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Organization: COUNTY OF SHASTA
Posted: 1/14/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Redding,  CA    USA
Compensation: $4,860 - $6,203 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $28.04 - $35.79 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
Position Description: Establishes and/or maintains surveillance systems to identify and monitor communicable and chronic disease (including injury) and health risk behavior trends among various population groups (methods might include reviewing and monitoring case histories, health statistics, surveys, demographic data and laboratory results to identify epidemiologic trends); investigates epidemics or outbreaks of diseases, either by field participation or by analysis of pertinent data collected by department personnel, to determine the cause and probable source of disease; advises management on the interpretation and implication of statistical analysis, survey data and program evaluations, providing management with quantitative data and recommendations for decision-making purposes regarding design and implementation of Public Health services; participates in Public Health Accreditation process including collection and analysis of data for Community Health Assessment; participates as a departmental representative in community activities such as surveys and meetings; makes informational presentations to professionals, policy makers, media and the public; under direction, serves as consultant on active or potential disease patterns, causation, potential remedial actions and other relevant local health information to physicians, nurses, community leaders, public health officials, media, and the public; participates in agency strategic planning activities including development of objectives and measures of success; utilizes and improves computer-based storage, retrieval and analysis systems for epidemiologic studies and analysis; develops forms and written procedures to gather and organize data; writes a variety of reports for the Public Health Officer, and others as directed, to explain findings; prepares readily understood tables and graphs; instructs department staff in gathering data, entering information into data systems, and in performing less difficult statistical analyses to extract useful health information; participates in the development and preparation of project proposals for state, federal and private foundation funding; may recommend, evaluate and test appropriate software acquisitions for department; and may supervise, train, assign and evaluate work of assigned staff.

As needed, work with a team to investigate COVID-19 cases, clusters, and outbreaks. Work in CalREDIE and other large databases performing data cleaning, mining, merging, and matching. Provide timely community-based surveillance and reporting of vulnerable populations, those in congregate living settings, other high-risk population groups, and the broader community. Provide consultation to public health staff concerning research methodology and design, including data collection and validation. Provide consultation to public health leadership concerning epidemiologic findings and recommend interventions and control measures.

Qualifications: These employment standards are typically attained with graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with 20 semester units in the biological, social, physical or health sciences, public health, nursing, statistics, health planning or a closely related field and two years of technical experience in public health epidemiology, complex data analysis or program evaluation activities; OR a Masters degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology or Biostatistics to be completed prior to hire date.

Organization Description: Health and Human Services Agency The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) partners with communities to protect and improve the health and well-being of Shasta County residents. Established in 2006, the HHSA is organized into four branches: Children’s Services, Adult Services, Public Health and Economic Mobility, with a centralized administration. The HHSA promotes optimal health for all. The frail, the abused, the mentally ill and those without resources look to the HHSA for services and resources to meet their basic needs, and to protect their health and safety. This transformation improves efficiency, avoids unnecessary duplication of effort, encourages collaboration among programs and organizes the HHSA’s services to be more responsive to the needs of the public.

Closing Date: 1/30/2022
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Contact Name: Daniel Walker,  EPIDEMIOLOGIST
Contact Location: 1450 Court Street,

Redding   CA  96001
United States
Contact Location: 1450 Court Street,
  Redding   CA  96001
  United States
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How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office. 1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

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