PROGRAM EPIDEMIOLOGIST (COMMUNICABLE DISEASE)

Expiring today

Location
Virginia
Salary
$58,427.20 - $89,273.60 Annually
Posted
Oct 13, 2020
Closes
Oct 27, 2020
Ref
6121-21A-DHS-SD
Function
Program Manager
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

NOTE: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

This Program Epidemiologist position is a member of the Public Health Communicable Disease (CD) Program, comprising of the Disease Surveillance and Investigation (DSI), Tuberculosis (TB), and Vulnerable Population (VP) Programs. The CD Program works to prevent and control the spread of communicable disease in the community. The Program Epidemiologist manages and coordinates all aspects of the Disease Surveillance and Investigation (DSI) Program.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Managing day-to-day operations of the program, including fielding, prioritizing and determining criticality of reports of potential individual or group outbreaks;
  • Receiving reports of communicable diseases, prioritizing investigations with urgency given to outbreak and rapidly reportable diseases, and assigning to Public Health Nurses (PHNs) for investigation;
  • Directing and managing communicable disease and outbreak investigations;
  • Developing databases, overseeing data collection and conducting data analysis;
  • Providing training and subject matter expertise to program staff and community partners related to epidemiology, disease control measures and data collection and analysis;
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of DSI program policies and procedures;
  • Providing quality assurance related to submission of reports and metrics to the Virginia Department of Health and leadership; and
  • Participating in emergency planning and response and utilizing the Incident Command System when indicated.


Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Nursing or related field, plus two years of program administration and/or management experience in epidemiology.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference maybe given to candidates with a Master's Degree Public Health, Epidemiology or related field and experience in one or more of the following;
  • Working in a public health setting;
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish;
  • Data collection and analysis; and/or
  • Conducting communicable disease investigations.


Special Requirements

A pre-employment background check will be conducted on candidates selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

The candidate selected will be required to complete a State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Additional Information

Work Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, with occasional evening and weekend events as needed.

The employee will also rotate as the Communicable Disease Duty Officer, with Sr. PHNs and CD Supervisors, taking 24 hour calls for one week at a time.

Your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Do not give "see resume" as a response to questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

What is your highest level of education?
  • High School/GED
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree (or above)


02

Please indicate if you have experience in one or more of the following:
  • Program Administration and/or Management in Epidemiology
  • Working in a public health setting
  • Working as a Registered Nurse
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Conducting communicable disease investigations
  • Data collection and analysis
  • None


03

How much experience do you have in program administration and/or management in epidemiology?
  • None
  • 6 months but less than 1 year
  • 1 but less than 2 years
  • 2 years or more


04

Do you currently possess a valid license as a Board-Certified Registered Nurse in Virginia or have a license from another state which is transferable to Virginia?
  • Yes
  • No


Required Question

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