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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, 12 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 COVID-19 Outbreak Support Epidemiologist 1 under the Acute Disease Epidemiology/Epidemiology Division in Atlanta, Georgia.

Won’t you join us?

Under supervision, plans, develops, and conducts epidemiologic investigations, surveillance and interventions limited in scope and/or complexity to determine the causes of diseases and implement methods of disease control. Collects, analyzes, and interprets statistical data and prepares epidemiologic reports.

Job Responsibilities:

Under supervision of the Epidemiology Outbreak Coordinator, the COVID Epidemiologist will be responsible for providing surge epidemiologic support in developing and conducting epidemiologic and outbreak investigations, surveillance and interventions, and implementing measures of control. This position will conduct surveillance of COVID-19 and other acute infectious diseases. The position will collect, analyze and interpret statistical data related to individual cases and outbreaks of COVID-19, respond to inquiries about, and improves response plans and surveillance systems for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

The COVID Epidemiologist will be responsible for:

  • Provide epidemiologic support in conducting epidemiologic and outbreak investigations;
  • Conduct surveillance of COVID 19 and other acute infectious diseases
  • Performing routine statistical analysis to determine trends and detect possible clusters and/or outbreaks;
  • Compiling data and other content for reports and grants;
  • Providing technical assistance to district public health staff for COVID-19 surveillance and investigation;
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Public Health or closely related field from an accredited college or university
Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MPH or MSPH, awarded by an Association of Schools of Public Health accredited program
  • MPH or MSPH concentration in epidemiology or biostatistics
  • One year of work experience performing the work of an Epidemiologist 1

About Georgia Department of Public Health

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.

Employment Information

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 require 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.

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application.

This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.