Senior Epidemiologist — Full Time — Health/Nursing
Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
REQ #: 9982 — 1 Position(s)
Posted Date: 8/31/2016 Reposted Date: 11/8/2017 Closing Date: 12/20/2017
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm; with hours including evenings and weekends as necessary.
PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, supervises staff, compiles, analyzes, interprets, investigates and reports public health data for health research projects on the surveillance, detection and prevention of disease and public health crises; manages public health surveillance databases and compiles data for technical reports for the Public Health District (PHD).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Plans, directs, oversees and manages epidemiologic studies and urgent outbreak investigations.
• Supervises staff, assigns duties, monitors operations and reviews the work of assigned staff to assure the efficient and timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities
• Oversees the design and use of databases for analysis of health problems.
• Oversees the design and management of surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance.
• Oversees the design of instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data.
• Leads the development and conduct of epidemiologic studies for program planning.
• Conducts and develops methods for advanced descriptive and comprehensive analyses of surveillance data for multiple purposes.
• Conducts and oversees literature reviews for design of programs, preparation of publications and planning and evaluation. Designs, prepares and reviews reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews and other information.
• Reviews and prepares responses to requests for information.
• Develops and provides recommendations to officials about the control of disease and injury problems based on the results of surveillance, field investigations and laboratory tests and on available and acceptable methods of control.
• Prepares and presents reports, statistical analyses, scientific papers, specific studies and trends in epidemiology and public health in order to assess the health needs of the community to diverse audiences.
• Assists with public health program evaluation and planning; assists in the development of grant proposals.
• Oversees or generates maps for the study of public health concerns.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• May be required to respond after hours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency.
• Driving is essential.
• City policies and procedures.
• Federal and state laws, codes, rules and regulations related to public health.
• State and federal public health protocols and regulatory standards.
• Principles and practices of database systems, including computerized data compilation techniques and statistical and spatial models for computer analysis, including SAS, SPSS, STATA and GIS.
• Techniques for investigating and analyzing complex public health problems and conditions.
• Public Health research protocols and statistical evaluation principles and methods.
• Medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and concepts of disease.
• Surveillance program design and management for tracking pathobiology of infectious and chronic disease.
• Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures.
• Using computerized data bases for disease monitoring and trend analysis.
• Understanding, developing, manipulating and analyzing database information in a variety of data formats.
• Compilation, analysis and presentation of technical and statistical information in reports.
• Interpreting technical instructions and analyzing complex variables.
• Utilizing standard personal computer software programs and specialized state and County software.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
• Leading/coordinating teams during public health responses
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE
Driver’s License: Valid Class C Texas DL
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Biological Science, Nursing, or related science field is required. Unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application.
Experience: Two years of professional experience in a local health agency, public health or related environmental regulatory programs is required; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certifications: If a Registered Nurse a current Texas RN License is required. Must show proof at the time of application. CPR Certification is desired.
Testing: No testing required.
Physical Demands: Light
Environmental Factors: Work in a climate controlled clinical environment. May be exposed to communicable diseases on a daily basis; extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, wind, rain; exposure to conditions at project sites such as dirt, dust, caustic substances, and loud noise.
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