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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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$79,744.00 - $115,516.77 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number

23-00394 (O)



Opening Date


Closing Date

9/22/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
  • Description
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General Statement of Duties

This employee performs advanced professional analytical work in the surveillance, detection, research, and prevention of diseases and injuries. Work involves overseeing and conducting advanced-level professional epidemiologic work by developing and designing methods of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data, and performing appropriate research in areas important to public health. This employee directs, plans, and manages all aspects specific to the Cincinnati Health Department Communicable Disease program. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Data management; biology, chemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology, psychology, psychosociology and disease processes.

Public health principles, including epidemiology and control/care of communicable diseases.

Research methodology.

Current management principles and practices.

City and departmental human resources policies and procedures; civil service rules and regulations; union contracts.

Proper use and maintenance of supplies and equipment.

Principles of management, organization, training, and evaluation.

Health resources available in the community.

Cincinnati Board of Health Charter regulations.

City, state and federal safety rules and regulations, including OSHA and NIOSH; Employee Safety Instruction Manual.

Computers and related software used in the performance of assigned duties.

Skill To

Operate appropriate computer equipment; use properly all related hardware and software.

Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty.

Ability To

Conduct community health needs assessments; analyze current community health nursing trends.

Conduct research; collect, and analyze statistical data.

Implement and maintain positive employee relations.

Promote and maintain highest integrity throughout all personnel.

Analyze and manage effective EEO/AA programs.

Plan, manage, and evaluate assigned programs.

Enforce safe working conditions.

Supervise, organize, and review the work of lower level staff.

Select, train, and evaluate staff.

Work in a culturally competent manner.

Interpret and explain City policies and procedures.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Manage programs within assigned budget parameters.

Write grants and proposals; prepare assigned reports and correspondence.

Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Required Education And Experience

Each applicant must have five years of experience working in Epidemiology or Public Health. Additionally, each applicant must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a closely related field. A Master's Degree is preferred.

Other Requirements

Must have a valid Driver's License.

Must be an excellent communicator and team builder.

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Indoor environments; travel to the field may be required; possibility of exposure to communicable diseases; potential for high stress in crisis situations.

Physical Conditions: Essential and other important responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; lifting and carrying moderate loads; general manual dexterity required; must be able to operate assigned vehicle.

Examples of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Oversees the work of the Epidemiologist and Senior Epidemiologist by making and reviewing work assignments, establishing priorities, coordinating activities, and resolving related work problems.

Recommends the amount of resources devoted to particular projects or allocated among program segments

Plans, organizes, and assigns administrative details.

Designs, prepares, and reviews reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews, and other information.

Provides and reviews technical assistance to communities and outside partners with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation

Works as a liaison to outside data generating entities to develop and maintain partnerships for sharing and using data.

Develops and provides recommendations to the Health Commissioner, Medical Director, Director of Disaster Preparedness and Assistant Health Commissioners about the control of disease and injury problems on the basis of the results of surveillance, field investigations, public health research, laboratory tests, and acceptable methods of control.

Formulates policies, procedures, and plans for the conduct of existing and new subprograms in epidemiologic control and assessment.

Develops and evaluates methods of training for the public and local staff about appropriate methods of controlling diseases and preventing injuries.

Participates in writing grants and other funding proposals with respect to surveillance, epidemiology, and program evaluation; reviews applications for scientific integrity and accuracy.

Serves as principal investigator for research grants.

Participates in the selection of assigned staff.

Provides or coordinates staff training and evaluations; conducts staff meetings as appropriate; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements City and departmental personnel policies and procedures.

Manages crisis situations in assigned area; makes referrals to outside resources as necessary.

Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence as assigned.

Interprets and enforces Board of Health Regulations, state, and federal regulations.

Provides health education information to individuals and groups on public health issues and concerns.

Enforces established safety policies and procedures; develops safety policy and provide safety equipment/training for staff who conduct field visits and within the assigned office area.

Assists those contacted in the course of duty in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.

Probationary Period

Twelve months

Supervision Exercised

Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical staff.

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Indoor environments; travel to the field may be required; possibility of exposure to communicable diseases; potential for high stress in crisis situations.

Physical Conditions: Essential and other important responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; lifting and carrying moderate loads; general manual dexterity required; must be able to operate assigned vehicle.

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
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Which best describes your level of education?
  • High School or GED
  • Some College
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Graduate Studies
  • Doctoral Degree
  • None of the above

In which of the following areas do you possess a Bachelor's degree?
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Closely Related Field

If you answered "Closely Related Field" to the above question, please provide the Bachelor Degree type, and explain how it aligns with the requirements of the position.


How many years of work experience do you have working in Public Health or Epidemiology?
  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 or more years

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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202