Applying To: Epidemiologist

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Notice:

Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.

Salary

  • Minimum: $54,860.00
  • Maximum: $85,904.00

This examination's eligible list will be used for filling both permanent and permanent per performance vacancies.  Per performance positions are paid $26.38 hourly, are not eligible for the Employee Benefits Program and do not require City residency.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position investigate and analyze information concerning the prevention, impact and control of communicable, chronic and environmentally-induced diseases.  Duties include planning, coordinating and evaluating the operating, reporting and analyzing functions of the City of St. Louis Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. 

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Epidemiologist

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Public Policy or related field; plus six months of professional experience in public health epidemiology which includes investigation, analysis, prevention, surveillance and/or control of disease.  OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

License:  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present it upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with grant writing, survey software applications, performing community health assessments and drafting improvement plans. 

When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education relating to this position. Your experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your Experience and Training evaluation. Applicants must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3284
July 16, 2021
5642-16G

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