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Sedgwick County* Epidemiologist - COVID-19 Response in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11241279 Company: Sedgwick CountyPay: $47,294.00 annually Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday This is a professional position in the Sedgwick County Health Department that is responsible for the investigation and monitoring of notifiable diseases and conditions to control the spread of disease and protect the public from health threats. The Epidemiologist communicates with medical providers and interviews clients with notifiable diseases and their contacts, monitors disease trends, performs data analysis, and writes reports. The Epidemiologist provides content expertise for infectious diseases, writes risk communications messaging, and takes a lead role in planning for and responding to public health emergencies. Work is directed, reviewed and evaluated using established performance indicators and goals.Conduct disease investigationsa. Perform timely investigations of individual disease reports.b. Accurately record documentation of disease investigation work.c. Accurately and thoroughly complete notifiable disease investigations.d. Lead outbreak investigations. Prepare for and respond to disease outbreaks and pandemicsa. Take a lead role in Health Department Incident Command System (ICS) Operations, Planning, and Logistics functions.b. Lead in Incident Command System (ICS) roles where needed.c. Review Health Department Public Health Emergency Preparedness Plans, including Emergency Operations Plan, Mass Dispensing Plan, and Pandemic Plan.d. Manage, analyze, and summarize disease monitoring data and write reports. Work with partners to monitor and protect the health of the communitya. Build and maintain relationships with SCHD staff, internal county departments, local and state governments, healthcare facilities, local organizations and agencies, and the public.b. Plan and implement studies and strategies with different population groups in Sedgwick County to prepare for and respond to an emergency. c. Create and communicate preparedness messages and the work of SCHD to medical professionals, community partners, and the public by giving presentations and writing educational documents. d. Create written messages in preparation for and during an emergency using risk communications strategies. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation with a master's degree in public health, a biological, medical or health science which includes 9 semester hours in epidemiological methods or in a related field; with a minimum of one year of experience in epidemiology or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Strong communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and computer skills are required. One year of work experience in a public health agency or medical-related agency such as a hospital, medical clinic, or emergency medical services (EMS). At least six months of public health emergency response experience and/or training. Federal Emergency Management Administration course completion of IS 100, 120, 200, 700, and 800. Preferred Qualifications: Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology or at least nine semester hours graduate coursework in epidemiological and statistical methods from an accredited college or university. Incident command system (ICS) work experience within the last five years. One year of work experience with Planning or Logistics within a public health ICS structure. At least two years of work experience in a public health department or healthcare setting. At least one year of work experience with data management and/or data analysis; experience with SAS, SPSS or other database software preferred. Six months of on-the-job experience writing risk communications material for the public. FEMA ICS 300 and 400 cou rse completion.It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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