Epidemiologist III (Mid-career Epidemiologist, Population Health)
Fairfax County Government
April 23, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) is recruiting a mid-career epidemiologist to advance planning and implementation of population health activities in an expanding Division of Epidemiology & Population Health. As the division includes both communicable disease and population health foci, there will be opportunities to contribute across the spectrum of public health challenges.
The successful candidate will undertake the following key activities to advance population health •Contribute to development of the population health scope-of-work for FCHD, informed by the Fairfax County Community Health Improvement Plan, data on health burden and disparities, emerging threats, and availability of resources. The plan will build on ongoing work related to opioids and to obesity, nutrition and physical activity. •Conduct surveillance for and monitor the health status, outcomes and disparities among the Fairfax County population; implement complex epidemiological investigations of chronic disease in the community to inform public health action; incorporate analysis of the social determinants of health and underlying causes for health behaviors and outcomes and disseminate results in reports, presentations and publications. •Provide technical expertise and/or lead in the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve population health outcomes using evaluation results and quality improvement methods to enhance program effectiveness. •Develop and implement research on population health, presenting and publishing results. •Collaborate with other programs within FCHD including the Division of Community Health Development, the Division of Health Services and the Health In All Policies Coordinator, with other Fairfax County agencies and with community organizations to strengthen disease prevention, analyze policies and reduce health disparities •Supervise and support Population Health Epidemiology Section professional staff. Fairfax County is the largest health jurisdiction in Virginia and in the National Capital Region including about 1.2 million people; the population is demographically diverse with 30% being foreign born. FCHD's location allows for the development of partnerships with leaders in public health fields at Federal agencies, universities, and non-profits across the National Capital Region.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in epidemiology doctorate degree (PhD) plus two years of experience in epidemiology-related work, or master's degree in Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science (MS) with graduate work in epidemiology and/or biostatistics plus five years of experience in epidemiology-related work.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Valid driver's license.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable background in population based epidemiology of chronic disease and population health. Experience in community based programs and program management. Supervisory experience. Clear and concise oral and written communication skills.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to drive a vehicle. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Internal Number: 18-00851
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