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La County Jobs in Los Angeles – Epidemiologist

Website County of Los Angeles

Job Description:

Positions allocable to this class typically report to a Supervising Epidemiologist, physician, or higher-level manager. Under general direction, positions are responsible for planning, designing, conducting and/or managing epidemiologic studies, field investigations, and complex surveillance systems. This responsibility includes assignments of a single large and complex project or multiple smaller projects; developing study protocols and methodologies, conducting advanced data analyses, responding to complex data requests, and preparing community reports and technical reports that involve interpretation of findings and policy recommendations. Epidemiologists may also provide technical and administrative supervision to Epidemiology Analysts and other lower-level professional and technical support staff.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts investigations of environmental health threats, including collecting and analyzing health and environmental data; prepares interpretation of findings and disseminates recommended prevention and control measures.
  • Analyzes health-related trends; assesses individual- and community-level risk factors in the population; interprets and reports findings that have public health implications and develops policy recommendations.
  • Plans, manages, and evaluates data collection and surveillance systems to investigate and control acute, chronic, and other health related diseases.
  • Supports program and policy planning activities of the department with reports and information and by serving as an epidemiological content specialist on program planning or evaluation team.
  • Plans, conducts, and evaluates epidemiological studies and investigations of disease outbreaks; including the development of study design and methodology, analysis of case and control data, and preparation of reports on the study or investigation findings.
  • Responds to complex requests for data on health-related statistics and associated risk behaviors.
  • Conducts complex data analyses on large and small datasets using methodological techniques and computer software appropriate for epidemiological analysis.

Job Requirements:

  • Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
  • Experience working with large Public Datasets (e.g. US Census, NHANES and NHIS)
  • Experience working with Epidemiologic research methodology (e.g. epidemiologic measures, study design, stratified analysis techniques).
  • Experience working with Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) programming language (e.g. merging, concatenating and transposing large datasets, and using macros, arrays, SQL).
  • Experience working with modeling techniques to predict trends or assess the impact of public health efforts in chronic and infectious disease prevention and control (e.g. such as but not limited to discrete event modeling, agent-based modeling, and related data simulations).
  • Experience working with advanced statistics (e.g. Poisson, generalized linear, logistic, logic, negative binomial, hierarchical, and Bayesian regression).
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Qualification & Experience:

  • A Master’s degree* from an accredited college or university with specialization in epidemiology.
  • Three (3) years of full-time experience assisting in the design, conduct, and evaluation of epidemiologic studies and field investigations.
  • A Doctoral degree* from an accredited college or university with a specialization in epidemiology.

Job Details:

Company: County of Los Angeles

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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