Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.
What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.
Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Environmental Epidemiologist 1within the Acute Disease/Epidemiology Section inAtlanta, Georgia.
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Under supervision of the Outbreak/Waterborne Disease Coordinator, the Environmental Epidemiologist will be responsible for coordinating Georgia's case-based surveillance and outbreak investigations for notifiable enteric parasitic diseases, including cryptosporidiosis, cyclosporiasis, and giardiasis. Additionally, this epidemiologist will lead free-living ameba case investigations and harmful algal bloom investigations that affect human or animal health. Frequent coordination and communication with local epidemiologists, other state epidemiologists, and CDC program groups is a core responsibility for this position. This epidemiologist will also collect, analyze, interpret, and report statistical data related to individual cases and outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis, cyclosporiasis, and giardiasis. Last, this position may also respond to inquiries about and improve response plans and surveillance systems for enteric parasitic and other waterborne diseases. As a part of the larger Georgia Department of Public Health epidemiology team, this position will occasionally respond to general inquiries from the public.
The Environmental Epidemiologist will be responsible for:
Coordinating and conducting cryptosporidiosis and cyclosporiasis case-based surveillance
Leading free-living ameba case investigations
Leading public health harmful algal bloom investigations
Providing epidemiologic support in conducting epidemiologic and outbreak investigations
Performing routine statistical analysis to determine trends and detect possible clusters and/or outbreaks
Compiling data and other content for reports and grants
Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.
The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.
Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.
DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.
The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.
As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.
If you re...quire accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.
DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.