Epidemiologist 1 or 2 - Kitsap Public Health District

Posted: June 2, 2021

# 17508

Opportunity Type: Job

Closing Date: June 20, 2021


Data Analyst Epidemiologist

Under the direction of the Assessment and Epidemiology Program Manager, the incumbent provides data collection and analysis, program monitoring and evaluation, and epidemiological services in support of community health assessment and public health surveillance. This includes the development of metrics, collection, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and presentation of information describing programs and the health status of populations or communities within a specified region. The position may require coordination and collaboration with partners and organizations across the Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam County region.

This is a full-time, regular-status appointment.

This is a non-union position and is exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirement of the Washington Minimum Wage Act and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Qualified applicants may be invited to interview prior to announcement closing date. 

Salary: $4,920.00 - $8,014.00 monthly, DOEQ

 Essential Functions:

  • Performs statistical analysis of data from a variety of sources and creates tabular and graphic presentation using a variety of statistical packages, database programs, spreadsheets, word processing and other software and graphics programs. Ensures data accuracy.
  • Contributes to the design of epidemiologic studies, surveys, and other data collection tools and databases, and contributes to data analysis and report writing for assessment and evaluation projects focusing on a variety of topics (e.g., parent and child health, chronic disease, mental health, communicable disease, etc.).
  • Supports monitoring and evaluation of areas of assignment which includes working with multiple partners, assisting in the design of process and outcome measures, databases and report tools/forms, assisting with analysis of results and preparing and presenting reports. 
  • Performs biostatistical analysis of monitoring and evaluation data and demographic and health data from a variety of sources and creates tabular and graphic presentation using a variety of statistical packages, database programs, spreadsheets, word processing, data visualization and other software and graphics programs. Ensures data accuracy.
  • Participates in performance measurement and quality improvement which may include assisting in the design of reporting tools/ formats; collecting, analyzing, and preparing reports on performance outcomes; gathering data and assisting with database design and data management.
  • Conducts disease surveillance, participates in case investigations to identify causative agents and environmental conditions, and assists in other disease response/prevention activities in collaboration with other epidemiology and District staff. 
  • Responds to requests for demographic and health data from District staff, the public and other agencies or community groups. Assists with interpretation and use of the data. 
  • Knowledgeable about the impact of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, religion, gender on behavior, attitudes and values related to health. 
  • Thoughtfully analyzes data and information in a way that brings forward highly useful information quickly and efficiently, acknowledging data limitations.
  • Uses both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods, as appropriate.
  • Makes data presentations alone and in collaboration with other epidemiology and District staff, accurately presenting complex statistical methods and results appropriately to a variety of audiences and stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated project management and ability to work autonomously with little direct supervision in the development and implementation of a project.
  • Coordinates competing project timelines and expectations in order to meet deadlines; ensures timely identification of issues and coordinates as needed to keep projects on track.
  • Performs data entry into a variety of database programs and provides detail-oriented data management. 
  • Works both independently and within a collaborative team-oriented environment; contributes openly, disagrees respectfully, understands the ideas of others, listens well, and works for consensus. 
  • Participates in statewide and community groups, committees, and coalitions, as necessary. 
  • Performs literature reviews and pursues professional development as needed. 
  • Assists with grant writing as needed. Assists with contract negotiation and coordination as needed.
  • Participates in staff meetings. 
  • Models a Lean Six Sigma organizational culture that promotes the practice of respect for people, openness, trust, safety transparency, collaborative problem solving, managing with data, in the pursuit of incremental continuous improvement and assurance. 
  • Accurately completes and submits electronic timecard on a weekly basis as required. 
  • Responds to public health emergencies as required by the District.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative, effective working relationships with coworkers, other District employees, community partners and the public using principles of good customer service. 
  • Reports for scheduled work with regular, reliable, and punctual attendance. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Work is performed primarily indoors in an office environment, with travel to attend meetings and other events through the 3-county region and outside our jurisdiction as needed. Due to COVID, meetings are attended virtually. District offices are currently closed to the public.
  • Requires the ability to communicate with others orally, face to face and by telephone.
  • Requires manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye-arm coordination to write and to operate computers and a variety of general office equipment. Requires mobility to accomplish other desktop work, retrieve files, and to move to various District locations. Requires visual acuity to read computer screens, printed materials, and detailed information. Essential duties may involve occasional kneeling, squatting, crouching, stooping, crawling, standing, bending, climbing (to stack, store or retrieve supplies or various office equipment).  
  • May be assigned to provide on-call coverage, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Duties require carrying a cell phone, computer, and/or other electronic device as well as being available to work as needed to meet District needs, which may require flexing hours to work a varying schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays on an occasional basis.
  • This is an overtime-exempt position, which may require working beyond the normally scheduled workweek, modifying existing work schedules, or flexing hours.
  • Requires the ability to alternatively sit and stand for sustained periods of time to deliver presentations.
  • Exposure to individuals from the public who are upset, angry, agitated and sometimes hostile may require the use of conflict management and coping skills.
  • Frequently required to perform work in confidence and under pressure for deadlines, and to maintain professional composure and tact, patience, and courtesy at all times. 
  • The environment is dynamic and constantly changing, resulting in continually re-evaluating and shifting priorities.

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