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Job Title: Epidemiologist
Job Number: 17-54
Organization: Southern Nevada Health District
Posted: 11/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Las Vegas,  NV    USA
Position Description: EPIDEMIOLOGIST

To conduct disease surveillance and recommend disease control measures; to evaluate chronic and communicable disease data including unusual occurrences of illness; to function as a member of a multidisciplinary outbreak investigation and response team, conducting field investigations, and epidemiologic studies; to provide epidemiologic information to the medical community and general public

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES – This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

• Conduct epidemiologic surveillance activities including community assessments • Design data collection forms and enter data into computer • Interview cases, contacts, and suspected disease carriers • Conduct epidemiologic analyses of disease data from various sources using computer software • Assist in the investigation and control of disease outbreaks • Participate in field investigations at hospitals, physician offices, laboratories, clinics, food establishments, childcare facilities or other locations as necessary to complete epidemiologic investigations • Prepare reports on investigative activities and findings using computer software • Evaluate and investigate unusual disease reports from laboratories, physicians and others • Provide information and answer questions from health district staff, health care providers, the media and the general public regarding disease symptoms, and disease prevention and control • Make presentations to the medical community and general public • Special projects as requested by managerial or administrative staff • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required


Knowledge of: • Basic principles of biology and microbiology • Epidemiologic principles • Communicable disease etiology and intervention methods • Risk factors associated with communicable, vector-borne and chronic diseases • Chronic disease prevention methods • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment • Principles and procedures of record keeping • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Ability to: • Use a computer proficiently • Work effectively with a multidisciplinary team • Calculate basic statistical measures such as rates, averages, medians, standard deviation, confidence intervals and to plot data on graphs • Design and conduct case-control and cohort studies and community assessments • Interview cases in order to determine demographic, medically relevant information and risk factor data • Interpret and analyze the significance of medical, health and other data obtained from a variety of sources • Maintain confidentiality • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing • Establish and maintain congenial relationships with those contacted in the course of work • Maintain a professional demeanor in all circumstances • Learn pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to disease surveillance and control • Learn county health safety policies and procedures • Learn to recognize health safety violations

Qualifications: Training • Equivalent to a master’s degree in epidemiology or a master’s degree in Public Health with major course work in epidemiology from an accredited college or university. (Equivalent means that master’s degree course work is completed, and/or a year long certificated and master degree equivalent program has been completed.)

Experience • One year of experience, post degree, working in epidemiologic research or public health disease investigation

Working Conditions: • Office and investigation site environment • Exposure to individuals with various communicable diseases • Required to use computers for extended periods of time

License or Certificate: • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver’s license as a condition of employment

Conditions: All required licenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment. Any employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.

New employees must complete Incident Command System training, ICS 100, ICS 200 and NIMS as a condition of continuing employment, prior to the completion of the probationary period.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 2/28/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Kimberly Monahan,  Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 330 S. Valley View

Las Vegas   NV  89183
Contact Location: 330 S. Valley View
  Las Vegas   NV  89183
Contact Phone: 702-759-1109 
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How to Apply: Apply on line at: mployment.php

Additional Information: The Southern Nevada Health District in Las Vegas Nevada is one of the largest local public health organizations in the United States. The health district serves more than 1.7 million residents, which is 70 percent of Nevada’s total population. Also, the district is responsible for safeguarding the public health of more than 37 million visitors to Las Vegas each year.

Web Site Delete Date: 2/28/2018