Epidemiologist Iii - Environmental Epidemiology Program Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,752.58 - $121,254.64 Annually
Sep 04, 2021
Oct 02, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply; all applications will be considered.

The Fairfax County Health Department is the largest public health department in Virginia, serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds throughout Fairfax County, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna and Clifton. With more than 100 years of leadership in the field, we are committed to protecting, promoting and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.

As part of the Division of Epidemiology and Population Health, and working with the Division of Environmental Health Services, this position:
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of complex environmental epidemiologic surveillance and investigation of vector-borne diseases, zoonotic diseases, and toxic substance exposures.
  • Examines the effect of environmental exposures and climate change through the lens of population health, equity, and environmental justice.
  • Supervises professional staff and manages multiple projects or studies while determining public health priorities.
  • Develops, conducts, and analyzes major, complex, or sensitive epidemiologic studies and surveillance approaches.
  • Conducts senior-level research and analyses of epidemiological data and recommends intervention measures for the cause and control of diseases.
  • Develops study and project designs and prepares study reports, publications, and research papers.
  • Evaluates disease intervention programs and recommends program changes to reduce the incidence of disease (morbidity and mortality).
  • Guides policy and development of disease intervention.

Health Department positions are designated as essential and are part of the county's emergency response which operates seven days a week. Based on emergency response deployment demands, this position may be reassigned to provide support as determined by the emergency response service needs. May be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting.

The hourly salary rate will not exceed the midpoint of $46.17

Employment Standards

Advanced degree in epidemiology: doctorate degree (PhD) plus two years of experience in epidemiology-related work, or master's degree in Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science (MS) with graduate work in epidemiology and/or biostatistics plus five years of experience in epidemiology-related work.

Valid driver's license.
AED- Required within 60 days
CPR- Required within 60 days

The preferred candidate will have extensive knowledge of public health principles and practices of communicable diseases, including vector-borne diseases, zoonotic diseases, and toxic substance exposures. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ideal candidate must be self-motivated, results driven, detail-oriented, and demonstrate clear and concise oral and written communication skills. Must have strong data analysis skills. Prior supervisory experience or demonstrated work experience monitoring and directing the work of others. Previous experience serving in a leadership role is highly desired. Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian credential preferred.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a sanction screening, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending. Employee may be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Ability to drive a vehicle. Generally works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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