Climate Health Epidemiologist with the Division of Public Health

The Division of Public Health is accepting applications for a Climate Health Epidemiologist.  This position was established through the CDC funded BRACE grant.  The purpose of this position is to design and conduct surveillance and epidemiologic studies of climate exposures, including heat and wildland fire. 

The Climate Health Epidemiologist also:

  • Determines the route and magnitude of climate and health exposures and assists in adaptation planning.
  • Plans, develops and conducts epidemiological investigations, surveillance and interventions (of limited scope and complexity) to determine the causes of diseases and implement methods of disease control.
  • Collects, analyzes and interprets statistical data, and prepares epidemiologic reports.
  • Provides epidemiological data for consultation and assists in the adaptation plans, as well as evaluation of adaptation efforts.
  • Assists county health departments in formulating strategies to manage heat-related illness and wildland fire smoke exposures and conducting varied literature reviews.

This is entry-level professional epidemiologist work. 
 
Salary Grade: GN12
Recruitment Range: $46,203 - $52,740  
Position: 65011975
Exam Plan: 19-07571

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES: 

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:     

  • Experience with epidemiologic principles, investigations, surveillance, study design, descriptive statistics, statistical analysis and interpretation of statistical data and scientific literature.    
  • Experience with biostatistics including the use of statistical software and statistical programming languages.    
  • Ability to communicate effective orally and in writing.   

Management Preferences     

  • Bilingual (write and speak in English and Spanish.)    
  • Experience in climate and health, heat-related illness, and wildfires.    
  • Experience with evaluation and data management.    
  • Experience with SAS.    

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Master's degree in Epidemiology or closely related health field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of related experience;   OR  an equivalent combination of education and experience.