Supervising Public Health Epidemiologist – Promotional Only

Monterey County Human Resources
November 17, 2021
Salinas, CA
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Position Description

An Equal Opportunity Employer Drug-Free Workplace
Invites your interest for the position of
Supervising Public Health Epidemiologist - Promotional Only
$6,752 - $9,216 per Month

Final Filing Date: Friday, November 26, 2021

Exam # P21/50N22/11EV

Summary of Position
Monterey County Health Department is seeking a motivated individual for a Supervising Public Health Epidemiologist who will serve as an essential member of the Administration Bureau's Planning, Evaluation, and policy (PEP) Unit. The PEP unit primarily works in three areas: facilitating the implementation of the Health Department Strategic Plan, aligning, and monitoring the department's performance standards with national public health accreditation requirements, and addressing social and environmental policies and practices that contribute to creating more equitable health outcomes.

The Supervising Public Health Epidemiologist will report to the PEP Manager, work closely with other PEP staff, and supervise a small team to conduct health equity analyses and evaluation for projects on various health sectors or issues, including chronic disease, access to care, cannabis programs, violence prevention, emergency medical services, climate change, and the social determinants of health. This includes larger, complex projects and multiple small projects, preparing community and technical reports, and overseeing appropriate data analytics and data collection standards for projects. They will have experience setting up and conducting evaluations and establishing performance measures for projects. Analyses and reports will be expected to consider health disparities and social determinants of health data to identify conditions of public health concern and recommend mitigation actions to prevent further impact on the population. In addition, work will include overseeing the development of health data dashboards, the Department's Community Health Assessment, health impact reviews, and making recommendations related to improving community health through participation in collaboratives and initiatives. The selected candidate may also collaborate with epidemiologists and staff from other bureaus and offices on analytics related to health equity and topics of public health concern.

This recruitment is a Promotional Opportunity and is only open to current permanent County of Monterey employees and former employees whose name currently on a recall list.

A list of eligible candidates resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future full-time, part-time, or temporary vacancies as they arise.

Examples of Duties
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities :

  • Knowledge of principles of practical epidemiological and disease control/intervention procedures.
  • Knowledge Public Health data and epidemiologic trends and patterns, to determine origin, spread and control of hazards to the community.
  • Epidemiologic research design and statistical analysis methodology.
  • Methods for the review and evaluation of disease outbreaks and Public Health interventions.
  • Knowledge of Biostatistics applications.
  • Epidemiologic survey design implementations, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Ability to provide expert consultation on epidemiology, health status measurements, epidemiologic research, and program evaluation.
  • Analyze operational and/or administrative problems, consider alternatives and recommend solutions.
  • Identify potential health conditions and take appropriate action
  • Collect, interpret, and evaluate health data and draw valid conclusions
  • Organize and evaluate disease control and prevention
  • Work effectively with a wide range of health professionals and public.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service
  • Work well in a team-oriented environment
  • High level of computer proficiency
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Results-oriented, ethical behavior.
  • Ability to affect successful outcomes for the organization through masterful use of data collection and analyses, stakeholder collaboration, and a keen understanding of the complexity of disease disparities, evaluation research, and epidemiology methods.

Conditions of Employment :

  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record or ability to provide suitable transportation approved by the appointing authority.
  • The Health Department will conduct a thorough background and reference check process which includes a Department of Justice fingerprint check.
  • Be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and during times of disaster or emergency.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training
The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education, or training, typically:

Education: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Epidemiology or related field that includes a minimum of two (2) graduate level courses in Epidemiology or two (2) comparable graduate level classes in research methodology and two (2) graduate level courses in statistics or biostatistics.

Experience: Two (2) years of epidemiologic experience performing study design and implementation and data analysis that of a Public Health Epidemiologist II, and which include training in or actual experience with some staff supervision.

Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Statistics, or related field and four (4) years of work experience within the field of Epidemiology performing study design, implementation, and analysis equivalent to that of a Public Health Epidemiologist II and which included training in or actual experience with some staff supervision.

For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:

Additional Information


Apply on-line at: , by 11:59 PM (PST)


Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours,

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monterey County Health Department

Attn: Human Resources

1270 Natividad Road

Salinas, CA 93906

Phone: (831) 796-1291 Fax: (831) 775-8087

The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the examination process may include an oral examination, pre-examination exercises, performance examination, and/or Written examination. The competitive examination process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • Monterey County Employment Application
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions

Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the final filing deadline will not be considered. Resumes, cover letter, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "F" Unit Benefit Summary of benefits please visit our website . This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevails over this listing.

COVID-19:On July 30, 2021, the County of Monterey Board of Supervisors took action to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees to include new hires. The vaccination requirement is in accordance with Section 25 of the County of Monterey Emergency Response Manual and COVID-19 Prevention Program Link . Applicants who accept employment with the County of Monterey, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, individuals may request medical or religious exemptions and will be required to complete the appropriate request and certification forms for review and approval no later than their start date. Medical / Religion .


  • Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9.
  • If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly, and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation
Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Elizabeth Veliz, Personnel Analyst at 831-796-1291 or .

Closing Date/Time: 11/26/2021 12:00 AM Pacific

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