Job Title EPIDEMIOLOGIST
Salary $51,958.00 – $77,936.00 Annually
Job Type HEALTH
Location BOARD OF HEALTH, GA
Department BOARD OF HEALTH
Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field required; supplemented by one year of epidemiologic work in a public health setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: None.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
The examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be qualified. If selected, an official, accredited college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL BEFORE THEY ARE SUBMITTED. PLEASE REVIEW ALL APPLICATIONS FOR ACCURACY AND MAKE ALL CORRECTIONS BEFORE SUBMITTAL BECAUSE ERRORS CAN RESULT IN NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED BY THE PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT.
Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to perform duties related to assisting in planning and conducting epidemiologic investigations of diseases; performing formal case control and cohort studies of complex health issues; and provide related consultation to departmental staff and health care providers. Epidemiologist I is distinguished from Epidemiologist II in that the former is responsible for assisting in planning and conducting epidemiologic investigations, performing formal case control and cohort studies of complex health issues, in addition to providing consultation to departmental staff and other health care providers, whereas the latter is responsible for the investigation, control, and prevention of communicable diseases, in addition to providing consultation, training, and technical assistance to other health care providers.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assists in planning and conducting epidemiologic investigations, including performing formal case control and cohort studies of complex health issues.
Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares required and requested epidemiological reports.
Provides consultation, limited training/technical assistance to employees, community organizations, and other health care professionals, on disease risks, control, and prevention.
Performs various support duties in assigned divisions, including serving as on-call epidemiologist, completing assigned projects, and developing and/or recommending programs and procedures for special projects.
Researches, maintains, and utilizes current information on communicable diseases and prevention.
Prepares reports and statistical data for evaluation and interpretation purposes to determine potential risks from exposure to potential diseases.
Attends various seminars and conferences as assigned.