Emergency Preparedness and Response Regional Epidemiologist

Job ID
2020-3940
Position Type
Full-Time
Hiring Pay/Range
$29.1586 - $34.9903
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Department
Health & Environment
Reporting Location : Location
US-CO-Fort Collins

Overview

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is looking for a Emergency Preparedness and Response Regional Epidemiologist. The emergency preparedness and response (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. Public Health Preparedness activities include daily monitoring of surveillance systems to rapidly detect outbreaks of illness resulting from either naturally occurring or international events that pose potential public health threat and emergencies. This position collaborates with other regional staff, 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.

 

About Us:

 

The Department of Health and Environment's mission - Working to provide everyone in Larimer County the opportunity for a healthy life.

 

To learn more about the Department of Health and Environment's mission, vision and strategic plan click here.

Details

Specifically, this position will be responsible for:

  • Disease surveillance.
  • Epidemiological consulting for hospitals, other healthcare organizations and the Health Department’s Communicable Disease team and Consumer Protection team.
  • Assisting with investigation of individual disease cases, clusters, and outbreaks of public health importance including conducting case interviews and field investigations, study and questionnaire design, tracking system design, data entry and analysis and report generation. Implements appropriate disease control and prevention measures based on agency protocols, the State Health Department Communicable Disease Manual, CDC guidance, and known best practices.
  • Coordinating with multiple partner agencies to meet project goals and to develop effective, collaborative relationships.
  • Collecting and monitoring reportable diseases.
  • Serving as part of the communicable disease team and as a member of the on-call emergency response team.

 

To see the full job description click here.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of epidemiological systems, practices, and terminology.
  • Great interpersonal and interview skills.
  • The ability to talk to people, follow direction, and work well with others
  • Leadership experience.
  • Experience in accomplishing projects as a team.
  • Experience in epidemiological systems such as EpiX.
  • Emotional Intelligence.
  • A positive attitude.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental or public health or science-based or health care professional field/discipline required. Master's degree of Public Health or Science in epidemiology, biostatistics, or closely related field preferred.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience working at a state or local public health agency, health care setting, or directly related field, with duties and similar responsibilities related to epidemiology, communicable disease and emergency preparedness and response required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License required.

Other things to note:

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. Successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

 

This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

Employee Benefits

Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.

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