Posting: 056-14 Date Posted: 07/13/2014 Deadline (must be received by): 09/14/2014
Manage the Public Health Disease Surveillance System for Kalamazoo County and regularly analyze & report on the health status of residents, identifying corrective action for adverse trends. Consult internally and externally on epidemiologic issues, providing leadership and expertise for program evaluation, grant applications, and program management, and community decision-making. This is done in order to regularly monitor and report on the health of Kalamazoo County residents, respond to emergencies and prevent illness and promote health thus reducing the financial burden of infectious and chronic diseases in the community.
A Master's Degree in Epidemiology with three to five years experience in local, state, or national epidemiology programs is required with a Doctorate degree preferred. Experience developing, implementing, and monitoring an active surveillance program preferred. Public health experience and program management experience preferred. Knowledge of statistical tests and the Public Health System desired. Ability to analyze multi-factorial health issues, interpret data, build and utilize databases for data analysis, evaluate data collection methods, and direct disease investigation is preferred. Excellent technical/computer skills, organization skills and oral and written communication skills are preferred.