This position will conduct epidemiological studies of occurrences of communicable and chronic diseases among residents of Plumas County, including but not limited to COVID-19.
Collects, compiles, analyzes and evaluates data to assess the health status of the general population and specific demographic groups; explains the etiology of diseases; predicts the occurrence of communicable diseases; and develop plans and strategies to control and/or contain the distribution of communicable diseases. Position requires knowledge of modes of disease transmission and epidemic patterns of disease spread in the community; epidemiological features of infections significant to public health; epidemiological trends and disease patterns, their characteristics, and possible causation; design methodology and statistical methods used in epidemiological studies; use and availability of demographic data; word processing; computer programming and processing methods to generate, organize, and display complex statistical and other research data; current epidemiological and related literature; basic computer and modern office automation technology relevant to agency operations computer-based comprehensive statistics, graphics and database software. EOE
About Plumas County
Plumas County is located near the northeast corner of California, up where the Sierra and the Cascade mountains meet. The Feather River, with its several forks, flows through the county. Quincy, the unincorporated county seat, is about 80 miles northeast from Oroville, California, and about 85 miles from Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. State highways 70 and 89 traverse the county.