County of San DiegoSan Diego 92101
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Epidemiologist Ii-public Health Services

County of San Diego
Full Time San Diego County Health And Human Services Agency, 1130 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, United States


Job Summary
  The County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency is currently accepting applications for EPIDEMIOLOGIST II Interviews will begin on 4/5/23. Job offers for selected candidates will be made beginning 4/24/23. Epidemiologists are public health professionals responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating disease or injury data collection programs and surveillance, perform data collection, data base management and analysis duties, as well as monitoring, reporting, and controlling communicable disease activities within the county. They are responsible for population health surveillance and individual disease case investigation, act as intra- and inter-agency liaisons and consultants, and provide leadership to multi-disciplinary teams within the county. For a complete description of the duties and responsibilities of Epidemiologist II, please click . To learn more about Public Health Services of the Health and Human Services Agency, see the Strategic Plan:  . HIRING TIMELINE AND DATES: The timeline for this recruitment is outlined below. 
  • Job Offer and Background Process begins in April 2023, shortly after the interviews. 
  • Pre-employment Medical Screening: Approximately 3 days following successful background investigation results.
  • Anticipated Start Date: Start date will be based upon successful completion of medical screening or other mutually agreed upon date. 
If you are not selected for this interview process, you may have the opportunity to compete for future vacancies. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
  1. Two (2) years of experience as an Epidemiologist I in the County of San Diego; OR,
  2. A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in public health with specialization in epidemiology, bio-statistics, or a related field, AND, two (2) years of professional epidemiology experience.
 Note: A Ph.D. in epidemiology, public health, life science or a closely related field from an accredited U.S. college or university is highly desirable. The Department of Human Resources removes personally identifiable information from all recruitments.  This practice, called Blind Applicant Screening, hides a candidate’s personal information that could influence or bias a hiring decision. Personal information includes name, phone number, address, gender, age and race. This process helps contribute to a fair and equitable selection process leading to a more diverse and inclusive workforce.   The most highly qualified candidates, based on the evaluation results, will be referred for an interview.  Be sure to include your experience in meeting the minimum requirements in both the Work Experience section and the Supplemental Questionnaire section of the Application.       Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application Work History and/or supplemental questionnaire. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:   As part of the County of San Diego’s pre-employment process, prospective candidates will undergo a background check (including fingerprinting) and a pre-employment medical screening prior to beginning County employment. Additional types of background investigations may be conducted based on the job-related activities of the position. Note: Current County employees may be excluded from this process.    EVALUATION PROCESS: The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a six (6) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental application.  Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system.  If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying. Note:  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of a job, on a case-by-case basis. As an employer of over 19,000 employees, the County of San Diego is an organization committed to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. We recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by our veterans and value the unique expertise and leadership qualities they bring to our workforce. We strive to provide veterans with the resources and tools necessary to maximize their employment opportunities, and to assist veterans with their transition into civilian life by applying the valuable skills, knowledge and training acquired in service to positions and career paths at all levels within our large organization. Click on the resource links below to learn more about how the County of San Diego supports its veterans. The County of San Diego offers preferential credits for military service to assist qualified applicants in transitioning from military to civilian careers with the County of San Diego. Do you need assistance translating your military experience into civilian experience? This tool can help! The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the vision of: a just, sustainable, and resilient future for all. Our values include: integrity, equity, access, belonging, excellence, and sustainability. Each of which are infused throughout our operations. While also embracing a mission of strengthening our communities with innovative, inclusive, and data driven services through a skilled and supported workforce. Click here for more information on our  as well as our commitment to serve everyone, to build a  that will create a County that works for all.  Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers . The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county , city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law. The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority.