The Communicable Disease Program at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment works to control and contain the spread of diseases through investigations, emergency preparedness, data analyses, surveillance, education, consultation, and collaboration with community partners. The team investigates individual cases and outbreaks of reported communicable diseases and works to determine modes of transmission and sources of infections. The program includes the Tuberculosis (TB) section which evaluates, manages, and treats persons with active TB and their contacts; conducts contact investigations; and provides expert consultation to community providers. The Communicable Disease Program serves to proactively prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the community.
SUMMARY: This position is responsible for managing the Communicable Disease Program, including disease investigations, data collection, surveillance, and program assessments. Leads efforts to analyze surveillance and outbreak investigation data to describe disease epidemiology and determine the mode of transmission and the source of infection. Supervises and guides the team to ensure the highest quality service and to proactively prevent the spread of diseases in the community. Conducts educational outreach and works with community partners. Professional work experience related to epidemiology is required. Salary will be commensurate with the job requirements, experience, and education.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: • Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university, required. • Master's degree in public health or other health-related field, preferred.
Required Experience: • Minimum two (2) years epidemiology experience, required. • Experience using statistical analysis programs such as SAS or STATA to analyze data. • Minimum two (2) years direct supervisory or leadership experience, preferred.
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.
Home to 31 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. The climate is dry and generally mild with war...m 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!