Jobs Epidemiology Intern

Public Health

$17.31 - $/hour


Courthouse Annex: 223 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs

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Pottawattamie County Public Health is announcing the hiring of a part-time Epidemiology Intern. 

This position is responsible for assessing disease development and transmission in the community and providing education on disease prevention strategies.  

Work is performed under the general direction of the Epidemiologist.

This is a part-time, 24 hr./wk., grant funded Internship that will work through 6/30/2023. 

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Analyze data from surveillance, investigations, or other sources; generate reports.

Utilize evidence-based interventions and control measures to identify and prevent communicable disease transmission.

Conducts investigations and interviews to define communicable disease outbreak or emergency.

Provides education to the public on disease prevention and recovery strategies.

Assist with communicable disease screening and diagnostic testing.

Assist with immunization and screening programs as needed, i.e. Influenza and TB.

Provide public health guidance consistent with the CDC for communicable disease recommendations. 

Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

General knowledge of public health programs 

General knowledge of Federal, State and local health policies and programs

General knowledge of public health methods and practices

Knowledge of data analysis methods

Skill in the use of personal computers and associated software packages

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to handle confidential information according to established procedure

Ability to identify surveillance needs

Ability to organize raw data in forms suitable for analysis

Ability to exercise courtesy and tact in a diverse environment

Ability to express complex ideas effectively both orally and in writing

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county staff, Iowa Department of Public Health staff, and the general public.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Enrollment in a Public Health related degree program.   

Graduation from high school or GED. 

Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is required. 

Obtain Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, and 700 training within 3 months of hire.

Valid driver's license.

For me, it is the satisfaction of helping the community, and providing service both here and in Eastern Pottawattamie County at the Avoca Courthouse.

Lea, Treasurer
44 Years with Pottawattamie County
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