COVID-19 Population Epidemiologist TEMP

Job ID
2020-3968
Position Type
Full-Time
Hiring Pay/Range
$29.16 - $34.99
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 population epidemiologist for its COVID-19 response. The COVID-19 Population Epidemiologist is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and communicating the data associated with COVID-19 that can support data-driven decisions.

Details

Specifically, this role: 

  • Develops and applies epidemiological approaches to understanding the distribution and determinants of disease in populations in order to generate knowledge to guide decision-making and prioritization surrounding LCDHE's efforts to improve COVID-19 response efforts.
  • Provides indirect or direct supervision over COVID-19 response team members.
  • Utilizes advanced mathematical and statistical methods using SAS or other statistical software to identify COVID-19 trends in the community.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness, assesses the needs of the community, and recommends improvements to COVID-19 response procedures and services to meet those needs.
  • Works with COVID-19 task force leads to plan, design, and implement program evaluation.
  • Conducts ongoing analysis of COVID-19 data in the community for the purposes of surveillance and community health assessment.
  • Assists with maintaining LCDHE's COVID-19 data dashboard.
  • Builds relationships and explores data sharing with community partners, professional groups, and the general public to assure that the COVID-19 public health data needs of the community are met.
  • Participates in the communicable disease on-call program.

 

To see the full job description click here.

 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to communicate with the general public in a calm and collected manner. 
  • Be self-directed.
  • Have an understanding of epidemiology and data analysis.
  • Work in a culturally competent manner.

 

This position might be for you if you:

  • Take personal responsibility in providing exceptional customer service in order to promote and maintain a positive Public Health image, constructive working environment, and foster pride and professionalism in the workplace and community.
  • Perform duties independently and without close supervision.
  • Can multi-task, problem-solve, negotiate, provide effective conflict resolution, and coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Are willing to take instruction and feedback.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience in Public Health or Epidemiology or related fields required.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience working at a state or local public health agency or directly related field, with duties and similar responsibilities related to epidemiology or communicable disease surveillance.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License required. 

 

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 is a full time temporary position with no anticipated end date.

 

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.  Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.

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