Epidemiologist, Bend, OR
Deschutes County is accepting applications for an Epidemiologist. This is a limited-duration position expiring on June 30, 2019. Continuation of employment is contingent upon continued/additional grant funding. This position will be responsible for analyzing surveillance data such as health indicators, risk factors, and disease information. Incumbent will design, coordinate, and manage special surveillance and/or evaluation procedures where there is no other existing data available; develop and conduct various trainings related to epidemiologist and program evaluation issues; design and conduct program evaluations; develop protocols to investigate and respond to emergent health situations; and prepare technical reports and grants. Topics of major interest to our department for this position include suicide, substance use disorders, non-communicable diseases, social determinants of health, and program effectiveness.
Education, Experience Certifications
A Bachelor's degree in epidemiology, public health (with major course work in epidemiology) or statistics and two years of experience performing epidemiological or statistical work in a behavioral health, public health, and/or a community-based health environment.
Preferred will be given for:
- MPH or advanced public health or scientific degree.
- Author or co-author of at least one peer-reviewed publication.
Must have knowledge and skill in the following:
- Federal, state and local disease reporting requirements.
- Principles, methods, and practices of epidemiology including the symptoms, causes, control, and prevention of communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, and injuries.
- Epidemiological study design, analytical procedures and interpretive methods.
- Statistical analysis (quantitative and qualitative).
- Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.
- Identifying relationships and trends in data as well as factors that could affect the results of research.
Must have ability to:
- Perform and assist in collection, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of technical, medical, demographic, and statistical data and laboratory results.
- Manipulate and analyze large, complex data sets.
- Identify relationships and trends in data as well as factors that could affect the results of research.
- Identify problems and conduct research to develop and implement solutions.
- Organize, execute and document multi-dimensional projects.
- Provide technical consultation to agency personnel, colleagues, and the public.
- Maintain confidentiality and adhere to established guidelines to protect clients and research participants when conducting scientific inquiries.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others at all times.
To apply and learn more visit www.deschutes.org/jobs