Salary: $73,570.00 – $92,498.00 Annually
Location: Appleton, WI
Job Type: Full-time
Department: DHHS Public Health Nursing
Typical Work Hours/Shift: Discussed at Interview
Reporting to the Public Health Officer/Manager, the Epidemiologist position completes or oversees professional, epidemiological, investigative work by assisting in the design, implementation, and analysis of epidemiological investigations and communicable disease follow-up for disease surveillance or special studies and other associated health issues. The purpose of the work is to: gather data that describes the community’s health, provide interpretation and illustration of these data within the Division and to the community, provide data and information concerning service delivery, and propose practices or policies based on findings that will preserve or promote public health.
The following duties are most critical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs epidemiological and statistical analyses on variety of data and prepares results for review.
Plans and conducts epidemiologic studies and outbreak investigations to address important and practical public health problems and to plan programs.
Designs, manipulates, and uses databases for analysis of health problems to assess the potential public health impact such as chronic illness conditions, disease risk factors, or other adverse health outcomes.
Identifies and evaluates a wide range of health conditions within an assigned program area to recognize public health problems pertinent to the population and to determine feasibility and approach to epidemiologic investigation.
Uses known techniques for analyzing epidemiologic investigation data, adapts, or combines a variety of existing statistical methods to fulfill specific project needs.
Supports the state-wide disease reporting system including the implementation of the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS).
Uses surveillance systems to collect disease or health outcome data.
Generates descriptive analyses of surveillance data for a variety of audiences.
Lead in the design, management, and use of surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance.
Identifies opportunities for improvement and innovation proactively and offers viable recommendations to the Division.
Identifies program surveillance data needs, designs instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data, and implements new, or revises existing surveillance systems.
Conducts advanced descriptive and comprehensive analyses of surveillance data for multiple audiences.
Reports key findings and performs evaluations of the surveillance system.
Present at meetings, conferences or other forums to a variety of stakeholders.
Provides scientific advice and technical assistance to communities and outside partners with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation expertise.
Development and dissemination of data and epidemiologic findings.
Designs and prepares reports from analyses of surveillance data and other information.
Participates on internal and external committees and workgroups related to areas of expertise.
Consults Division staff by advising on data methodology and available data resources.
Updates surveillance system data by obtaining health databases and generating statistical output.
Disseminates results of investigations, special studies, routine surveillance and analyses of health outcome data.
Provides leadership and technical guidance to the activities of the Division.
Maintains emergency preparedness core Public Health competencies by participating in preparedness training, exercises, and assists in emergency response.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a similar field. Master’s degree preferred.
Two years of work experience within a public health agency or infectious disease surveillance preferred.
Two years of experience in managing projects of high complexity and a variety of internal/external stakeholders preferred.
Valid WI driver’s license.
Required or Preferred Skills
Comprehension of complex information presented in mathematical or diagram form and assimilate abstract and concrete variables.
Interpretation of empirical research from professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.
Expertise in the fundamentals and principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, and data visualization.
Familiarity with current, state-of-the-art statistical methods.
SQL, SAS, SPSS, SharePoint, geographic information systems (GIS), Quick Base, Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, Tableau, and the Internet.
Ability to oversee data entry, data cleaning, and data quality assessment and documentation with strong knowledge or experience with epidemiologic study design.
High level analytical and problem-solving skills, experience with sampling methodologies preferred.
Attention to detail and strong communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with public health and healthcare professionals and internal partners.
Knowledge and application of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and protection of health information.
Ability to complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and work independently.
Demonstrated reliability and integrity.
Knowledge of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. (http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Pages/Core_Public_Health_Competencies.aspx). Developed by the Council on Linkages, the Core Competencies reflect skills that are desirable for professionals who deliver the Essential Public Health Services. The Core Competencies serve as the foundation for public health practices and are intertwined in the key responsibilities listed above.
OUTAGAMIE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE COUNTY WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND ENCOURAGES BOTH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES AND INCUMBENTS TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL ACCOMMODATIONS WITH THE EMPLOYER.
|Job Category||Public Health|
|Date Posted:||October 15, 2020|