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Job Title: Epidemiologist (Health Promotion)
Job Number: 1117-RB6900-01
Organization: San Joaquin County Public Health Services
Posted: 11/13/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Stockton,  CA    USA
Compensation: $6,216 - $7,559/month
Position Description: This recruitment is being conducted to fill a current vacancy in the Health Promotion unit of Public Health Services and to establish an eligible list which may be used to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline. Department: Public Health Services-Health Promotion Location: 420 S Wilson Way, Stockton, CA Department website:

The Epidemiologist assigned to the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention unit will have an initial focus on tobacco prevention program evaluation with an emphasis on identifying and analyzing data on the social and environmental determinants of health. This position will work with program staff, community partners, and stakeholders to develop baseline measures and assess program outcomes and impact. Duties include developing evaluation plans and tools, collecting and mapping baseline data, analyzing and summarizing program findings, and assisting with communicating results to stakeholders.


-Utilizes epidemiologic, statistical and research methodologies and techniques to accomplish epidemiological research and surveillance objectives; plans and designs epidemiological studies; develops and conducts case control studies.

-Analyzes and interprets data (including reviewing, assessing, and monitoring case reports, health statistics, demographic information and the results of laboratory tests) to identify possible epidemic trends; makes recommendations for strategies and intervention to control contagious and other diseases; advises public health officials regarding potential or active epidemic trends and disease patterns, their characteristics, possible causation and potential remedial actions; may assess the impact of disease control interventions on the status of target populations.

-Prepares and presents oral and written reports describing surveillance data and the outcomes of epidemiological investigations to local, state, and federal public health officials and to the community.

-Serves as a resource and technical consultant on epidemiology to the department, public health officials, and other local and state community providers.

-Coordinates and maintains epidemiological data using information technology including but not limited to epidemiological software applications and comprehensive statistical software.

-May write research related or grant funding proposals and collateral reports and/or correspondence based on epidemiological hypotheses and findings.

Qualifications: EITHER PATTERN I

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related public health field with coursework in both epidemiology and biostatistics. AND Experience: Two years of experience in designing and conducting epidemiological investigations or studies and interpreting epidemiological or demographic data.



Education: Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related public health field (with a minimum of one year of course work in epidemiology and one year in biostatistics). AND License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


KNOWLEDGE Modes of disease transmission and epidemic patterns of disease in the community; epidemiological features of infections significant to public health; epidemiological trends and disease patterns, their characteristics, and possible causation; design methodology and statistical methods used in epidemiological studies; use and availability of demographic data; word processing; computer programming and processing methods to generate, organize, and display complex statistical and other research data; current epidemiological and related literature; basic computer and modern office automation technology relevant to department operations computer-based comprehensive statistics, graphics and database software.

ABILITY Design epidemiological surveillance and investigative programs; define problem areas; perform and assist in the collection, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of data; read, interpret and analyze technical, medical, demographic and statistical data and laboratory reports; prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations, and present orally and in writing in clear and logical form; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, private practice physicians, representatives of other agencies and the general public operate basic computer and modern office automation technology, including pertinent software.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility-Operate a data entry device; frequent sitting for long periods walking; occasional standing for long periods, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, driving, climbing stairs; Lifting-Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual Requirements-Frequent overall vision, eye/hand coordination, reading/close-up work; occasional color perception, depth perception, field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, writing; occasional repetitive motion; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing normal speech, hearing on the telephone, talking in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent concentration, working alone; occasional emergency situations, exposure to trauma, grief, death; Special Requirements-Decision making, may require working weekends, nights, overtime; occasional travel; Environmental Conditions-Occasional exposure to noise, dirt, dust smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, cold/heat; occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

Organization Description: The Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention unit works to improve the public’s health through the following programs/services: Breastfeeding Initiative, Child Passenger Safety Program, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Public Information and Communication, Obesity Prevention Program, and the Smoking & Tobacco Outreach/Prevention Program (STOPP).

Closing Date: 2/16/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Joanne Castillo,  HR Analyst
Contact Location: San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin St., Ste. 330
Stockton   CA  95202
Contact Location: San Joaquin County Human Resources
  44 N. San Joaquin St., Ste. 330
  Stockton   CA  95202
Contact Phone: 209-468-3370 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: HOW TO APPLY Apply Online:

By mail or in person:

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, Ca 95202

Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone: (209) 468-3370

Job Line:

For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to

Additional Information: Selection Procedures Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process:

Written Exam: The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format. If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list. Oral Exam: The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate’s education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise. The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview. A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate’s score and rank for placement on the eligible list. Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews. If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list. Written & Oral Exam: If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list. Rate-out: A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate’s application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience. Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process. Note: The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.

Testing Accommodation: Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468- 3370 prior to the examination date.

Veteran’s Points: Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran’s points in initial appointment to County service. Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points. Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration. Note: A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.

Acceptable wartime service dates:

September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946

June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975

Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.

Eligible Lists: Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for one year, but may be extended up to two additional years by the Civil Service Commission.

Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.

Rule of the Rank: The top three ranks will be referred for hiring interviews. If there are less than 5 names in the top three ranks the next rank is referred. This applies only to open competitive recruitments. Rule of Five: The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews. This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination. Physical Exam: Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-Employment Drug Screening Exam: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen.

Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;

They are related to the Appointing Authority or

The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other.

Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility: If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

Web Site Delete Date: 2/16/2018