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Epidemiologist - Deschutes County

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Location: Bend, OR
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #12209
Posted: January 24, 2018

Essential Functions

Designs and conducts program evaluation activities: conducts disease prevention and health promotion programs and public policy presentations; provides consultation and assistance to local agencies, health systems, and elected officials on local behavioral and public health system assessment; develops public health risk assessments models; and makes recommendations for health policy changes, strategic and operational planning based on findings.
Works directly with the management team to identify the budgetary and staffing implications resulting from community health analyses. This may include collecting and analyzing information of a confidential nature.
Develops and conducts various trainings related to epidemiological and program evaluation-related issues; provides technical assistance on issues regarding surveillance, interventions, epidemiologic, program evaluation, statistical analysis, and data interpretation.
Performs other duties as assigned.




A Bachelor’s degree in epidemiology, public health (with major course work in epidemiology) or statistics and two years of experience performing epidemiological or statistical work in a behavioral health, public health, and/or a community-based health environment.

Knowledge and Skills. Requires thorough knowledge of federal, state and local infectious disease reporting requirements;  principles, methods, and practices of epidemiology including the symptoms, causes, means of transmission and control of communicable diseases; epidemiologic study design, analytical procedures, and interpretative methods; skill in statistical analysis (quantitative and qualitative); descriptive and inferential statistical analysis; and identifying relationships and trends in data as well as factors that could affect the results of research.

Abilities. Must have the ability to perform and assist in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of technical, medical, demographic, and statistical data and laboratory results; manipulate and analyze large, complex data sets; identify relationships and trends in data as well as factors that could affect the results of research; identify problems and conduct research to develop and implement solutions; combine pieces of information to form conclusions; organize, execute and document multi-dimensional projects; provide technical consultation to agency personnel, colleagues, and the public; maintain confidentiality and adhere to established guidelines to protect clients and research participants when conducting scientific inquiries; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; use standard office equipment, including PC-based keyboards, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics; and to write clear and concise technical reports or grants.

Physical Requirements. Work is performed in an office environment with little or no exposure to health and safety considerations. Must have the ability to work in an office that is environmentally controlled; possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry; arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment; and an ability to sit, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, stand, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds on an occasional basis. Occasional driving on County business may be required; requires sufficient ambulatory ability to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions.


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