This full-time position has a primary focus on community health assessment work, with an emphasis on behavioral and social (e.g. community trauma, race/ethnicity, violence) factors impacting health. This involves investigating, reporting on, and integrating data on outcomes and their drivers (including social determinants). This work supports programs within CPH, as well as community partners. This position has responsibility to describe the distribution of outcomes and their risk factors, identifying where disparities and inequities exist; detect, control, and prevent major health problems; elucidate and communicate health and social-related risks; and recommend actions to prevent and control threats to the public’s health. Responsible for helping managers at CPH with program evaluation and for implementing and improving tools to communicate about the work of the Office of Epidemiology
Examples of Work
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)
Performs community health assessments by systemically collecting and analyzing a variety of data; assembles and disseminates accurate and reliable community health information to the public and federal, state, and local agencies;
Investigates epidemic situations of infectious or chronic diseases and related environmental health problems through field visits, surveys, and other epidemiological means to determine the cause, nature, and consequences of health problems;
Collects epidemiological data for surveillance of general health or specific diseases in the community by abstracting data from confidential medical or public health records or through survey and other epidemiological approaches;
Tabulates and analyzes epidemiological data by using appropriate statistical techniques in order to assess community health status and to detect possible disease outbreaks;
Interacts with clinical laboratory personnel, infection control specialists, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals to encourage prompt reporting of diseases and to keep them informed of current disease control and prevention strategies;
Coordinates and/or participates in epidemiological research for scientific investigations, reports, and publications;
Assists with the development of departmental policies, procedures and strategies on disease and injury prevention and control;
Assists in the enforcement of communicable disease rules and regulations, and in the establishment of quarantines;
Participates in local public health emergency preparedness planning, infrastructure building, and coordination with internal and external partners;
Coordinates and/or assists in the development and delivery of public health emergency response and epidemiological training, education, and exercises for public health and non-public health partners;
May be assigned to serve as a member of a Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption Team, Incident Response Team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree and completion of one (1) year of graduate level coursework in public health, preventive medicine, environmental sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, or other closely related coursework (thirty (30) semester/forty-five (45) quarter credit hours equals one (1) year).
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.