This is a management level position that serves as chief or head of a major epidemiology program unit and is responsible for overall management and supervision of the program and assigned personnel. As a management senior scientist/epidemiologist, the employee performs supervisory and advanced professional analytical work in surveillance, detection, and prevention of diseases and injuries. Employees are responsible for overseeing and conducting advanced-level professional epidemiologic work by managing methods of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data related to leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Responsibilities also include overseeing or performing advanced or specialized professional work, which involves expert knowledge and management in a specific field, such as chronic disease, infectious disease, maternal and child health, environmental health, injury clusters, trend analysis, geographic distribution of disease, or other specific epidemiology program areas.
In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of epidemiologic investigation, disease prevention, surveillance, and public health risk assessment. Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate program activities relating to the prevention and control of injuries and communicable, chronic, or environmental induced diseases.
Master’s degree and 4 or more years of relevant experience, or a Doctorate degree and 2 or more years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)