This posting will accept applications until 7/26/2021.
Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DDPHE works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to promote healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. DDPHE oversees a number of services related to public health and the environment and is comprised of six divisions: the Division of Administration; Community & Behavioral Health; Public Health Investigations; Denver Animal Protection; the Office of Medical Examiner; and Environmental Quality. For more information on DDPHE’s programs and services, visit the DDPHE website at: Denver Department of Public Health and Environment.
Public Health Investigations enforces compliance with regulations to improve the quality of life, as well as regulations designed to minimize the risk of communicable and infectious diseases in regulated facilities or properties including commercial food service operations, child care facilities, swimming pools, body art facilities, regulated marijuana businesses, apartment and condominium complexes, and single-family homes. More information on inspections and safety can be found on the Division’s website at: DDPHE: DDPHE: Public Health Investigations.
The Epidemiology Program within the Public Health Investigations Division has an opening for an Epidemiology Supervisor. This position will work under the direct supervision of the Epidemiology Program Manager to coordinate a team of epidemiologists performing a variety of public health duties and analyses related to communicable diseases, special populations, and additional projects as assigned. The Epidemiology Supervisor will lead and support investigations and analyses of communicable and non-communicable disease incidents or other health events, and establish and/or maintain surveillance systems and databases. This position will provide guidance, input, and support to other programs and organizations for the conceptualization, design, methods, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of public health epidemiologic studies, surveillance systems, or program evaluations. The Epidemiology Supervisor will also coordinate with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, local public health agencies, and other partners.
Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervise the work of a team of epidemiologists.
Lead or support communicable disease case and outbreak investigations.
Conduct epidemiological and statistical analysis using local, state, and federal databases to support disease investigations and determine trends, incidence and prevalence of communicable diseases and immunizations.
Support and lead epidemiologic research, disease investigations, surveillance, or program evaluations.
Lead the planning, development, and implementation of epidemiologic studies, program evaluations, projects, and analytic services.
Organize data collection, develops and manages surveillance or analytic databases, and implements systems for epidemiological analyses and reports.
Lead the interpretation and dissemination of results from epidemiologic studies, program evaluations, and analyses on public health concerns to key stakeholders, decision makers, and research community.
Design and create data visualizations and dashboards (e.g., using Tableau, SAS, and Excel) for internal and external audiences.
Manage databases, including cleaning, merging and recoding for analyses.
Establish and adheres to appropriate agreements for data sharing, data use and ensuring confidentiality of data.
Provide supervision of teams and projects, develops project schedules, and prioritizes assignments to meet project budgets, deadlines, and goals.
Uphold the principles of health equity in epidemiologic investigations, evaluations, activities, and communications.
Along with all department staff, this position will actively participate on an emergency preparedness and response team to support DDPHE’s responsibilities outlined in the City’s Emergency Operations Plan. This may require being ‘on-call’ from time to time to help respond to emergencies. Additional training commensurate with assigned duties will be provided.
Other duties as assigned
Our ideal candidate will have:
Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Environmental Health, Statistics, Community Health, or another related field
One (1) year of supervisor/managerial experience
Two (2) years of experience conducting communicable disease case and/or outbreak investigations
Knowledge of general communicable disease regulations
Proficient use of MS Excel
Experience building and using relational databases
Proficiency in data analytics, including displaying, interpreting and communicating data to a variety of audiences
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Nursing, Early Child Development, Engineering or applied sciences as required by the specific opening.
Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of experience performing Environmental/Public Health analytical work, conducting scientific research, operations analysis, and assisting on technical projects for purposes of Environmental/Public Health protection, and regulatory compliance.
Three (3) years of experience conducting environmental/public health inspections, investigations or environmental/public health management activities.
Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.
Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
Internal Number: R0036801
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