Epidemiologist 2 - Georgia Department of Public Health


CLOSING DATE: August 27, 2020


JOB #: 16147

POSTED: July 27, 2020



Job Title: Epidemiologist 2
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 07/26/20 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $36,268.09 – $51,811.56 Annually

Job Type: Full Time Salaried
Location: 2 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Georgia

Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the entire population as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, Capitol Hill Fitness Center access, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Epidemiologist 2. Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:
Under supervision of the Epidemiology Preparedness Director, the COVID Epidemiologist 2 will be responsible for providing surge epidemiologic support in developing and conducting epidemiologic and outbreak investigations, surveillance and interventions, and implementing measures of control. This position will conduct surveillance of COVID-19 and other acute infectious diseases. The position will collect, analyze and interpret statistical data related to individual cases and outbreaks of COVID-19, respond to inquiries about, and improves response plans and surveillance systems for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

The COVID Epidemiologist 2 will be responsible for:
•           Collect, analyze, manage, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data.
•           Receive, interpret, and respond to requests for data from DPH.
•           Maintain existing datasets and corresponding documentation.
•           Assist in developing recommendations for data-driven, evidence-based interventions, policies, and control measures in response to epidemiologic findings.
•           Prepare written reports and presentations that communicate necessary information to staff, the public, and partners.
•           Identify surveillance needs; assist with design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of public health surveillance systems.
•           Provide epidemiologic input into epidemiologic studies, public health programs, and community public health planning processes.
•           Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal and organizational skills.


Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Public Health or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field
Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field
Two years at the lower level (HCP180) or position equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications;
A Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH or MSPH) or a related master’s degree in public health and at least two years experience in epidemiology – OR a Bachelor’s degree or other non-epidemiology professional degree or certification in a health-related area (e.g. RN, RD) without formal academic epidemiology training and with at least 4 years experience performing epidemiology work under the guidance of a senior level epidemiologist.

Preferred Qualifications:

MPH or MSPH, awarded by an Association of Schools of Public Health accredited program, with a concentration in Epidemiology or at least 24 credit hours in epidemiology and biostatistics
At least two years of experience performing epidemiologic activities
Relevant knowledge of job area indicated by at least 3 graduate-level credit hours or one year of work experience in that area

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