2802 Epidemiologist I

Recruitment #TPV-2802-060023







Permanent and provisional applicants encouraged to apply. Non-permanent applicants must participate in a Civil Service examination in order to become permanent in this job classification.


Location of Position:


The Department of Public Health’s Population Health & Prevention – Community Health Promotion and Prevention Section, located at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2300, San Francisco, is accepting applications for one (1) full-time position in class 2802 Epidemiologist to function as a Community Transformation Initiative Epidemiologist.


The Community Transformation Initiative (CTI) is a five year grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focused on two high-level and complementary goals of transforming places and empowering people by implementing organizational and institutional policies to build healthy, safe, and equitable communities, as well as on empowering people and communities to implement sustainable place-based wellness policies and integrating community health workers and youth leaders into community mobilization efforts. CHPP is the Section within SFDPH focused on primary prevention and public health education, and PHP is the Division dedicated to health promotion/prevention, clinical care of communicable and chronic disease, we well as environmental health and emergency preparedness.


The Epidemiologist carries out their responsibilities within an understanding of PHP’s CHPP’s and CTI’s mission, goals and objectives, in compliance with the funder’s and DPH’s policies and requirements and performs duties with cultural competence and a high level of professionalism.


SHIFT:  Monday through Friday 8:00 – 5:00


Essential Duties:

Under the supervision of the Community Transformation Initiative (CTI) Health Program Coordinator III and in coordination with CTI Management Team, this position evaluates and conducts epidemiologic-related work of CTI and related initiatives. Essential duties include:


  • Serving as lead staff for CTI evaluation efforts, study and survey design, study implementation, data collection, analyses and report preparation;
  • Assisting in planning and designing of program evaluations and epidemiologic studies;
  • Assisting in developing procedures for epidemiological and evaluation research;
  • Conducting community-based health surveys;
  • Preparing technical reports and maps based on surveys and secondary data analysis;
  • Providing technical consultation and direction regarding statistical techniques involved in observational and evaluation research;
  • Assessing impact of CTI interventions on the status of target populations, as needed;
  • Coordinating local data collection and evaluation efforts with project leads, community partners, funders, and research investigators and requirements from other agencies;
  • Providing technical advice to public agencies;
  • Developing communications media based on studies performed;
  • Collecting and maintaining data regarding pedestrian injury, physical activity, exposure to second hand smoke, healthy eating, cardiovascular health disease, and other relevant data;
  • Preparing statistics and analyzing data as directed by senior staff;
  • Maintaining statistical records and reports;
  • Writing project proposals and specific papers or presentations;
  • Participating as an active member of the Community Health Assessment and Impact (CHAI) Unit; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned or required.




1.  Completion of a Master’s Degree program at an accredited college or university in Epidemiology or related field that includes a minimum of two graduate level courses in Epidemiology or two comparable graduate level classes in advanced research methodology AND two graduate level courses in statistics or biostatistics.


2a. Completion of a Master’s Degree program at an accredited college or university; AND

2b. Three (3) years (equivalent to 6,000 hours) of work experience within the field of Epidemiology performing study design, implementation or analysis.




  • Strong understanding of social determinants of health, primary prevention and environmental approaches to address health disparities.
  • Demonstrated ability to be responsive to community, supervisor, colleagues and staff.
  • Organized, reliable, flexible, collaborative, creative and detailed oriented.
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.



Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact 

Patricia Erwin, Acting Director

Community Health Promotion and Prevention Section


Via email at Patricia.Erwin@sfdph.org     or phone at 415-581-2418



Verification of experience/education may be required at a later date.  If verification is required, failure to provide it may result in disqualification from the selection process


SELECTION PROCEDURES:                                                    


The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.




1.     Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date. Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

  1.  Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.
  2. Remember to indicate: Attn: Class 2802 Epidemiologist I on all correspondence.





Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Issued: February 15, 2013

Announcement No.: TPV-2802-060023

Team DPH/LC (415) 206-8150 (01122438)

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