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Job# 6015 - Epidemiologist II (Seattle, WA)
Part Time, 20 hours per week
Posted: February 4, 2013
Closes: February 8, 2013

SALARY: $34.81 - $44.13 Hourly
ISSUE DATE: 01/25/12
FINAL FILING DATE: Wed. 02/08/12 4:30 PM Pacific Time
THE POSITION: Working under the supervision of an Epidemiologist III, this position will prepare, present, and interpret advanced data analysis for all data requests from the public as well as across the Health Department, including high-priority and time-sensitive requests from the Director's office. This includes report writing, making presentations, and participation in grant writing.

WHO MAY APPLY: This part-time, Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) position is re- open to all qualified applicants. If you applied in December 2012 then you do not need to re-apply. The end date of this TLT position is 9/30/14, with a possible extension to 3/31/15 depending on funding.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position will be required to work a minimum of 3 days, 20 hours per week, on a schedule to be determined with the position's supervisor.

CONTACT: For more information about the application process, please contact Reeshema Lewis at Reeshema.Lewis@kingcounty.gov.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of: public health practices and principles; the determinants of population health; epidemiological, biostatistical and quantitative analysis principles and methods; survey design, data collection and computerized database systems; and team dynamics and supervisory practices to ensure successful team interaction. 
  • Demonstrated ability to: plan, conduct, and lead a major project involving others in the collection and analysis of data; monitor and redirect efforts to achieve task/project objectives or enhance quality; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, and work as part of a multidisciplinary team; convene and/or collaborate with community coalitions and partnerships; develop and implement complex assignments with multiple dimensions; use spreadsheets and database systems and perform data analysis including analytic software. 
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a liaison between Public Health, policymakers, and local community groups and institutions; develop data collection methods for community assessments; conduct epidemiological research investigations and draw sound conclusions from quantitative data; prepare and present data and conclusions; translate research findings and conclusions into clear and concise public health information for non-technical audiences; conduct projects within timeline and budget; develop training materials related to data collection and data analysis. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate and analyze data using sophisticated statistical software such as SAS, Stata and/or SPSS. 
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office products to complete daily assigned tasks, including: spreadsheet development, data base creation and maintenance, word processing, and scheduling meetings.

Desired Qualifications

The most competitive candidates will have a PhD in social or health science (e.g. medical anthropology, public health epidemiology, medical sociology,) or a closely related public health field and have experience in GIS software and analysis.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.

You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.

This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.metrokc.gov/health/about/hiring.htm

Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.

Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.

Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.

Applicants from this job posting may be used to fill temporary or other positions in this classification for a period of up to a year.

Positions in this classification are represented by WSCCCE, Local 21HD. Union membership is required within 30 days of employment.



For more info please see http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/jobs/openings.aspx

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