COVID-19 Outbreak Investigator TEMP

Job ID
Position Type
Hiring Pay/Range
$24.10 - $28.92
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Health & Environment
Reporting Location : Location
US-CO-Fort Collins


Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is looking for an Outbreak Investigator to join the team. The Outbreak Investigator assists the epidemiologists and task force leads in program development, routine surveillance, and outbreak investigations. The purpose of the work is to assist with the COVID response by conducting routine and outbreak investigations in coordination with employers, long term care facilities, schools and other organizations.


Specifically, this position will:


  • Conduct outbreak investigations as assigned by the task force lead.
  • Follow up with employers, long term care facilities and other organizations who have a reported COVID case associated with them.
  • Serve as a general back-up to the task force lead.
  • Coordinates with state and local health departments, hospitals, and other partners to ensure timely disease reporting and appropriate specimen collection.
  • Assist in data entry involving outbreak investigations.
  • Participates in disease outbreak investigations, including collecting data from partner agencies, providing guidance and writing reports.
  • Assists in disseminating results of investigations, special studies, routine surveillance, and analyses of health outcome data.
  • Develop and provide reports from investigations to share with state and local health departments.
  • Participate in the communicable disease on-call program.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have advanced organizational and teamwork skills.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; familiarity with SAAS and Epi Info preferred.
  • Have knowledge of basic statistical procedures and data interpretation.
  • Have experience in public health and program implementation.


This position may be for you if you:

  • Have the ability to think critically about public health problems and develop collaborative solutions.
  • Are able to work in a culturally competent manner.
  • Have the ability to prioritize tasks efficiently.
  • Can communicate effectively.
  • 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.


  • 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 a valid Driver's License by date of hire 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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