Epidemiologist - Health & Human Services
FORT BEND COUNTY
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
JOB TITLE: EPIDEMIOLOGIST
Monitors the health of the community and investigates health events. Provides technical guidance to develop and implement disease surveillance systems for prevention, treatment, and follow-up procedures in response to disease outbreaks, bioterrorism events or other events of public health importance. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts ongoing assessments of the health of the community through disease surveillance, syndromic surveillance and disease reporting functions. Conducts epidemiological assessments. Leads or assists with collection, sorting and analyzing data to determine course of action. Develops appropriate disease prevention programs for communicable diseases. Assists with the developing and implementing an active surveillance system for reportable conditions, syndromes and unusual health occurrences in the County. Develops protocols for containment response to various reportable conditions and potential weapons of mass destruction. Collaborates with internal and external agencies to develop partnerships to expand the capacity of Fort Bend County’s surveillance and epidemiological programs. Provides information for community outreach before, during and after outbreaks of communicable disease(s). Maintains an accurate database of key response partners in the county, which would provide rapid communication of health information, alerts and guidance. Assists with planning coordinating efforts to gain National Pharmaceutical Stockpile or other rapid response resources in Fort Bend County. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
Master’s Degree in Public Health or related medical field with training in epidemiology. Three years job related experience in infectious disease. Ability to use statistical software. Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills, ability to deal effectively with the public and other employees. Experience collecting and analyzing statistical data, applications of principles and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics. Ability to write and manage grants.
SALARY RANGE: Public Health Grade 11, $2,078.40 - $2,444.80 biweekly based on qualifications
CLOSING: Upon filling position
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.
To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs