Title: ASSOCIATE PUBLIC HEALTH BIOLOGIST Salary: $4,521.00 - $5,717.00 Posted: 02/22/2013
There are 2 vacant positions, both positions will be located in Elk Grove, CA. These positions are a full journey level Public Health Biologist (PHB). The incumbent will independently conduct the more difficult and highly specialized epidemiological investigations and disease surveillance in the assigned area; maintain contact with health officers, directors of environmental health programs, and managers of vector control districts; and provide training and related activities in the designated region of responsibility and elsewhere in California as required. Duties include conducting surveillance of vector-borne diseases, including plague, hantavirus, and tick-borne diseases, in a designated region of responsibility and elsewhere in the state as required. Providing consultation, training, and educational materials on vector-borne disease prevention, surveillance, and control to governmental agencies, the medical community, and the general public. Conducting control of vectors associated with actual or potential human cases of a vector-borne disease. Prepare operational and technical reports, and participate in the writing of articles for technical journals. Provide supervisor with program and project work plans, progress reports, and monthly activity reports. Investigate and implement novel methods for vector-borne disease prevention, surveillance, and control.**If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by attaching your SROA/Surplus letter and note it in the explanations box of your application** Applications will be screened and only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Qualified candidates must have eligibility for State employment, be in a reachable rank on an employment list for this classification, former state employees who can reinstate into this classification, have transfer eligibility to this classification or currently be in this classification. Interested applicants must submit a State Application form STD. 678 and must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the explanations box.
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