PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT (PHD) Alameda County Public Health Department has worked for over 80 years to improve the health and safety of its residents and the neighborhoods they live in. Traditional public health concerns such as disease epidemics and outbreaks, environmental health, health education and access to care and support have been joined by contemporary concerns: poverty, crime, violence, bioterrorism and natural disasters. Each of these poses a threat to public health and wellness and calls for short and long-term solutions that lie well outside traditional public health boundaries. For more information about our Alameda County Public Health Department, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department Website and latest Annual Budget document found on www.acgov.org
THE POSITION Under the general direction of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (DCDCP) Director, the Epidemiology Research Scientist conceives, plans, organizes, and directs complex scientific research and program evaluation on all communicable disease and division relevant programs and services; leads communicable disease epidemiology science and integration for the Public Health Department; oversees and provides direction and technical expertise for long range communicable disease epidemiology program goals, objectives, projects, and research priorities; and performs related work as required.
This is a single-position classification. The incumbent works independently, designs, analyzes and interprets scientific research related to communicable disease control and prevention for use in policy development, and designs evaluation studies to support the mission of the Public Health Department to ensure the optimal health and well-being of Alameda County residents. Additionally, the incumbent may supervise or oversee the work of professional, technical and support staff on a project or day-to-day basis.
The incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgment in devising study methodology and research instruments, in obtaining funding sources and in coordinating activities with those of other county departments, academic institutions, and other partner health care agencies.
DIVISION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (DCDCP) The mission of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (DCDCP) is to work in partnership with the community to promote health and quality of life and to protect the public from the spread of communicable diseases and the health impact of emergencies.
IDEAL CANDIDATE In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications below, the ideal candidate will be an experienced communicable disease epidemiologist, well versed in the principles and practices of epidemiology, statistics and public health including disease surveillance, epidemiologic study design, and data analysis who is committed to achieving goals and obtaining results. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in:
Designing or enhancing public health disease surveillance systems.
Designing and implementing epidemiologic studies.
Critically interpreting and applying surveillance and study findings to inform public health interventions.
Leading scientific research proposals, studies, and investigations.
Building scientific partnerships and developing collaborative rapport with various entities such as academic institutions, health care organizations, community-based organizations, and state and federal public health partners.
Providing scientific consultation regarding epidemiologic methods to internal staff and external groups.
Outstanding verbal and written communication & presentation.
Writing successful grant proposals and completing funded projects.
Integrating information from a variety of sources; detecting trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships.
HEALTH CARE SERVICES AGENCY Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Agency Administration/Indigent Health. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents. Health Care Services Agency currently has multiple career opportunities for experienced licensed professionals to become part of a service delivery team dedicated to the optimal health and well-being of Alameda County residents.
Filing Deadline March 19, 2018 @ 5:00:00 PM
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Education: Possession of a PhD or DrPH in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or another closely related field in Public Health.
Experience: Three years of relevant, full-time, post-graduate experience performing epidemiological data collection, analysis and research for a public health, health care delivery, or academic institution.
Internal Number: 18-5782-01
About Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following departments:
- Agency Administration/Indigent Health
- Behavioral Health Care (acbhcs.org)
- Environmental Health (acgov.org/aceh)
- Public Health (acphd.org)
The ultimate mission of Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents.
Health Care Services Agency Programs:
Agency Administration manages the County Medically Indigent Services Plan, school health services, Measure A Health Care Services Tax programs, the Interagency Children’s Policy Council, the contract with Alameda Health System, and Emergency Medical Services.
Behavioral Health Care Services provides alcohol, drug and mental health services, including psychiatric emergency treatment, inpatient care, outpatient/day treatment, case management, and conservatorship services. Behavioral Health also provides mental health services to eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries and administers Proposition 63 Mental Health ...Services Act programs.
Environmental Health inspects health care and food-related businesses for compliance with State laws, monitors disposal of medical and hazardous waste, and manages the Vector Control Program.
The Public Health Department provides a range of community health, disease detection and prevention, and health education programs.