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City of Chicago EPIDEMIOLOGIST II in Chicago, Illinois

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EPIDEMIOLOGIST II

3414-CDPH-2021

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EPIDEMIOLOGIST II

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

This position is open to the general public and to all current City employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union – AFSCME (BARGAINING UNITS 1,3,4, & 5).

Attention AFSCME members in Bargaining Units 1,3,4, & 5: When submitting your bid application for this position, please select 01-AFSCME from the Bargaining Unit drop-down menu as it is the only option for AFSCME members.

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Number of Positions: 1

Mission: To promote and improve health by engaging residents, communities and partners in establishing and implementing policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need.

WORKING ON THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM

The mission of the Chicago Department of Public Health is to promote and improve health by engaging residents, communities, and partners in establishing and implementing policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need. The disproportionate

impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Chicago neighborhoods has highlighted the need for the CDPH to address it using a health-equity based approach. As a part of the CDPH Response Bureau, you will engage residents, communities, and partners in policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need.

ROLE SUMMARY

As a member of the CDPH COVID-19 Response Bureau, the Epidemiologist II is responsible for surveillance and investigation of COVID-19 in Chicago, including analysis of epidemiological data and interpretation of findings to inform citywide prevention and response strategies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Data Management. Validates the integrity of COVID-19 surveillance databases. Uses statistical software to create tables, graphs and data summaries for reports on epidemiological investigations. Supports efforts to centralize disparate data capture systems. Explores the use of non-traditional data sources for COVID-19 surveillance. Oversees the development and maintenance of databases on health-related issues and collaborates with City departments on shared databases.

Data Analysis. Analyzes COVID-19 surveillance data to track the cause, effect, and course of the COVID-19 epidemics (e.g., prevalence, incidence, time trends on various populations). Assists in identifying factors associated with morbidity and mortality, conducting special studies, and researching information. Writes programs or uses various software (including SAS) to perform complex manipulation of data and generate data summaries, tables, charts, and other graphic displays.

Data Sharing. Assists senior staff in the interpretation of epidemiological data and the preparation of written reports describing the factors associated with morbidity and mortality. Responds to requests for epidemiological data as appropriate (e.g., collaborates with health providers, public agencies and universities). Provides information to senior staff for inclusion in grant proposals. Communicates findings from epidemiological analyses to diverse audiences, including members of the public and the scientific community.

Qualifications:

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education and Training

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Statistics, Mathematics, or a directly related field.

Experience

Three years of epidemiological work experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.

OTHER SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND ABILITIES

Proficient in statistical computer software packages and applications, including SAS

Applicable knowledge of epidemiological practices and analytical methodologies and procedures

Familiarity with medical terminology

Understanding of human development and disease theory

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class. 

Location: DePaul Center, 333 S. State Street

Days:        Monday - Friday

Hours:      9:00am to 5:00pm

All employees of the City of Chicago must demonstrate commitment to and compliance with applicable state and federal laws, and City ordinances and rules; the City's Ethics standards; and other City policies and procedures. Equivalent foreign degrees, accreditations, and credentials in evaluating qualifications will be considered. The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

Education & Employment Verification: Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired. NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

Selection Requirement: This position requires candidates to complete an interview which will include a written exercise. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview and written exercise will be selected for hire.

Application Instructions:  Interested applicants should apply at the City of Chicago’s application website:  www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS  

This position is funded by a federal grant. These funds may be extended, but CDPH cannot guarantee this position will be funded past December 2022.

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. To receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationery verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the City must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY).   Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59 pm C.S.T.  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on October 28th, 2021. No exceptions will be made.

City of Chicago

Department of Human Resources

*Lori Lightfoot, Mayor   *

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