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Epidemiologist, Fresno, CA

Organization: County of Fresno
Category: Epidemiologist
Location: Fresno, CA
Date Job Posted: August 18, 2022
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$34.89 - $42.43 Hourly
$2,791.00 - $3,394.00 Biweekly
$6,047.17 - $7,353.67 Monthly
$72,566.00 - $88,244.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 08/18/22
CLOSING DATE: 08/29/22 04:00 PM


Scheduled Salary Increase: 3% effective 9/19/22


The Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health is offering a rewarding and challenging career opportunity for the position of Epidemiologist.

Epidemiologists are responsible for activities related to identifying and controlling communicable diseases. Incumbents plan, conduct, and evaluate epidemiological studies to determine patterns of disease in the community; conduct descriptive and advanced analytic data analyses on large and small public health datasets utilizing appropriate methodological techniques and computer software; assess the risk of possible epidemics or other disease hazards; and coordinate remedial action including education, case management and evaluation of results. Additionally, incumbents prepare reports, data visualizations, and correspondence, as well as represent the community as an consultant on epidemiologic, database, or statistical issues.

Fresno County is a richly diverse community, and in order to support and serve ALL persons in our community, the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive overall system of care through a commitment to equity, diversity, and affirming care. We are dedicated to providing quality, culturally responsive services that promote wellness, recovery, and resilience for individuals and families whom we serve.

It is imperative for us to protect and improve the lives of Fresno County residents served by the Department and our partners in our system of care by acknowledging the long-standing historic and ongoing inequities that black, indigenous and people of color, those living in poverty, LGBTQ+ members and other marginalized and underserved communities have experienced with the behavioral health system.

We place a great deal of importance on having Behavioral Health system of care team members who possess lived experience, are reflective of our community, and have the expertise to ensure our workforce is culturally and linguistically responsive and maximizes our diversity to render quality services in the most responsive, affirming, and caring manner possible for the persons we serve.

Please note: The current vacancies exist within the Department of Behavioral Health; however, the eligible list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur. Additionally, the eligible list will be used to fill both extra-help and permanently allocated positions. Individuals selected for extra-help appointment may be transitioned to a permanently allocated position at a later date as authorized by the Fresno County Personnel Rules.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group I – Light Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require only light physical effort and may include lifting of small, light objects and some bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Considerable walking or standing may be involved.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Please click here to review the Samples of Duties


Please click here to review the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Epidemiologist applicants must qualify under one (1) of the options listed below:


Education: Possession of a master's degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology or Biostatistics that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system.


Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in Biology, Nursing, Public Health, or a closely related field that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system.

Experience: Two (2) years of full time, paid work experience in communicable disease control; planning, conducting and evaluating epidemiological studies; or analyzing public health statistics.

In addition to the options listed above, the following may be required:

License: Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent, may be required.


  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline). Please fully list your education and work experience, including current position. Failure to list current, complete, and accurate education and work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) will result in disqualification of your application.
  • In the Education section of your application, please provide complete information for each school attended. Please provide the school's name, school's location, the type and number of units earned (semester or quarter), type of degree earned (bachelor's degree, master's degree, etc.) and which major or program was completed. Failure to completely list education within the job application will disqualify the applicant from consideration.
  • If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted. Documentation must be provided by the closing date and time of this recruitment. You must attach a copy to your online employment application; fax a copy to (559) 455-4788, Attn: Mitchell Norvise; or hand deliver a copy to our office. Late submission of documentation will not be accepted.
  • College/University transcripts may be requested to verify completion of qualifying education.
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.


Depending upon the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for one or more of the processes listed below:

  • Certify Without Examination - In instances where the number of eligible candidates is less than or equal to the number of qualified applicants the Department is entitled to receive under Personnel Rule 4212, the competitive examination process will be waived and the names will be certified without an examination.
  • Online Examination - If required, the written examination will be offered in an online format. Please indicate on the supplemental questionnaire if you have the ability to complete an online examination.

Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list, effective for a minimum of 3 months (may be extended up to an additional 12 months), and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.


  • Fresno County Employment Application(must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire

Please note: All required application materials must be received online only via our website by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted via U.S. mail, email, fax, or in person in our office will not be accepted. Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.


Online only: Applications may be found at:

Open Job Information Flyer and click "Apply" to begin the online application process. Failure to complete the job application or failure to follow the application instructions (such as the formatting of education or work experience) will result in the disqualification of the applicant. Amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline.

Once the filing deadline has passed, you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to:

Please be advised that it is the applicant's responsibility to notify Human Resources of any mailing address and telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. mail from Human Resources are not forwarded ("Return Service" is requested, therefore mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).

For the safety of our employees the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State and Local Orders related to COVID-19, including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job- related factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, examination or selection process may contact Human Resources at (559) 600-1830 at least five days prior to the scheduled date or deadline.


Analyst: Mitchell Norvise

County of Fresno, Human Resources Employment Services Division
2220 Tulare St., 14th Floor Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 600-1830

Position #22-0204 EPIDEMIOLOGIST

EPIDEMIOLOGIST Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. If required to take an online examination, do you have access to a computer with an internet connection that will allow you to take the examination? This examination will take approximately one (1) hour. If you marked 'no', please contact our office at (559) 600-1830 as soon as possible.

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