The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Epidemiologist. Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
The Epidemiologist is responsible for developing and maintaining case interview and contact tracing infrastructure by ensuring data system maintenance, reporting, and data assurance for any system used to track interviews. The Epidemiologist reports directly to the Senior Epidemiologist for professional oversight and direction.
The duties of the Epidemiologist include, but are not limited to:
- Provide support to the staff working on surveillance and record systems with data and epidemiology needs related to CCIB;
- Provide data cleaning for cases and contacts in surveillance and electronic data systems;
- Generate data reports related to the outbreak, including, but not limited to, epidemiology curve charts and dashboards; and
- Comply with DPH training regarding confidential information related to personal information.
- A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology or its equivalent -AND- three years of experience assisting in the design, conduct, and evaluation of epidemiologic studies and field investigations -OR- a Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology or its equivalent;
- Must possess proficiency with computers and software programs;
- Must possess a strong understanding of statistics and the ability to analyze data and create reports; and
- 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.
- Windows-based laptop or desktop device, with a speaker and mic;
- Reliable Wi-Fi/internet access;
- Ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress;
- Strong critical thinking and judgement skills;
- Ability to maintain a professional, positive attitude, and work ethic;
- Master’s in Public Health (MPH) or related Master’s degree.
- Experience working with modeling techniques to predict trends or assess the impact of public health efforts in chronic and infectious disease prevention and control, such as, but not limited to, discrete event modeling, agent-based modeling, and related data simulations;
- Experience working with epidemiologic research methodology (e.g., epidemiologic measures, study design, stratified analysis techniques, etc.);
- Experience working with advanced statistics (e.g., Poisson, generalized linear, logistic, logic, negative binomial, hierarchical, and Bayesian regression);
- Experience working with Statistical Analysis Software programming language (e.g., merging, concatenating and transposing large datasets, and using macros, arrays, and SQL).
- Experience working with large Public Datasets (e.g. US Census, NHANES, and NHIS);
- Experience working with the Institutional Review Boards (IRB), Public Records Act and Freedom of Information Act;
- Experience preparing peer-reviewed manuscripts, health briefs, or health impact assessments; and
- Experience in leading public health program evaluations and investigations, such as outbreaks, clusters, and contact investigations, and conducting outreach initiatives among high risk populations.