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The Fulton County Board of Health is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Chief Epidemiologist.
Desired Knowledge and Experience
- At least 5 years of experience as a manager in public health practice at a state or county health department with an emphasis on applied epidemiology and infection control
- Ability to oversee, manage, and supervise the work of epidemiologists conducting health and epidemiologic surveillance.
- Knowledge of research methods, procedures, and techniques used in identifying and evaluating disease characteristics
- Substantial knowledge of infectious and/or chronic disease processes and practices used in the control of these diseases
- Experience in the investigation and response to disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies
- Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures and knowledge of state and Federal laws, statues, and regulations.
- Experience in data management including: (1) experience analyzing large syndromic surveillance or other healthcare datasets using SAS or other similar software packages, and (2) presenting these analyses orally and in writing.
- Experience with grant writing and other funding proposals
- Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment.
- Knowledge of the principles of leadership and how to effectively interact with various leadership styles
- Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
- Ensure effective collaborative partnerships among the data team members and with key stakeholders.
- Ability to participate in after-hour activities including partner meetings, investigations, outbreaks and emergency responses as needed.
- Effective verbal and written communication, such as oral presentations, written reports, articles, and/or abstracts
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders including federal, regional, state, and local stakeholders in partnerships, coalitions, councils, and/or associations, healthcare providers, elected officials.
Doctorate degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or a closely related field AND Two years of experience supervising/leading epidemiologic programs
Master’s degree in Public Health or a closely related field AND Three years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field in a supervisory or team lead role
Two years at the lower level or position equivalent with management/supervisory responsibilities.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Prior experience working in a state or local public health department, ideally as an epidemiologist
- Appreciation for public health research and its role for informing programmatic priorities of local health departments
- Enthusiasm for learning from epidemiologic data and using that data to inform public health practice
- Experience and/or interest in Public Health Department Accreditation
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