Salary: $28.60-$34.91 hourly / $4,973-$6,071 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, plans, designs, and
implements epidemiological research projects; analyzes and
interprets statistical data to monitor and identify results of
county-wide health studies, populations at risk, and community
environmental factors causing disease; and performs related duties
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Interprets and analyzes statistical data for public health
managers and advises them of implications of the data for public
health policy; defines the type of data to gather for surveys;
gathers and reviews current statistical literature; defines
populations of interest to develop health studies for specific
groups in the county, and develops statistical and technical summary
reports based on surveys.
2. Implements epidemiological research projects; plans, coordinates,
and directs collection, coding, and entry of data; develops and
maintains computerized databases to monitor the current health
status of target groups.
3. Evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of intervention or
control strategies; and determines health status outcomes in order
to ensure that established program standards are met.
4. Consults with personnel from within the department, other County
departments, public and private community agencies, and health
providers to coordinate surveillance of health data.
1. Possession of a master's degree in epidemiology or biostatistics
from an accredited university; or
2. possession of a master's degree in public health with
specialization in epidemiology or biostatistics from an accredited
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: principles and methods of biostatistics and
demography; principles, theories, and procedures of epidemiology,
including study design, statistical analysis, and causal inference;
current research and trends in public health; appropriate computer
processing methods used to generate, organize and display
statistical and research data; and standard English grammar,
spelling, and usage.
Ability to: apply mathematical formulas and make calculations;
select and apply appropriate statistical methods for collecting and
summarizing varied and complex field data; gather, organize,
analyze, and report epidemiological and biostatistical data;
evaluate possible intervention strategies; apply epidemiological and
biostatistical design method theories and advanced statistical
analysis; design, develop, and maintain manual and/or computerized
databases; use computer software programs to perform statistical
analysis; read and understand complex technical information in
mathematical or diagrammatical form; speak and write clearly,
concisely, and logically; and establish and maintain cooperative
relationships with representatives from other departments, general
public, and outside organizations.