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Job Title: Epidemiologist 1
Job Number:
Organization: Cobb
Posted: 4/27/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Marietta,  GA   
Compensation:
Position Description: Under general supervision, plans, develops, and conducts epidemiologic investigations, surveillance, and interventions limited in scope and/or complexity to determine the causes of diseases and implement methods of disease control. Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares epidemiologic reports. This is the entry/training level of the Epidemiology job series. Incumbents at this level may require additional training or experience to gain full proficiency in some or all of the job responsibilities. Essential functions include, but not limited to: Responsible for disease surveillance and follow-up on notifiable diseases Assists with planning and conducting investigations of diseases, Performs formal case control and cohort studies of complex health issues, Provides related consultation to departmental staff and others, Designs implements and maintains disease surveillance, collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares reports, assists with the development of policies and procedures for new and existing disease control programs, provides training, technical assistance, and consultative services regarding epidemiology and the control of diseases, serves as a point of contact for various personnel regarding moderately complex epidemiologic issues, performs various duties in support of section operations. This job exists because it is a mandated Georgia Public Health function. This job accomplishes the protection of the public’s health by preventing the spread of infectious diseases. This staff person must possess general knowledge of public health epidemiology; good communication skill; excellent organizational and computer skills, including Geographic Information Systems mapping.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Public Health or a closely related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university AND two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills: An MPH in public health epidemiology. Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Organization Description: Cobb and Douglas Public Health a nationally accredited health department, headquartered in Marietta, Georgia since 1920 promotes and protects the health and safety of the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties in partnership with several other agencies. CDPH is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable healthcare services with special attention to the at risk population. We work to achieve healthy people in healthy communities by: Preventing epidemics and spread of disease, Protecting against environmental hazards, preventing injuries, Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, responding to disasters, Assisting in community recovery, and Assuring the quality and accessibility of health care. By excelling at our core responsibilities, we will assist our residents in living healthier, longer and more rewarding lives.

CDPH has adopted the Council on Linkages Core Competency for Public Health Professionals.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Closing Date: 7/27/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Agnes Brown,  Epidemiologist 1
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Contact Email: agnes.brown@dph.ga.gov
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How to Apply: Email State of Georgia Employment Application / Resume to agnes.brown@dph.ga.gov

Additional Information: Thank you for your interest in CDPH. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

Requirements for this position may be subject to: Pre-Employment Drug Screening, Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting, Previous Employment Reference Check, Specific Immunizations, Motor vehicle check, and/or Education and/or Licensure verification.

Web Site Delete Date: 7/27/2017