The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Epidemiologist. Under general supervision the incumbent will, plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate epidemiological research, investigations, and disease surveillance systems; collaborate on development of public health intervention and prevention programs; provide consultation to departmental and community health professionals; oversee staff and program implementation for Public Health programs with an epidemiology component; and perform other duties as assigned. This is stand-alone advanced professional level classification. This class is distinguished from the Supervising Public Health Nurse in that the main focus is epidemiological.
Examples of Duties:
- Coordinate the countywide surveillance/reporting system for infectious diseases through the compilation and analysis of communicable disease reports as received from physicians, laboratories and other agencies; determine which reports require follow -up; set up, assign, and/or conduct case investigations as appropriate.
- Design procedures, protocols, data collection instruments and computerized data management tools (i.e. statistical software packages and geographic information systems (GIS)) for use in conducting epidemiological or chronic disease research and surveillance studies; develop methodologies and techniques to accomplish research and surveillance objectives.
- Serve as departmental liaison with representatives of other county departments, governmental and health care agencies, members of community groups and targeted populations and the public; provide consultation to departmental and community health professionals as required.
- Plan, organize, assign, supervise, review and evaluate Public Health programs and program staff as appropriate; recommend selection of staff; train staff in work procedures; administer discipline as necessary. Plan, design, implement and evaluate epidemiological or chronic disease studies to discover area trends; establish the need for intervention/control measures; develop recommendations for control, intervention and/or prevention efforts.
7/1/2022 at 10:10am