Epidemiologist Pandemic Response Job 2886 (Public Health Community Health Services)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Mission: Helping Lexington be well. Values: We commit to being... Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness. Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community. Service: We are here to serve our clients and community. LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit www.lfchd.org to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

Join our pandemic response team!  Looking to fill this 40.0 hours per week ($23.60 per hour) position quickly; position may be filled on a temporary, regular, or emergency appointment basis due to the business demands of COVID-19.  

This position is primarily responsible for investigating, collecting, tabulating, and analyzing the distribution and determinants of chronic and acute disease and other data as it relates to COVID-19.  

Some essential duties are: interview cases and contacts to cases; reviews case calls of others investigating cases/contacts; enters information of identified close/household contacts into database management system (RedCap); review the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System and retrieve positive labs and new investigations created by the state and enter into RedCap; search for contact information by working with the testing facility or lab to fill any gaps with reports; contacts medical facilities to obtain case investigation on instituionalized patients; review and evaluate disposition information; prepare daily data reports. 

This position requires a Master's degree in public health or related field with formal training in epidemiology and 1 year of experience or Bachelor's degree in public health or related field with focus of study in epidemiology or related field and 3 years of experience.  Experience does not substitute for education. Acceptable related work experience as an epidemiologist; experience in disease investigation, statistical research, data analysis and data management. 

Easy online application process at www.lfchd.org

Key skills: data management systems, statistical analysis of epidemiological data, statisitcal software sush as SAS, SPSS, Excel, Lotus, GIS, RedCap, NEDSS, or similar packages, disease investigation, contact tracing. 








Education Requirements (Any)

EPICovid: Master's or Bachelor's in public health or related field; requires focus stud in epidemiology

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals). Employee benefits summary: Four medical plans are offered, so you can select the coverage that best meets your needs. Two plan options include an employer-funded health reimbursement account. Employees who waive medical coverage are eligible for an employer-funded health reimbursement account that receives $175 per month. Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance is available with three plan options ranging from basic to comprehensive. Additional benefits include basic life insurance and long term disability; cafeteria plans; wellness program, employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and tuition reimbursement program. Retirement Benefits include the Kentucky Employees' Retirement System and Cash Balance plan and Kentucky Deferred Compensation which includes 401(k), 457, and IRA options.

This job reports to the Officer Community Health Services

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1