Performs complex studies on the distribution and determinants of infectious diseases and other public health issues. Conducts surveillance activities and investigations of reportable diseases. Collects, manages, and analyzes data and makes recommendations for infection prevention, control and eradication.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Community Health, or other closely related field, plus three (3) years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
It is mandatory that all new hires receive the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) vaccine before beginning employment or provide a copy of their immunization record prior to starting employment. The immunization record must show the vaccine name and date received.
Upon hire, a two-step Tuberculosis skin test will be required. The first will need to be placed prior to starting employment.
- Manages active and passive surveillance activities on infectious diseases, environmental health events, public health syndromes, chronic diseases, injuries, and similar issues. Develops conclusions from surveillance data and identifies implications for public health programs.
- Designs instruments and methods for the collection and analysis of disease-related data. Evaluates usefulness of information collected and makes changes as needed. Communicates key findings from data analysis to decision makers and the public.
- Conducts and leads field investigations to determine sources of illness.
- Utilizes, maintains, and modifies public health databases used to organize and analyze data, ensuring the confidentiality of information.
- Interprets data using epidemiological methods to describe public health problems, population impacted, and factors contributing to the findings. Provides data to help establish targeted prevention activities and program goals and provides education as needed.
- Collaborates and serves as a liaison with health care providers, health agencies, law enforcement agencies, and other key partners to identify cases that meet surveillance criteria and obtain information needed for investigations.
- Receives and follows-up on reports about suspected bio-terrorism.
- Publishes and/or presents results from data analysis for annual report and other publications.
- Researches, prepares, and submits grant proposals.