Job Description

Epidemiologist $28.80 Job 3014 (Infectious Disease and Preparedness)
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 to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

NEW PAY Now hiring for full-time Epidemiologist, 5-day work week Monday thru Friday, 37.5 hours per week. 

$28.80 per hour with full comprehensive benefits package. 

External applications will be reviewed immediately upon successful receipt.  

This position is responsible for collecting, tabulating, analyzing the disribution of determinants of chronic and acute diseases, infectious diseases, public health emergencies and other related data.  This position will participate in the planning, development and implementation of a community health assessment initiative using Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) or other planning model.  Work involves assisting in devising methods of surveillance, implementation and analysis of epidemiological investigations or studies; in community needs assessment; participating in general data management and report writing for epidemiological studies and  investigations within an assigned specified geographic area.

Must have Master's degree in public health, statistics, behavioral/environmental sciences with 1-year of experience.  Or, Bachelor's degree in public heath, statistics, behavioral/environmental sciences and 3 years of experience. Experience in statistical research, data management or disease investigation.  Related field with training in quantitative methodology, disease investigation, and program evaluation. 

Must have a current driver's license. 

Education Requirements (Any)

EPI: Master's degree or Bachelor's degree in public health, statistics, behavioral sciences.

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.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Manager Infectious Disease and Preparedness

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Travel is required consistently

Number of Openings for this position: 1