Salt Lake County

Analytic Epidemiologist

Job Locations US-UT-SALT LAKE CITY
Requisition ID 2023-33200
# of Openings
1
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
1 week ago(1/20/2023 5:00 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Health Department
Location : Location
US-UT-SALT LAKE CITY
Location : Address
610 S 200 E
Location : Postal Code
84111
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time (Merit)
Requisition Post Information* : Post End Date
2/21/2023
Grade
015
Posted Min
$63,695.00/Yr.
Posted Max
$95,543.00/Yr.

Job Description

Salt Lake County… A career with a purpose in the community you love!

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.

What it is like to work here:

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community.  To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop.

Surround yourself with:

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community.  Community is more than a place... it’s our heart and service that bring us together.

We encourage a work life balance:

Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck.  A career with /Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks.  We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year.  

 

Additional Benefits include:

  • Retirement options for hybrid pension/401(k) or 401(k) only with a 10% contribution
  • Medical coverage including a 100% county paid premium option-Dental and Vision coverage including coverage for adult designees.
  • Health Savings account with a county contribution up to $1200/year, Flexible Spending Account
  • Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability
  • Professional Development
  • Plus: Onsite medical clinic, childcare, and gym; hospital insurance, pet insurance auto and home insurance and discounts at County facilities.

JOB SUMMARY

 

Performs complex studies on the distribution and determinants of infectious and chronic diseases and other public health issues. Conducts surveillance activities and investigations of reportable diseases. Collects, manages, and analyzes data to make recommendations for disease prevention and control.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Epidemiology, Public Administration, Health Education, Health Promotion, Community Health, or other closely related field, plus three (3) years of related experience; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

 

A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah is required to drive to various work sites.


It is mandatory that all new hires receive the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular 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.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • 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 policymakers and the public.
  • Conducts epidemiologic studies and leads field investigations to assess risk factors for adverse health outcomes and to determine sources of disease outbreaks, interpret findings, and disseminate recommended prevention and control measures.
  • 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, 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 research to inform public health professionals and the community.
  • Researches, prepares, and submits grant proposals.

Additional Information

This is an analytic epidemiology position focused on communicable disease surveillance and emergency response. The analytic epidemiology team utilizes the R statistical language to conduct surveillance and data analytics, create data visualizations, reports, and dashboards.

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