As part of the new Office of Health Equity and Social Justice, the Douglas County Health Department is hiring an Epidemiologist who will be focusing on health disparity/inequity data. This needs to be someone who has the data skills, and a strong passion for racial justice.
Under the direction of the Health Director or designee, the incumbent is responsible for carrying out a range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance, detection, and prevention of communicable disease and other physiological conditions. Assists individuals in procuring necessary examinations, testing, and treatment. Implements and/or recommends appropriate disease prevention strategies, and documents disease incidence. Responds to inquiries from health care providers and the general public about topics related to communicable disease. Conducts routine epidemiologic functions comprising surveillance, data collection, data analysis using epidemiologic methods, and epidemiologic investigations.