The Larimer County Health and Environment Department is seeking an EPR (Emergency Preparedness and Response) Epidemiologist to join our team.
The EPR epidemiologist is a grant-funded emergency preparedness position that serves as an epidemiological and technical resource for Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, as well as for other local public health agencies and partners within the eleven county Northeast region. Services provided to local and regional partners will be focused on public health, epidemiology, and disease prevention. This position collaborates with other regional staff funded by the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement, local public health agency staff (especially staff that work on communicable disease issues), and other public health partners (local, state and regional) in researching, developing, communicating, coordinating, and executing epidemiologic aspects of public health preparedness and response efforts and strategies.
Our mission is to promote a healthy community and reduce unnecessary suffering caused by preventable disease, disability, or death. This mission is accomplished by providing community health and environmental health services, communicable disease control, health education, vital records management, health data assessment, development of policies that advance the public's health, and advocacy for community-based services that provide needed health care. We believe that the work we do is vital in keeping our community safe and healthy, and take pride in our work.
Key Tasks in this Role:
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Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for someone who is able to work independently, without close supervision. To fill this role, you must have the ability to multi-task. Work will require you to problem-solve, negotiate, provide conflict resolution, and coordinate several projects simultaniously. Though you'll primarily be based out of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, this position may require travel throughout most of Larimer County and also throughout the eleven county region (Larimer, Weld, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma, Cheyenne, Lincoln, and Kit Carson Counties). Additionally due to the nature of this work, you must be able to be reached and work outside normal business hours as necessary.
You must have a Bachelor's level degree from an accredited college or university with a focus on Environmental Health, Public Health, or a science-based/health care professional discipline. Three years of professional experience working with a state or local public health agency, in a health care setting, or in a directly related field with duties related to epidemiology, communicable disease, and emergency preparedness and response is required. If a candidate does not currently possess OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER (Hazerdouse Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Certification, the candidate must be able to complete this within 6 months of hire.
To be considered for this position, you must attach a resume and cover letter in your applicant account.
This is a 100% grant funded position to fulfill public health Emergency Preparedness and Response grant deliverables.
Skills assessment testing may be administered
An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
This position will close at 10:00 PM on the closing date listed.