The Community Health Services Division at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment, Greeley, CO provides comprehensive services that improve the overall health of Weld County. These services include preventing communicable and chronic diseases through education, consultation, data analysis, and disease investigation; enhancing parenting skills and building strong family units through home visits, education, and intervention; connecting community members to needed resources through social work services; ensuring children and youth with special needs are getting the health care they need through care coordination services, education, support, and home visits; reducing adverse effects of lead poisoning through education and care coordination; and building strong partnerships with community organizations through interactive collaboration.
SUMMARY: We are currently searching for two (2) mid-level epidemiologists to serve as a member of the Community Health Services team and is responsible for performing epidemiologic studies, disease/outbreak investigations, data collection/analysis, surveillance, and program assessments. Provide complex epidemiologic consultation to health department staff which includes analyzing and interpreting data collected during outbreaks, disease investigations, surveillance, and program evaluation. Develop, evaluate, and revise tools and training for data collection, management, analysis, and visualization. Provide the highest quality services and proactively prevents the spread of diseases in the community. Professional work experience related to epidemiology and/or data analysis is required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Responsible to, and receives guidance from, the Communicable Disease Program Supervisor.
The following are summaries of the two (2) positions: 1. Mid-Level Epidemiologist (COVID-19 Program). The ideal candidate will have experience working as an epidemiologist during the COVID-19 pandemic response. The candidate should have experience conducting case investigations and contact tracing and be up-to-date on all CDC and CDPHE guidelines and recommendations. Leading or participating in COVID-19 outbreak investigations, including providing appropriate guidance for closures and facility testing, is preferred. A demonstrated track record of success working in team environments, having excellent customer service skills, and retaining professionalism when interacting with members of the public are key aspects of this position. Please submit a resume and cover letter with any application.
2. Mid-Level Epidemiologist (Epidemiology Data Analyst). The ideal candidate will have experience in maintenance and development of data systems, designing and conducting epidemiologic surveys, analyzing surveillance data, assessing risks of possible epidemics or health-related hazards, and preparing detailed statistical epidemiological reports using health data from multiple sources. The candidate will have experience responding to requests for data as well as reporting on health-related statistics and associated risk behaviors by having designed, coded, and constructed variables utilizing computer software appropriate for epidemiologic analysis. Please submit a resume and cover letter with any application.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university and Master of Public Health or Master of Science in epidemiology or biostatistics, required.
Required Experience: Experience using advanced statistical analysis programs such as SAS, STATA, or SPSS to analyze data, required.
Equivalent combinations of experience and education that provide the necessary skills will be considered.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A valid State of Colorado driver's license and use of a personal, insured vehicle will be required to perform job duties. Auto insurance maintained as required by state law.
RESIDENCY: Must reside in the state of Colorado on the date of hire.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check. A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or convictions of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Administration Division at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment with an official disposition of any charges, if you wish to be considered for this position.
Home to 32 incorporated municipalities, including growing cities, charming towns, thriving businesses and thousands of acres of prime agricultural land.
As Colorado’s third largest county, Weld County covers 3,987 square miles in the northern part of the state and is larger than the size of Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia combined so while 325,000 people call Weld County home, we still have plenty of room for growth.
The climate is dry and generally mild with warm summers, mild winters and a growing season of approximately 138 days. The land surface is fairly level in the east, with rolling prairies and low hills near the western border. Elevations in the county range from 4,400 to 5,000 feet. The South Platte River and its tributaries, the Cache la Poudre, the Big Thompson, the Little Thompson, the St. Vrain, and other smaller streams, flow into Weld County from the south and west, leaving the county on the east. With available services, location, resources and livability, Weld County offers unbounded opportunity for families to live, work and play. We have one more important ingredient as well: a positive attitude toward growth. We love being here, and we’d love having you here too!