CHIEF EPIDEMIOLOGIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $100,230.72 - $138,786.72 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:
PH1761B

FIRST DAY OF FILING :
Beginning Friday, June 26, 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:
Directs the operations and administration of a major epidemiology program within the Department of Public Health.

Classification Standards:
Positions allocable to this class are restricted to the Department of Public Health and work under the general direction of a physician or higher-level program manager. Incumbents plan, develop, implement, and evaluate multiple epidemiological studies and surveillance systems that are of broad scope and complexity, in addition to responsibility for program personnel administration, grant development and budgeting, and development of new epidemiology projects. These positions also function as the leading departmental authority on matters of epidemiology and epidemiologic surveillance across a broad range of diseases and associated risk factors addressed within public health programs. The Chief Epidemiologist is distinguished from the Supervising Epidemiologist in that the latter is primarily responsible for supervising the work of Epidemiologists and professional support staff.
Essential Job Functions

Oversees and evaluates the work of a team of Supervising Epidemiologists in a major public health epidemiology program.

Directs the design, development, coordination, implementation, and management of complex public health epidemiological studies and surveillance systems and ensures that program and project goals and objectives are consistent, compatible, and complementary.

Establishes the objectives and priorities for the activities and operations of a major public health epidemiology program.

Directs the analysis and evaluation of epidemiological and surveillance data for the development of department-wide policies and procedures; establishes standards of practice, protocols, and policies for the epidemiology program and the conduct of research projects.

Determines the scope and nature of proposals, projects, and studies to be carried out in the epidemiology program; reviews, approves the design of, and directs the coordination of epidemiological studies.

Provides consultation to public health program managers and professional staff concerning research methodology and design for the conduct of epidemiological studies.

Advises the Director of Public Health and executive and program management on issues of epidemiology, patterns of morbidity and mortality, and health risks in the County population as these impact program objectives and services.

Represents the department as required in public forums and in meetings with public and private agencies.

Directs the development of, or functions as lead author on, reports and manuscripts that address complex public health problems having broad implications for public health practices and policies.

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

Option I: A Master's* degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology or its equivalent -and- five (5) years of experience supervising epidemiologists in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health related surveillance systems, epidemiological studies, and field investigations, at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Supervising Epidemiologist**
-OR-
OPTION II: A Doctoral* degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology or its equivalent -and- three (3) years of experience supervising epidemiologists in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of health related surveillance systems, epidemiological studies, and field investigations, at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Supervising Epidemiologist**

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.
  • **Experience at the level of Los Angeles County classification of Supervising Epidemiologist is defined as 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.
  • No Out-of-Class Experience or Verification of Experience letters will be accepted.
Desirable Qualifications:
Additional points will be awarded for experience beyond the experience requirements.
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: PH1761B
Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488
Department Contact Email: HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov


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