Epidemiologist II

Recruitment #23-5785-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended.


Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line.


Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Agency Administration/Indigent Health. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents.


The mission of the Alameda County Public Health Department is to work in partnership with the community to ensure the optimal health and wellbeing of all people. Alameda County Public Health Department has worked for over 80 years to improve the health and safety of its residents and the neighborhoods they live in. The Public Health Department staff are committed to the following values:

Healthy People in Healthy Communities
Equity and Social Justice
Accountability and Quality
Leadership and Innovation
Trust and Transparency
Humility and Respect


Traditional public health concerns such as disease outbreaks, environmental hazards and access to health care are compounded by contemporary concerns such as: economic disenfranchisement and homelessness, racism, sexual and reproductive health and rights, crime, violence, and substance abuse. Each of these poses a threat to public health and wellness and calls for innovative solutions, in close partnership with impacted communities.. For more information about our Alameda County Public Health Department, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department Website and latest Annual Budget document found on www.acgov.org


Under general supervision, plans, conducts and evaluates epidemiological research studies; determines disparities in health outcomes or patterns of disease in a community; designs data collection tools; conducts data analysis; assists in the management of disease surveillance systems and health status measurements, conducts epidemiologic investigations or program evaluations, and performs related work as required.



The current vacancy for this position is located within the Health Care Services Agency. The immediate vacancies are found in the Public Health Department's Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (DCDCP). However, the eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in other program areas. 



The mission of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (DCDCP) is to work in partnership with the community to promote health and quality of life and to protect the public from the spread of communicable diseases and the health impact of emergencies. DCDCP has 6 major division components; Surveillance; Acute Communicable Disease Program; Immunization; Public Health Laboratory; Education and Prevention; and Tuberculosis Control and Prevention.



In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications below, the ideal candidate will be an epidemiologist well versed in principles and practices of public health including, but not limited to disease surveillance, epidemiologic methods, and data analysis; will possess a keen attention to detail, and commitment to meeting objectives. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in:

  • Manipulating, analyzing, and synthesizing data for reports, presentations and publications.
  • Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner. 
  • Integrating information from a variety of sources; detecting trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships.
  • Delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Gathering and interpreting pertinent data from a variety of sources and identifying trends available through regular channels and alternative sources. 
  • Leveraging resources – taking advantage of available resources to complete work efficiently, while prioritizing more critical and less critical activities and assignments and adjusting priorities as appropriate.
  • Using formal, informal and systematic methods to impart information to others that increases organizational effectiveness.   




The equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the class of Epidemiologist I in the Alameda County classified service.   



Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, bio-statistics, social/behavioral sciences or another closely related field.



The equivalent of four years full-time, professional-level epidemiology experience, preferably in a public health, health care delivery, or academic institution setting.  



Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, bio-statistics, social/behavioral sciences or another closely related field.



The equivalent of two years full-time, professional-level epidemiology experience preferably in a public health, health care delivery, or academic institution setting.  



Possession of a Ph.D. or DrPH in epidemiology, bio-statistics, social/behavioral sciences or another closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience in either pattern II or III.  


Specified positions may require possession of a valid California driver's license.  


NOTE:     The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

  • Epidemiological methods and study design.
  • Data collection tools and methods.
  • Public health surveillance methods.
  • Data management principles and methods.
  • The Ten Essential Public Health Services.
  • Disparities in health outcomes for vulnerable populations and the role and influence of socio-economic, behavioral, and environmental factors affecting health risks and status.
  • Principles and practices of program evaluation.
  • Data processing and statistical analysis methods.
  • Statistical analysis software, e.g. SAS, SPSS, STATA, R.
  • Database software, e.g. ACESS, SQL.
  • Principles and practices of program evaluation.  

 Ability to:

  • Develop data collection tools and procedures.
  • Process and clean data for analysis.
  • Design and conduct program evaluations.
  • Access and maintain surveillance and data systems.
  • Conduct statistical analysis using statistical software.
  • Summarize and interpret data analysis for reports and publications.
  • Prepare clear, accurate, and effective reports, correspondence, policies, protocols and other written materials.
  • Represent the department and the County in meetings with other agencies.
  • Identify and collect valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data and information.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Exercise interpersonal sensitivity and group interaction skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Operates a variety of standard office equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, with attention to linguistic preference and cultural proficiency.
  • Understand and incorporate the Agency and Department’s core values and ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations and communities.



  1. A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. Those candidates considered the best qualified will move on to the final step in the examination process.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. 


We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.  

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work. To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency.


Deadline for Filing:    

5:00PM, Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

June 30, 2023

Screening for Best Qualified:

August 4, 2023

Civil Service Oral Examination:

August 16 - August 28, 2023



Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, 


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email boxes Noreply@jobaps.com and noreplyalamedacountyhr@acgov.org are routed to unmonitored mailboxes. If you have questions, please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.


Angelica Cuevas, HR Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 271-5154 or email Angelica.Cuevas@acgov.org





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Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.

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