Under general direction, assesses community health status via collection, analysis and reporting of community health status outcome data; evaluates health impact of department programs; and performs related duties as required.
This classification in the Public Health Division is characterized by professional responsibility for providing a departmental-wide framework for appraising the health status of the community, including determining local morbidity levels and patterns of disease and assisting in monitoring the effectiveness of public health activities in addressing community health indicators.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Principles and methods of public health practices and theories, collecting, tabulating, and interpreting public health and medical statistical data; the principles of demography, biostatistics and epidemiology as applied to health and social problems; sample size determination; computer data processing methods to generate, organize and display statistical data; methods of projecting population trends and characteristics; professional literature and current trends in epidemiology and public health practice; effective communication techniques; grant writing; and demonstrated understanding of health equity and how to incorporate health equity best practice principles into epidemiologic methods.
Provide effective technical assistance, consultation and, where appropriate, training to Public Health Division staff; utilize data base, word processing, and communications software applications; familiarity or ability to learn appropriate applications including communicable disease reporting systems such as CalREDIE, statistical analysis programs such as Stata or SPSS; and other relevant applications including Microsoft Access and ArcGIS; develop and maintain cooperative, effective, and respectable working relationships with staff, community agencies, and the public; speak clearly, concisely and logically; use tact and persuasion in eliciting information; interpret data and draw valid conclusions; provide accurate and appropriately referenced information in response to data requests; write clear, concise reports, including easily understood tables and graphs; develop realistic implementation plans, work schedules and cost estimates of proposed activities; set priorities and meet deadlines; keep supervisor informed in a timely manner regarding progress on projects, schedule, or cost estimates and problems encountered; and plan, initiate and complete work assignments with minimal supervision. Maintain confidentiality and HIPPA compliance.
EDUCATION AND EXPIERIENCE:
EITHER PATTERN I
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related public health field with coursework in both epidemiology and biostatistics.
Experience: Three to five years of experience in designing and conducting epidemiological investigations or studies and interpreting epidemiological or demographic data.
OR PATTERN II
Education: Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related public health field (with a minimum of one year of course work in epidemiology and one year in biostatistics).
Experience: At least one post degree year of experience in designing and conducting epidemiological investigations or studies and interpreting epidemiological or demographic data.