The County of San Mateo Health System is seeking a well-qualified individual for the position of Epidemiologist II – Oral Health Program – Limited Term. The Epidemiologist II will work under the guidance of the Supervising Epidemiologist as a member of the Public Health, Policy and Planning Division (PHPP), and a nine- person team of Epidemiologists who provide analytical leadership and disease surveillance for the County.
This Epidemiologist II will be the primary Epidemiologist supporting oral health efforts in the County of San Mateo, including leading surveillance, analysis, and reporting efforts. This Epidemiologist II will participate in the San Mateo County Oral Health Coalition, and hold a leadership role in the Coalition's Data/Evaluation Workgroup. In order to work closely with and provide support to Oral Health Program staff, this position will be located at the Health System's Alameda campus in San Mateo, CA.
The Epidemiologist II will work in a collaborative and positive environment with a strong, diverse and sophisticated epidemiology unit that works closely across programs within the County of San Mateo Health System, as well as other County departments. The epidemiology unit works on communicable disease and chronic disease surveillance, conducts GIS mapping and analyses to advance a place-based, policy and equity agenda, provides technical leadership across the Health System and the County on public health data collection, analysis and reporting, and engages in special projects led by Health System leadership.
The Public Health, Policy and Planning Division provides opportunities for professional growth and maintains a flexible and open culture that stems from a belief that staff are motivated to meet the goals of the Health System, serve the public, and be good partners to colleagues, community groups, and other agencies. The Epidemiologist II position has opportunities for telework and some scheduling flexibility based on performance. Currently, funding for this position is limited to an 18-month time period.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Identify data sources at the federal, state, and local level for use in measuring the impact of oral health program efforts.
Assist with the development of a data warehouse for oral health surveillance and project data.
Identify optimal ways to transfer data to the data warehouse in a consistent and secure manner.
Analyze data from existing sources, such as the San Mateo County Health and Quality of Life (HQoL) survey and Denti-Cal.
Identify new data sources for oral health surveillance and evaluation.
Utilize GIS mapping to explore oral health patterns geographically.
Assess oral health risk factors within the community.
Make recommendations for prevention based on assessments/surveys and other relevant oral health data.
Produce periodic and ad hoc reports on oral health in the County of San Mateo.
Make technical and informational presentations to professional and lay groups in the community.
Explore ongoing sources of funding for oral health data efforts.
Perform related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a positive can-do attitude, work well in collaborative team environments as well as independently; have experience in oral health epidemiology; be proficient in the use of SAS, SPSS, Stata, or R, and GIS; and be successful in communicating to a diversity of stakeholders.
This is a limited term, at-will position. Limited Term Employees are assigned to assignments not to exceed three years. They receive medical and dental benefits, similar to regular employees, and a defined contribution retirement plan.