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Epidemiologist, Bend, OR


Deschutes County Health Services

Epidemiologist

Bend, OR

January 12, 2018


Deschutes County is accepting applications for an Epidemiologist. This is a limited-duration position expiring on June 30, 2019. Continuation of employment is contingent upon continued/additional grant funding. This position will be responsible for analyzing surveillance data such as health indicators, risk factors, and disease information. Incumbent will design, coordinate, and manage special surveillance and/or evaluation procedures where there is no other existing data available; develop and conduct various trainings related to epidemiologist and program evaluation issues; design and conduct program evaluations; develop protocols to investigate and respond to emergent health situations; and prepare technical reports and grants. Topics of major interest to our department for this position include suicide, substance use disorders, non-communicable diseases, social determinants of health, and program effectiveness.

Education, Experience Certifications

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.

Preferred will be given for:

  • MPH or advanced public health or scientific degree.
  • Author or co-author of at least one peer-reviewed publication.

Must have knowledge and skill in the following:

  • Federal, state and local disease reporting requirements.
  • Principles, methods, and practices of epidemiology including the symptoms, causes, control, and prevention of communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, and injuries.
  • Epidemiological study design, analytical procedures and interpretive methods.
  • Statistical analysis (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.
  • Identifying relationships and trends in data as well as factors that could affect the results of research.

Must have ability to:

  • Perform and assist in 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.
  • 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.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others at all times.

To apply and learn more visit www.deschutes.org/jobs


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