The County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency is currently accepting applications for an EPIDEMIOLOGIST I

Public Health Services has an opening for Epidemiologist I. The incumbent will be responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating disease, infectious disease, or injury detection programs and surveillance, as well as monitoring, reporting, and controlling activities within the county. The incumbent will be responsible for population health surveillance as well as individual investigation.

For a complete description of the duties and responsibilities of Epidemiologist I, please click here.

Salary $71,760.00 – $88,233.60

Location County of San Diego, CA
Job Type Regular – Full time

Department Health & Human Serv AgcyJob

Closing8/26/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in public health with specialization in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field; OR,
  2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, life science or related field, AND, two (2) years of experience in a public health, medical or community services agency, which must have included responsibility for designing instruments for collecting and analyzing epidemiological or demographic data, and interpreting findings pertaining to such data.

Note: A Ph.D. in epidemiology, public health, life science or a closely related field from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency is highly desirable.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of epidemiology, surveillance, public health evaluation, statistical theory and methods, and have the ability to apply this knowledge to chronic or infectious disease prevention in a local government setting. The required skills include data analysis, database design, questionnaire development, and familiarity with programming in statistical software. The candidate should be able to interpret the results of a statistical analysis and have working knowledge of study design in evaluation. The position requires skills in written and oral communication including the ability to communicate complex concepts to the general public.


The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained on their employment and supplemental application questionnaire. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Note: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case by case basis.

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