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Epidemiologist I - Public Health-Seattle & King County

Location: Seattle, WA
Part-time position, 32 hours per week
Closing Date: ongoing recruitment
Job #11343
Posted: April 18, 2017
Description:
Does the following interest you?
 
  •  Developing trainings tailored to the needs and skills of different audiences.
  • Identifying key findings of data analysis and interpreting results.
  • Providing technical assistance to community based organizations, government health and human services departments, and other King County audiences.
  • Conducting analysis to inform actions that will improve health and equity.
  
Public Health – Seattle & King County is seeking an Epidemiologist I to:
 
  • Design and deliver data literacy trainings and provide technical assistance to the staff of community-based organizations, government health and human services departments, and other audiences in King County.
  • Conduct analyses, identify key findings from these data analyses, and highlight those findings in data visualizations and interpretive narrative.
 
Applicants from this job posting may be used to recruit for additional positions in this classification for a period of up to a year.
 
This position will be based in the Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation (APDE) unit of Public Health – Seattle & King County.  An example of a project that positions may work on include Communities Count and Best Starts for Kids projects. 
 
Best Starts for Kids is an initiative to improve the health and well-being of King County by investing in prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families, and communities, and other related projects (www.kingcounty.gov/beststarts).  
 
Communities Count is a public-private partnership that provides reliable, timely, and relevant data to improve the quality of life and to inspire action among those living in King County. Quantitative and qualitative data, maps, and interpretive narrative on indicators of health and well-being are posted on the Communities Count website at www.communitiescount.org. 
 
More information about the APDE unit can be found at http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/data/APDE/about.aspx.
 
Please note: King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.
 
Who may apply: This part time (0.8 FTE), term-limited temporary (TLT) position is open to all qualified applicants  and will remain open until filled, however, first consideration will be given to applications received on or before Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.  Applicants from this job posting may be used to recruit for additional positions in this classification for a period of up to a year.
 
Work schedule:   This position will work up to 32 hours per week (80%). The normal workweek is Monday through Friday. Some occasional weekend and evening work may be required. The projected end date of this term-limited temporary position is 12/31/2018.
 
Work Location: This position will be located in downtown Seattle, at the Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA.  
 
Contact: For more information about the application process contact Sarah Fish at sarah.fish@kingcounty.gov
 Examples of Duties:
  • Design and deliver trainings to community-based organizations, governmental agencies, the public, and other non-technical audiences as requested.
  • Identify key findings from analysis and interpret results.
  • Provide training/technical assistance to non-technical audiences on:
    • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
    • Using data for grant-writing, planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting activities
  • Conduct analysis of public health data.
  • Develop data visualizations and interpretive narrative suitable for non-technical audiences.
  • Prepare information for reports and website.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Skills/Eligibility:

Qualifications:

  • Ability to conduct trainings, including translating and presenting data and evaluation findings into clear information for non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to understand the limitations of data and interpret findings appropriately.
  • Knowledge of public health-related field with course work emphasizing epidemiology and evaluation that is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public health or closely related field.
  • Analytical skills and experience interpreting quantitative and qualitative data using datasets, spreadsheets, charts, maps, visualizations, and narrative.
  • Knowledge and commitment to equity and social justice principles and practices, including knowledge about the characteristics of populations that impact health and well-being.
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets, statistical software (example: Stata), and data visualization tools.
  • Presentation skills, including ability to think on one’s feet and tailor presentations to the needs and skills of different audiences.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Skill in managing multiple projects, working as part of a team, and working with non-technical audiences


Desired Qualifications:
The most competitive applicants will possess:

  •  2+ years of experience in conducting trainings and/or teaching experience
  • 2+ years of experience with analysis, spreadsheets, databases, and/or Tableau software
  • Familiarity with the King County area (geography, communities, etc.)
  • Bilingual written and oral skills
  • Valid WA state driver’s license

 Supplemental Information:Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.

You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.

The selected candidate may be required to pass a thorough background investigation.

This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring

Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISH

 

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