Position/Program Information EXAM NUMBER:
PH1761CFIRST DAY OF FILING :
Thursday, July 20, 2023, 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
No Out-of-Class Experience will be accepted. DEFINITION:
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 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 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:
Physical Class II - Light:
This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to receive credit for any type of college or university degree, such as a Master's 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/or school seal with your online application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to email@example.com .
- Foreign degrees must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited institutions standards by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) . (see Employment Information under Accreditation Information).
**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. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional points will be awarded for experience at the level of Supervising Epidemiologist beyond the minimum experience requirements.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
Once we have determined that you meet our minimum requirements the examination process will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire information submitted at the time of filing weighted 100%.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination (evaluation of experience) to be added to the Eligible Register (hiring list). Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of six (12) months following the date of eligibility. NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS
Complete 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 shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. SPECIAL INFORMATION APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted ONLINE ONLY
. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 pm deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply"
button located on this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely
and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and detailed description of work and duties performed. If the application and/or Supplemental Questionnaire is/are incomplete, the application will be REJECTED.
FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
- Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
- Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
- FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.
- Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE .
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 individualized 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 the 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.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. Check the website for updated information at https://lacountylibrary.org.
NO SHARING OF USER ID, E-MAIL AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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Closing Date/Time: Continuous