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The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Epidemiologist. Under general supervision the incumbent will, plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate epidemiological research, investigations, and disease surveillance systems; collaborate on development of public health intervention and prevention programs; provide consultation to departmental and community health professionals; oversee staff and program implementation for Public Health programs with an epidemiology component; and perform other duties as assigned. This is stand-alone advanced professional level classification. This class is distinguished from the Supervising Public Health Nurse in that the main focus is epidemiological.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be detail oriented with a passion for Public Health. They will have the ability to design, conduct and analyze epidemiological studies and apply statistics and data appropriately. A successful incumbent will have excellent communication skills and work well with health personnel, health professionals, representatives of other agencies and the public. Must be skilled in developing intervention strategies and collaborating to implement such strategies. Ideal candidate will also have ability to prepare scientific papers, reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Epidemiology, biological or health science or a related field with emphasis or specialization in epidemiology or biostatistics and two years of full-time professional level experience planning, developing and conducting epidemiological or similar research studies.

Preferred: In addition to the minimum, a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Epidemiology, or biological or health science.

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