Epidemiology Manager

This Work Matters!

This position is open until filled. For best consideration apply early (Initial review will take place on 03/01/2023)

The Epidemiology Manager plans, designs, and implements community health assessments, epidemiological surveillance, and other epidemiological projects for community public health priorities; and serves as leader for the county in translating quantitative and qualitative findings to programmatic and policy actions. They present this information to public health leadership and the Board of County Commissioners to guide policy making decisions. This  position works with public health leadership and community partners to identify priorities for epidemiological efforts, develops detailed plans for carrying out those efforts, and oversees implementation of those plans. The position supports community-led data collection, management and analysis/meaning making for community health assessments and epidemiological projects. The Epidemiology Manager supervises a diverse epidemiology team; directs the planning, prioritizing, assigning, and reviewing of the team’s work. This position is responsible for cultivating a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community, staying up on current epidemiological trends and community-based and equity-based data initiatives, and demonstrating professional ownership, self-development and a desire for life-long learning.

This position will work in Downtown Portland, OR and may have the option to work a telework schedule.


We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item in a section is labeled required. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be as noted below. All non-traditional education,training and experience will be evaluated.

Education/Training: A PhD or MD AND

Experience: three (3) to six (6) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position

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About Multnomah County Health Department

Population: More than 800,000 residents (the most populous of Oregon's 36 counties)

Geography: 465 square miles (the smallest of Oregon's counties)

Cities: Fairview, Gresham, Maywood Park, Portland, Troutdale, Wood Village

County Employees: About 5,600 people.

Functions: Services for seniors and disabled people, animal services, assessment and taxation, bridges, community justice, courts, elections, health, jails, libraries, marriage licenses and passports, school and community partnerships.

Elected officials: Four commissioners elected to the board by district. Elected countywide are a board chair, sheriff, district attorney and auditor.

Weekly board meetings: At 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, first-floor board room, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

County History: Created on Dec. 22, 1854 and named after native people in the region.