The Alabama Department of Public Health is currently recruiting for an Epidemiologist (Class: 40677) position within the Bureau of Communicable Disease, Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division (ID&O). Within ID&O, syndrome and disease surveillance is conducted for enteric, healthcare-associated, influenza- associated, vector-borne, waterborne, and zoonotic diseases and/or events.
Participates in developing epidemiologic investigations. Uses established scientific and technical methods and practices to identify and evaluate a wide range of health conditions within an assigned program area, to recognize public health problems pertinent to the population, and to determine feasibility of and approach to epidemiologic investigations. Performs analyses by using statistical techniques commonly employed in epidemiologic evaluations to interpret and analyze observed health phenomena. Uses databases for analysis of health problems. Uses surveillance systems to collect disease or health outcome data. Generates descriptive analyses of surveillance data for a variety of audiences.
Identifies surveillance data needs, implements new or revises existing surveillance systems, reports key findings from the surveillance system, and supports evaluation of surveillance systems.
Provides scientific advice and technical assistance to various public, private, and nonprofit health and health-related state and local agencies and organizations. Advice and assistance relates to epidemiologic expertise in assigned programs or issues where type of resources provided and impact on communities are established and where assistance requires the application of established scientific and technical methods and practices.
Conducts literature reviews and assists in preparing reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews, and other information using behavioral science, demographic and epidemiologic analytic techniques, and evaluation. Follows direction from senior scientists and integrates other perspectives. Makes oral presentations to diverse audiences, both scientific and nonscientific. Prepares responses to requests for information.
Participates in writing grants and other funding proposals. Participates on internal and external committees and workgroups related to areas of expertise.