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Hennepin County Epidemiologist in Hopkins, Minnesota

OPENING DATE: 10/12/20 CLOSING DATE: 10/26/20 11:59 PM Central Time JOB TYPE: Full-time LOCATION: Hopkins, MN, Minnesota DEPARTMENT: Human Services and Public Health THE POSITION The Human Services and Public Health (HSPH) department is seeking an Epidemiologist. Under limited supervision, you will investigate and analyze the cause(s) of infectious diseases, advise on methods of disease control and prevention, and communicate with the medical community and the general public concerning infectious disease control and prevention. Location and hours: Currently, this position is working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This position is typically located at the West Suburban Hennepin County Service Center at 1011 First Street South, Hopkins, MN 55343. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, and periodically on the weekends between the hours of 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. About this position: This is a full-time, benefit earning position. In this position, you will: Conduct COVID case interview and contact tracing. Conduct infectious disease investigations and follow-up for a variety for diseases (e.g., pertussis, measles, mumps, hepatitis A). Conduct TB contact investigations. Analyze, interpret, and report infectious disease and medical condition data. Maintain disease surveillance systems including control methods and program evaluation. Maintain contact with community health care providers to encourage proper reporting of infectious disease cases. Investigate infectious disease outbreaks by interviewing patients, contacts, and health care providers. Consult with and recommend intervention and disease control measures to health care professionals, childcare providers, school health personnel, and others. About the department: Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other. About Hennepin County: Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees. Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This position is internally classified as an Epidemiologist. Click here to view the job classification specification. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to complete a background check.