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Epidemiology Data Analyst
  • SAS
  • Database
Maricopa County, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
124 days ago
Position Overview

About the Position
The Epidemiology Data Analyst supports epidemiologists through the maintenance and development of data systems, data management, quality assurance, and report design. The incumbent also supports surveillance and emergency response activities to ensure that the Department of Public Health can identify risks and prevent the spread of disease in Maricopa County.

About the Department of Public Health
Come work for Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the 3rd largest health jurisdiction in the U.S.! Our Public Health staff live by our mission: to make healthy lives possible. We aim to serve Maricopa County residents with a focus towards health equity and a data-driven approach to our work. We value our staff's unique skills and differences, as well as the varied experiences and disciplines we represent. We come together to reach our vision of creating a healthy, safe, and thriving community.

Position Qualifications

We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.


  • Associate's degree in Public Health, Statistics, Science, Social Science, or a data-related field.

  • Two (2) years of experience analyzing data and developing data summary reports at a public health, healthcare, or academic institution.


Combined education and experience qualifications
  • Post-secondary education above the listed minimum requirement may substitute for the experience requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Other Requirements
  • All employees, within one (1) month of hire, will be required to provide evidence of immunity or receive immunizations for vaccine-preventable illnesses for any position within the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. Required immunizations include MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Tdap (whooping cough and diphtheria), Varicella (chickenpox), and annual Influenza. Some positions require a Hepatitis B vaccine and/or a Tuberculosis test.

Our Preferred Candidate has
  • Bachelor's degree, or higher, in Public Health, Statistics, Science, Social Science, or a data-related field.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience analyzing data and developing data summary reports at a public health, healthcare, or academic institution.
  • Experience working in epidemiology or biostatistics at a public health institution.
  • Experience with health-related terminology and interpreting reports of diseases.
  • Experience with statistical software applications, such as SAS.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Supports the data and analytical needs of the Office of Epidemiology and Data Services.
  • Assists the office in managing and processing surveillance data from partners.
  • Uses statistical software, such as SAS, to analyze public health data and produce summary reports for surveillance purposes.
  • Provides data management, including quality assurance and quality control of data, creating and distributing data monitoring reports, and facilitating the smooth operation of databases.
  • Uses public health surveillance systems to monitor conditions of public health concern and detect events that require additional investigation.
  • Conducts epidemiological investigations with patients and healthcare providers to gather information about potential exposures.
  • Collaborates with local, state, regional, and national-level partners to maintain and improve public health surveillance systems, data quality, and situational awareness.
  • Serves as a liaison with other Maricopa County Department of Public Health offices to provide support to their work and program activities.
  • Fulfills data requests and produces epidemiological reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participates in emergency preparedness exercises, contributes to enhanced surveillance activities, and responds to incidents of public health significance.

Working Conditions
The Epidemiology Data Analyst must be able to work under stressful conditions related to death and disease. Strict adherence to confidentiality policies is required. Must be able to participate in emergency response training as scheduled and be available to respond as directed in the event of a public health emergency.

Selection Procedure

The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.

All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to the midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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