Have any questions about anything? Please contact us using the following information:

Available Shift: Any
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
Exam Number: PH1760F
Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488
Department Contact Email: HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov


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