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EPIDEMIOLOGY SUPERVISOR

The Epidemiology Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the work of the agencyâââ€ÂšÃƒÃ‚‚¬ÃƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚¢ÃƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚€Ã‚žÃƒÃ‚‚¢s epidemiologist functions to ensure compliance with professional status and laws. This position

Class Code:

L099C

Job Grade:

GS10

Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a professional staff of epidemiologists and administrative support personnel by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, and evaluating employee performance. Monitors the work of staff that design and implement demographic, environmental, and epidemiological studies. Reviews and monitors work of others who gather and analyze statistical data, known disease properties, medical assessments, laboratory findings, and other information to identify trends and methods of epidemic prevention or containment and writes technical reports of study findings. Reviews, revises, and assists in the preparation of detailed, highly technical reports that include lengthy narratives and incorporate interpretations of complex state and federal regulations into compliance determinations. Monitors epidemic outbreaks and proposes methods of epidemic containment. Monitors and evaluates disease control programs in health care facilities, day care institutions, nursing homes, and other public facilities and recommends solutions for disease control problems. Develops and conducts training or educational programs to facilitate institution or facility compliance with various disease control regulations. Responds to inquiries from health care professionals and members of the public regarding environmental or communicable disease hazards. Prepares press releases, conducts press conferences, and makes public presentations on communicable or environmental disease hazards, epidemic outbreaks, and control programs. Studies and investigates chemical compounds exposed to the environment to determine their impact on human health, conducts health surveys, and issues health advisories which limit the consumption of food and restrict other types of activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the methods and techniques of scientific research and data collection and analysis. Knowledge of statistical methods and formulas. Knowledge of the impact of chemical contaminants on human life and the environment. Knowledge of laws and regulations governing communicable diseases. Ability to design and implement environmental and epidemiological studies. Ability to perform specialized qualitative and quantitative analysis, conduct research, and collect data. Ability to write descriptive results of analysis and present oral and written information. Ability to assess disease control problems and develop solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field; plus four years of experience in communicable disease control, epidemiology, environmental science, or a related field; including three years of supervisory or leadership experience. OR The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in biology, or a related field; plus two years experience in communicable disease control, epidemiology, environmental science, or a related field; and a minimum of two years of supervisory or leadership experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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