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Job Title: Epidemiology and Evaluation Supervisor
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Organization: Shasta County Health & Human Services Agency
Posted: 11/18/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Redding,  CA    USA
Compensation: $29.15 - $37.21 Hourly $5,053.00 - $6,449.00 Monthly $60,636.00 - $77,388.00 Annually
Position Description: ABOUT THE POSITION

Under minimal direction of a program manager, or another staff at equivalent or higher grade, supervise and coordinate the epidemiology, assessment and program evaluation functions for the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This single position classification is responsible for overseeing the Outcomes, Planning and Evaluation (OPE) Unit within the HHSA. Functions of this OPE Unit include epidemiology, community needs assessment for program development and planning, program evaluation, program performance measurement, and consultation on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methodology. Supervising and coordinating this OPE Unit requires knowledge and experience in epidemiological principles and methods, program evaluation, and CQI methods. This classification is distinguished from the Epidemiologist and Agency Staff Services Analyst positions within the OPE Unit in that the latter are responsible for the collection and analysis of data, and this classification is responsible for the oversight of that effort, as well as for the distribution and communication of the analyzed information to internal program staff and leaders as well to the community. This position is also responsible for ensuring that the interpretation of the analysis is thorough, accurate, and implications/recommendations are considered when communicating the findings.

Qualifications: Knowledge of: Public health, mental health, and social services administration; administrative and supervision practices; functions of government and local community agencies and organizations, and issues related to their interaction; public and community information resources; program evaluation and process improvement methodology; laws and procedures related to vital statistics registration and records management; descriptive epidemiology; disease investigation and communicable disease control procedures; computer systems and hardware/software management; advanced statistical methodology; population-based community health assessment and strategic planning; fiscal planning and monitoring; managerial techniques and the HHSA Human Resources Unit's policies and procedures. Ability to: Evaluate the effectiveness of health and human services programs, processes, and activities utilizing a systems thinking approach; provide leadership to promote data driven decision making; demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; prepare and deliver effective oral presentations to a variety of health and other community groups; operate a personal computer; use a variety of computer software, including word processing, spreadsheets, statistical analysis, database and graphics presentation packages; develop new approaches to information systems within the HHSA programs; set and carry out goals and objectives; demonstrate strong organizational skills; work under limited supervision, prioritize multiple work assignments, and work well under pressure deadlines; interact effectively with other HHSA units and staff, local, state, or federal government agencies, community agencies and groups, physicians, hospitals, or other health care providers, funeral directors, news media, and the public, using political savvy, tact, patience, and courtesy; interpret legislation, regulations, and state guidelines related to health information systems; motivate and effectively direct and evaluate the work of supervised staff; actively promote the HHSA's mission and the philosophy of data driven decision making; and recommend and monitor budgets. These standards are typically attained with three (3) or more years of progressively more responsible experience leading, managing, or administering epidemiology and program evaluation projects, and a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with specialization in statistics, public administration, public health, mental health, sociology, or a directly related field. A Master's degree in public health or other human services field with a specialization in epidemiology, health administration, program evaluation, or a directly related field may be substituted for one (1) year of experience. IDEAL CANDIDATE The Health & Human Services Agency's Office of the Director is seeking a leader with excellent communication and collaboration skills; the desire and ability to be adaptable and facilitate change; a strong commitment to public service including valuing the diverse makeup of the population we serve; and the leadership skills to inspire motivation, help individuals learn and grow, and help a team work collaboratively toward the accomplishment of major goals. The ideal candidate will have experience managing complex projects; experience or propensity for leadership and supervision; ability to remain calm under pressure; technical competence in statistical methods and program evaluation; a working knowledge of a diverse range of public health topics, including injury and substance abuse prevention; maternal, child, and adolescent health; nutrition and physical activity promotion; and communicable disease prevention and control; and the ability to use data analysis results to make recommendations for program and policy development or improvement. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policies.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

Do you have three (3) or more years of progressively more responsible experience in leading, managing, or administering epidemiology and program evaluation projects? Yes __ No __ If yes, please describe experience and list the number of years. If no, please type "n/a." Do you have a bachelor's degree with specialization in statistics, public administration, public health, mental health, sociology, or a directly related field? Yes __ No __ If yes, please state the field of your degree. If no, please type "n/a." Do you have a Master's degree in public health or other human services field with a specialization in epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration, program evaluation, or a directly related field? Yes __ No __ If yes, please state the field of your degree. If no, please type "n/a." Have you ever supervised people? If yes, how many people did you supervise? If no, please type "n/a." Please describe your experience with datasets from different sources, in particular merging and data analyses of disparate datasets. In your description, please include the type, size, and complexity of the datasets. If no experience, please type "n/a." Please describe your experience providing the results of your data analysis to policy makers and/or stakeholder groups, including oral and written reports and stakeholder presentations, and making recommendations for program and policy development or improvement. If no experience, please type "n/a." I acknowledge that Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency will not sponsor or fund any type of visa. Yes__ No__ I understand that if I answered "yes" to any of the above questions, but did not give the requested additional information, my application may be considered incomplete and screened out? Yes __ No __

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds. Specific visions abilities required by this job include close vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position is a desk job with reading, talking, attending meetings, some driving, and the use of a computer. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account. Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position. As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered. Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing. Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier. In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly. Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the Shasta County Employees Association (SCEA). Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 7.25% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County's website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County's website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

Organization Description: The Health and Human Services Agency offers an array of services, from food stamps and employment training, to counseling and immunizations. Our vision is for every person to enjoy a safe, healthy and productive life. Learn more about our agency by visiting the links below and by reading our Strategic Plan.

Administration Advisory Boards Frequently asked questions Mission, vision and values

The CHILDREN’S SERVICES BRANCH provides services to support children’s safety and mental well being. This Branch investigates alleged abuse and neglect of children, licenses foster homes, provides child welfare services for families under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court and provides adoption services. This Branch also provides Specialty Mental Health Plan services for Medi-Cal beneficiaries up to 21 years of age. Children and youth with Medi-Cal can access mental health and drug and alcohol services through this Branch. Children’s additionally works collaboratively with Juvenile Justice and Educational Agencies to provide services for children.

The ADULT SERVICES BRANCH focuses on a variety of issues that typically impact people 18 years of age or older. Mental Health services include: ongoing outpatient services primarily to Medi-Cal recipients; crisis evaluations during business hours at the Breslauer clinic or local emergency rooms after hours; placement services to both inpatient psychiatric hospitals and long-term secured residential facilities; crisis residential services for up to 30 days on a voluntary basis, and; referrals to local non-profit organizations. Drug/Alcohol services include: the Addicted Offender Program (AOP) in conjunction with Shasta County Superior Courts, and; a variety of outpatient and residential services provided through one of its contracted providers - Empire Recovery Center, Right Roads, or Visions of the Cross. The Adult Services Branch is also responsible for a variety of social service programs including: Adult Protective Services (APS) – following up on reports of potential elder/dependent adult abuse; In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) – helping Medi-Cal recipients needing assistance with daily activities in order to remain safely in their own homes; Public Authority – keeping a registry that helps IHSS recipients find caregivers to provide care, and; Public Guardian office – helping people who are unable to manage their personal and/or financial affairs and require formal appointment of a ‘guardian’ or ‘conservator’. The Adult Services Branch also retains administrative oversight responsibilities with regard to programs funded through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

The PUBLIC HEALTH BRANCH focuses on community-wide prevention of communicable disease, chronic disease, injury, substance abuse, suicide prevention and the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Public Health helps the community develop systems, and policies that support healthy behaviors. It promotes nutrition and physical activity, healthy aging, worksite wellness and educational attainment. Public Health also maintains an active emergency response unit, and its laboratory provides testing services for Shasta and numerous other Northern California counties. The REGIONAL SERVICES BRANCH provides services to our customers in the neighborhoods where they live. Located in downtown Redding, Enterprise, Anderson, Shasta Lake and Burney, regional offices offer assistance with eligibility services, such as CalFresh (food assistance), Medi-Cal and General Assistance. Other regional office services include WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and Community Health Advocates providing application assistance and local referrals to our customers. CalWORKs offers employment services, cash assistance and behavioral health services to needy families with children. The Opportunity Center focuses on vocational training and employment services for people with disabilities. While encouraging healthy families, Regional Services offers passenger safety education, Perinatal Substance Abuse Treatment, Nurse-Family Partnership, parent education and support and breastfeeding support.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES includes the Director’s Office, Business and Support Services, Outcomes, Planning and Evaluation, and Community Relations and Education. Each of these groups support the branches to help them achieve their goals.

Closing Date: 12/13/2019
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Contact Name: Shasta County,  Epidemiology and Evaluation Supervisor
Contact Location:

Redding   CA  96001
United States
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  Redding   CA  96001
  United States
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Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00p.m., on October 21, 2019. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter," or "See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter" the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered. Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof. Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office. Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345. SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Shasta County Personnel 1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Additional Information: EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The purpose of this classification is to oversee, manage, and supervise the work of Epidemiologists and Agency Staff Services Analyst positions conducting health (physical and mental) and social well-being surveillance aimed at monitoring health status and how it correlates to identifying trends or outbreaks of diseases or other adverse health events, provide data and information about corrective actions or programs to alleviate adverse health effects, and propose practices or policies based on such data and information that will promote and protect health and social well-being. Work requires considerable independent judgment and advanced knowledge of applied epidemiology for public health practice, and program evaluation for health and human services. Supervision: Incumbent provides scientific, administrative and program direction and leadership. Plans, assigns, schedules, prioritizes, directs, and coordinates the work of assigned Epidemiologists, Agency Staff Services Analyst(s), and other professional and administrative staff. Conducts employee performance reviews, ensuring the accuracy and quality of work and overall work performance. Participates in the selection and assignment of an Epidemiologist(s), Agency Staff Services Analyst(s), and other professional and administrative staff. Gives advice and counsel to employees and instructs them on both technical and administrative matters. Resolves complaints from employees; effects minor disciplinary actions; refers major disciplinary issues to the HHSA Human Resources Unit; and identifies developmental needs and arranges for necessary training. With the program manager, develops and tracks the budget and makes decisions about budgetary issues; makes decisions on work problems presented by staff. Responsible for eliminating problems, improving operating practices and procedures, promoting team-building, and effectively interacting and coordinating with supervisors and managers of other units, divisions, and branches within the HHSA and other agencies within the community. Program Evaluation, Epidemiology and Surveillance: Develops, implements, and monitors organizational performance measures that demonstrate program and process effectiveness. Participates in writing grants and other funding proposals with respect to program evaluation, surveillance, and epidemiology. Develops requests for proposals and contracts for data gathering, analysis and evaluation projects, and directs and reviews contract work. Provides and reviews technical assistance to communities and outside partners with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and program evaluation. Works as a liaison to outside data-generating entities to develop and maintain partnerships for sharing and using data. Epidemiologic Studies and Urgent Outbreak Investigations: Plans, directs, oversees, and manages epidemiologic studies and urgent outbreak investigations. Oversees the design and use of databases for analysis of health problems and program performance. Oversees the design and management of surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance. Oversees the design of instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data. Leads the development and implementation of epidemiologic studies for program planning. Conducts and develops methods for advanced descriptive and comprehensive analyses of surveillance data for multiple purposes. Dissemination of Program Data, Information and Findings: Conducts and oversees literature reviews for design of programs, preparation of publications, and planning and evaluation. Designs, prepares, and reviews reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews and other information. Makes oral presentations on results of data analyses and other information to diverse audiences. Reviews and prepares responses to requests for information. Develops and provides recommendations to high-ranking officials about the promotion of health and well-being based on the results of surveillance, field investigations, program evaluations, and on available and acceptable methods of intervention.

Performance of other duties as assigned.

Web Site Delete Date: 12/13/2019