EPIDEMIOLOGY ANALYST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $58,704.00 - $76,993.20 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:
PH1757D
FIRST DAY OF FILING:
April 24, 2020

Beginning Friday, April 24, 2020, at 8:00 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

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A RE-BULLETIN TO OPEN THE FILING PERIOD AND UP-DATE BULLETIN LANGUAGE.

DEFINITION:
Assists in the planning, design, and implementation of health-related surveillance systems or epidemiologic studies, including outbreak investigation and analysis of epidemiology surveys.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class typically report to an Epidemiologist or a higher-level supervisor and have responsibility for assisting in the design, development and implementation of epidemiology studies and field investigations. Under close supervision, Epidemiology Analysts conduct literature reviews, assist in the design and preparation of study, surveillance, and field investigation protocols; prepare survey instruments and surveillance forms; conduct data analysis, interpret epidemiologic findings; prepare technical documents; respond to public inquiries on epidemiologic issues; and perform a variety of other epidemiology related work. Positions typically follow defined or established protocols applied to less complex epidemiologic problems and require knowledge of epidemiology and surveillance methods and statistical methods, including biostatistics.

Essential Job Functions
Designs and conducts epidemiologic surveys, analyzes surveillance data, and assesses risks of possible epidemics or health-related hazards; prepares epidemiological reports using health data from multiple sources.
Investigates disease outbreaks by field participation or by analysis of pertinent data collected by district personnel, including developing case definitions, case report forms, and analyzing case-control study data to determine the cause and probable source of such outbreaks; prepares reports on investigation findings.

Participates in the investigation of environmental health threats by collecting and analyzing health and environmental data, preparing interpretation of findings and disseminating recommended prevention and control measures.

Responds to requests for data on health-related statistics and associated risk behaviors; designs, codes, and constructs variables by utilizing computer software appropriate for epidemiologic analysis.

Prepares detailed statistical reports and analyses of data that include, but are not limited to, specific geographic area, population size, gender, race, age, and medical condition.

Analyzes health trends and patterns in the county population and assists in the development of a community health profile with policy recommendations.

Reviews epidemiological case history forms completed by District nurses or physicians to gather information and to ensure accuracy and completeness of forms.

Prepares summaries of epidemiologic studies for presentations in community settings or at professional meetings.

Assists in the preparation of a grant application to support enhanced surveillance and targeted epidemiologic research on a specific health-related issue.

Requirements
Meet the following experience and license requirements at the time of filing in order to move forward in the exam process.
A Master's degree* from an accredited college with specialization in Epidemiology or Biostatistics.

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 qualify, you MUST include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, official letter signed by the Director of the Registrar, or an evaluation report of a transcript with your application or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov. Official diploma or official transcript, of official letter are defined as transcript or letter that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school Registrar Office. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and will not be accepted which may result in your application being rejected. Note: Foreign studies must be evaluated by an accredited credential evaluation agency and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. An evaluation report of a transcript is defined as a report issued by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by the NACES or the AICE of the United States.

DESIRABLES QUALIFICATION:
  • Experience using SAS/ACCESS to import data in various formats including tab- or comma delimited, and/or analysis of large datasets using Base SAS.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access to enter and summarize data.
  • Experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to create thematic maps and conduct spatial analysis.
  • Experience conducting literature searches using multiple methods including online journal databases and other internet sources.
  • Experience as a lead or co-author on at least one peer-reviewed publication.

Additional Information

Our Assessment Process:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualifications based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire weighted 100%.

Applicants must meet the experience requirements listed above and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the hiring list (Eligible Register) for consideration of employment.

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Notifications and final results for this examination will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application and to your account inbox at My Career Page Website. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

Please add hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjob.com to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail. See Supplemental Questionnaire for further information.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

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

Applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

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 the assessment 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.

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

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 914-8488
Teletype Phone: (213) 974-0911
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488
Department Contact E-mail: hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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