University of Nebraska Medical Center

Epidemiologist I


The Office of Assessment, Planning & Improvement within the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is recruiting for a Regular, Part-time (0.8 FTE), Epidemiologist I to work with a small group of colleagues to assist in providing epidemiological support, assessment, evaluation and analysis. 

Some of what you’ll do:

  • Assist with the collection of epidemiologically important data;
  • Analyze the data using appropriate statistical methods;
  • Perform library research and data searches;
  • Design data collection tools;
  • Assist with the presentation of the results of epidemiologic investigations and program evaluation results to community and professional forums;
  • Educate program staff on data utilization for planning and evaluation;
  • Prepare draft reports based on the analysis of collected data;
  • Participate in the design and management of surveillance systems for diseases of public importance.
  • Participate in the design and develop study methodologies and analysis requirements.
  • Interact with a culturally diverse population of clients, educational institutions, governmental agencies, community-based coalitions, and departmental staff to collect epidemiologic data and communicate findings
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What you bring to the table

  • Analysis of the data using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Performing library research and data searches.
  • Designing data collection and management tools such as surveys and databases.
  • Ability to design and develop study methodologies and analysis requirements.
  • Knowledge of epidemiologic principles, practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of and skill in utilizing statistical, graphical, word processing, database and spreadsheet software, e.g., Stata, SPSS-PC, SAS, Word, Excel, Access, etc. to perform data research and analysis, etc.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply inferential statistics to work performed.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement principles
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, both lay and professional.
  • Skill in planning and organizing activities to meet established objectives.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of clients and peers.
  • Ability to collaborate on complex, inter-agency projects.
  • Ability to work semi-independently but in a team-oriented work environment.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract is required prior to employment.

Who should apply

A Bachelor’s degree in a health-care related field with coursework in statistics; and 2 years of experience performing statistical work in a Public Health and/or community-based health environment or the equivalent education, training and experience.

Desired skills

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Desire to work on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Experience working on social determinants of health and health equity.
  • Knowledge of and skill in utilizing mapping applications (ArcGIS).
  • Desire to grow professionally and develop higher-level Epidemiological skills.


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