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Job Title: Senior Epidemiologist (Epidemiologist III)
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Organization: Public Health-Seattle & King County
Posted: 6/15/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Seattle,  WA    USA
Compensation: $54.04-$68.50 per hour
Position Description: Summary The Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation unit within Public Health – Seattle & King County is seeking to hire an Epidemiologist III to help lead the unit’s community health assessment and program and policy evaluation activities. We are looking for someone who will bring their lived experiences, as well as management and technical competencies, to work on a dynamic portfolio of projects that aim to improve the health of King County residents. We seek to operationalize and embed equity in all our work.

The work will focus primarily on managing APDE’s diverse portfolio of projects, supervising technical staff including Epidemiologists and Social Research Scientists, conducting strategic planning and prioritization of APDE’s short and long-term strategic goals, supporting strategic goals of the department, and building and strengthening relationships within the department and across organizations and sectors through data partnerships. Senior Epidemiologists are expected to represent APDE and the Department’s data priorities and activities via both internal and external stakeholder engagement.

Qualifications: Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Deep knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices; lived experience with and understanding of the effect of place-based, race-based and policy & systems inequities on communities and populations.

Demonstrated knowledge of epidemiological, biostatistical, and quantitative analysis methods and experience applying these in the public health practice context; developing data visualizations tailored to meet the needs of specific audiences; data and information dissemination practices, including use of community engagement to shape storytelling and information sharing; methods, tools, and techniques of applied research; data collection methods, including surveys; working with large datasets, including assessing data quality and conducting record linkage.

Demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership; act as a liaison between Public Health and the community, elected officials, and representatives of local, state, and national government agencies; convene and/or participate in community coalitions and/or partnerships; and report research findings through scientific publications, reports, lectures, seminars, planning documents, and community meetings.

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple ongoing projects in an environment of changing priorities, with time and budget constraints; identify and determine project scope of work for new and existing studies; identify and determine funding sources; and conduct feasibility studies to anticipate future epidemiological needs of the community.

Demonstrated ability to collect or acquire data to assess health status and social well- being, health behaviors, and access to health care and social services; interpret complex epidemiologic and qualitative analyses and use the results to inform population health strategy and development of health promotion policies and programs.

Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and evaluate complex epidemiologic analysis; translate research findings into clear and concise public health information for multiple audiences.

Demonstrated ability to hire, train, and provide technical oversight and assistance to staff for community health assessment and research studies; provide supervision to professional and technical staff; and ensure successful team interaction.

Skill and demonstrated proficiency in: Microsoft Office products (such as Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams); database software, data visualization, project management, and software for quantitative analysis (such as Stata, R, SQL, Python, Tableau, GitHub).


Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the work. Desired Qualifications: Local experience in King County or Washington State.

Demonstrated experience with and commitment to equity-focused data to inform public health practice.

Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience (3 or more years in a management position).

PhD and/or MPH in epidemiology or related public health field.

Organization Description: Public Health Seattle & King County works to protect and improve the health and well-being of all people in Seattle and King County. A major focus of the Department is to eliminate inequities in social and health outcomes. The Department is joining with partners at the local, state, and national levels to leverage opportunities to shape innovative and collaborative approaches for improving the health and well-being of all communities and individuals in our region. This position is based in the Assessment, Policy Development, and Evaluation (APDE) unit of Public Health – Seattle and King County. APDE is a nationally recognized leader in community health assessment, providing health assessment data and analysis to inform planning, policies, and actions, and to develop innovative interventions to improve the health of King County residents. More information about the work of the APDE unit can be found at spx.

Closing Date: 9/15/2022
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Contact Name: Melissa Shah,  Senior Epidemiologist (Epidemiologist III)
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Seattle   WA  
United States
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