Job Opening: Epidemiologist in Genesee County (NY)

The Genesee County (NY) Health Department is seeking an epidemiologist. View the position description below to learn more and access the application to apply. Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.

Description: The epidemiologist will investigate the frequency and distribution of diseases within human populations and the environment. Work is performed in accordance with professional medical practices and procedures. Epidemiologists can perform research, education and public health practices in government agencies. The employee acts as a consultant to the medical staff of the Health Department in programs relating to chronic and infectious disease, bioterrorist threats and disease outbreaks and patterns in the community. The epidemiology coordinator designs, conducts and evaluates activities that help improve the health of all people and improve health outcomes for Genesee County’s population. These activities can take place in a variety of settings that include schools, communities, health care facilities, businesses, universities and government agencies. This is done by assessing community needs, assets and capacity; then plan health strategies, interventions and programs. Supervision is exercised over the health education staff and under the direction of Director of Community Health Services. Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND EITHER:

  • A. Possession of a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university in epidemiology, public health, or related field with coursework in epidemiology, and/or biostatistics; OR:
  • B. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and two (2) years health related experience conducting data collection, analysis, reporting, experience working in Public Health / health education program that includes a community outreach component;


  1. Candidate must be willing to be immunized for disease as necessary and appropriate and be available, during work hours and after hours to respond to notifications of communicable disease outbreaks.
  2. Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s license or otherwise demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Apply here or contact Brenden Bedard at 585-344-2580 (ext. 5555) for more information.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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