Public Health Epidemiologist/Data Manager

Company:
Routt County
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
Jul. 9th 2020
Location(s):
  • Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Job Description

Public Health Epidemiologist/Data Manager

SUMMARY:
This epidemiologist serves as a member of the Public Health team and reports to the Public Health Director.  This role is responsible for performing epidemiological studies, disease/outbreak investigations, data collection/analysis, surveillance, and program assessments. Provides complex epidemiological consultation to health department staff which includes analyzing and interpreting data collected during outbreaks, disease investigations, surveillance, and program evaluation. Develops, evaluates, and revises tools and training for data collection, management, analysis, and visualization. Provides the highest quality services and proactively prevents the spread of diseases in the community. Professional work experience related to epidemiology and/or data analysis is required.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Initiate, conduct and direct advanced analysis and reporting on communicable diseases, public health issues, and program evaluation.
  • Identify program surveillance data needs, design instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data and implement new or revises existing surveillance systems. 
  • Perform statistical analyses related to complex analytical investigations involving highly specialized scientific data. 
  • Investigate communicable diseases to determine risk factors, causes, sources, and modes of transmission. 
  • Identify and analyze public health issues related to foodborne illness and vaccine-preventable diseases. 
  • Communicate research findings on various types of communicable diseases and health issues to health practitioners, policymakers, and the public.
  • Use expertise in epidemiology to solve diverse and often complex human health problems affecting a range of clients.
  • Design, manipulate, and use databases for analysis of health problems to assess the potential public health impact.
  • Conduct literature reviews on a variety of health topics.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to read and comprehend information and ideas presented in written form, including all forms of correspondence, instructions, procedure manuals, departmental policies, safety rules, operating manuals, and maintenance instructions.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 
  • Ability to speak clearly and communicate information and ideas verbally so others will understand. Ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Ability to competently respond to questions in one-on-one and small-group situations to a variety of audiences, such as managers, colleagues, customers, clients, and the public.
  • Ability to appropriately tailor messages to meet the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making situations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university and Master of Public Health or Master of Science in epidemiology or biostatistics, required.
  • Experience using advanced statistical analysis programs such as SAS, STATA, or SPSS to analyze data, required.
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education that provide the necessary skills will be considered.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
A valid State of Colorado driver's license to operate a County vehicle. 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check. A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or convictions of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee frequently is required to walk or sit for long periods of time.  Ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 lbs.
  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment.  Workstation locations may change based on the needs of the agency.  Hours of work are typically Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  However, work outside of those hours and on the weekend may be required.

Details: www.co.routt.co.us
Deadline: July 15th, 2020
Routt County is an EOE


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