Epidemiologist II

Open & closing dates

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 to Fri, 06 Sep 2019 23:59:00

Fairfax County

Health Department

Salary

$65,493 to $109,155 (per year)

Appointment type

FT Salary W BN

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The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' access to health services and information. The Division of Epidemiology and Population Health is currently seeking a highly motivated Communicable Disease Epidemiologist to join their team.

The Communicable Disease Epidemiologist independently performs professional epidemiology work by analyzing, interpreting and presenting epidemiological data and conducts research projects or implements surveillance systems. Responsible for the study, surveillance and investigation of all communicable disease conditions in the county. Develops and maintains district wide disease incidence tracking system that responds to changing technology and updates in data collection and analysis approaches. Designs and implements epidemiologic studies to characterize targeted disease outbreaks and disease cluster and contact investigations. The incumbent will focus on all communicable diseases particularly those listed on the Virginia Reportable list or designated by the VDH Disease Surveillance and Investigation Division as requiring local health department surveillance and control. Coordinates the epidemiologic public health response during a disease outbreak or a bioterrorism event, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of senior epidemiologists, and under the guidance of the Medical Epidemiologist.