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Job Title: Communicable Disease Epidemiologist II
Job Number: 17-02305
Organization: Fairfax County Government
Posted: 11/1/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Fairfax,  VA    USA
Compensation: $62,734.67 - $104,557.86 Annually
Position Description: Works in the Communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit with a primary focus on all reportable communicable diseases. Independently performs professional epidemiology work by analyzing, interpreting and presenting epidemiological data; designs and conducts research projects and implements surveillance systems. Responsible for the study, surveillance and investigation of communicable disease conditions in the county to characterize targeted disease outbreaks and disease cluster and contact investigations. Coordinates the epidemiologic public health response during a disease outbreak or a bioterrorism event, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, the Epidemiology Supervisor, and under the guidance of the Medical Epidemiologist.

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in public health (MPH) or master of science (MS) with graduate work in epidemiology and/or biostatistics plus two years of experience in epidemiology-related work.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Positions within this class will be subject to criminal history record checks as a condition of hire and periodically thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred candidate will have considerable background in population based epidemiology of communicable disease. Ability to communicate clearly with others, orally and in writing, and make presentations. Experience utilizing Microsoft Office Software, Word, Excel, and other databases.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to drive a vehicle. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up or carry up to 25 pounds occasionally. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 2/1/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Nora Henderson,  Communicable Disease Epidemiologist II
Contact Location: 12000 Government Center Parkway
Ste. 270
Fairfax   VA  22035
United States
Contact Location: 12000 Government Center Parkway
  Ste. 270
  Fairfax   VA  22035
  United States
Contact Phone: 73-324-3368 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: ty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1883794

Additional Information: Only applications submitted through the Fairfax County website (see link) will be considered. Please do not apply through the website you are on, or send email.

Web Site Delete Date: 11/10/2017