Job description

Healthcare Staffing Professionals has an immediate need for a Data Scientist. The Data Scientist will assist with COVID-19 administrative efforts and be a part of the core epidemiological team that implements the surveillance system and COVID-19 vaccine response in the County. The Data Scientist will work in a highly dynamic environment and manage numerous data flows and data tasks that necessitate proficiency in SAS, SQL, R, and Python and familiarity with Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) and pipeline automation.

The Data Scientist will report directly to the Supervising Epidemiologist for professional oversight and direction.

The positions will start immediately upon acceptance and employment clearance and are initially funded through 11/30/21 with potential renewal.

Pay Rate-

$53.71/hr working 40 hours a week


Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Time, PTO


Employer Fully Funded Healthcare (Anthem Blue Cross), Dental and Vision, Life Insurance from Initial Start Date.

Shifts: M-F

Employee will be working a minimum of 8 hours a day between the hours of 7 AM to 7 PM.

Job Duties

  • Conducts COVID-19 specific epidemiologic analyses that involve large datasets or linkage of multiple datasets; building and automating pipelines; and programming and comparing complex matching algorithms;
  • Handles database management and liaising with vendors to build and manage database enhancement processes;
  • Builds routine reporting mechanisms such as dashboards on trend analyses, descriptive statistics, and interactive geographic data displays;
  • Collaborates with division and department stakeholders to define and manage data science projects from conception through implementation, including identifying and developing statements of business problems; conducting exploratory data analysis and data mining; developing model specification requirements; and conducting advanced statistical analyses;
  • Develops and presents visualizations of findings and recommendations that can be used to support business decisions and allocate resources;
  • Works with various stakeholders to document business requirements and helps frame business problems so that appropriate corresponding data science techniques can be identified and applied;
  • Works with departmental Information Technology (IT) organization to support collection, integration, and retention requirements for large sets of structured and unstructured data from various sources; and consults with data engineers and architects on the design and architecture of relevant data systems and processes;
  • Collaborates with other data scientists, analysts, epidemiologists, and IT staff to select, evaluate, improve, and document tools and systems in order to strengthen divisional and departmental analytic capacity;
  • Independently conducts advanced analytical studies for the resolution of business problems, and transfigures data into critical information by selecting and deploying appropriate advanced statistical techniques such as machine learning, bivariate and multivariate analyses, predictive/prescriptive analytics, and optimization;
  • Uses statistical computer scripting, domain-specific, and programming languages and other software and tools, to digest, manipulate, prepare, augment, evaluate, analyze, summarize, and visualize data;
  • Conveys findings and conclusions of work orally, in writing, visually, in presentations, and by developing interactive tools, as appropriate, to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, including technical and nontechnical staff, stakeholders, and members of the public;
  • Works with program staff to understand the implications of analyses and ensure that findings are actionable and support data-driven program, policy, and operational decision-making;
  • Assists in implementing recommended business process changes in ways that both retain fidelity to best practices identified through the analysis and recognize the operational realities underlying existing business processes;
  • Works with functional teams to develop and implement products, services, and tools, such as dashboards and reports, emerging from the analysis;
  • Under supervision, relates or contributes to advanced analytic products (e.g., Recommender Engines, Auto Classification algorithms, Predictive Scoring, geo-spatial clustering, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, classifier, etc.) and helps place them in production;
  • Recommends ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information;
  • Provides business metrics for departmental projects to show improvements both initially and over multiple iterations;
  • Provides ongoing tracking and monitoring of performance of decision systems and statistical models and troubleshoots and implements enhancements and fixes to systems, as needed;
  • Accesses ongoing training and professional development to maintain familiarity with current industry and academic research and to apply the latest and most useful statistical learning techniques to help extract pattern and trends from data; and
  • Complies with all required Public Health trainings.

Minimum Qualifications

Option I: Four years of experience applying advanced statistical analyses, including predictive analytics, to produce actionable recommendations that support data-driven program, policy, and operational decision-making in a clinical or public health field -OR-

Option II: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a field of applied research such as data science, machine learning, mathematics, psychology, or business analytics that includes substantial coursework in data science, predictive analytics, or statistical analysis -AND- four years of experience applying machine learning, predictive analytics, data management, and hypothesis-driven data analysis to produce actionable recommendations to support data-driven program, policy, and operational decision-making. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of applied research such data science, machine learning, mathematics, psychology, epidemiology, business analytics or the equivalent may substitute

Option III: A doctoral degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in data science, epidemiology, machine learning, biostatistics, IT or its equivalent -AND- two years of experience working in a public health setting; and

Valid Class C California Driver’s License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Desirable Qualifications

Windows-based laptop or desktop device, with a speaker and mic;

Reliable Wi-fi/internet access; and

Knowledge in communicable disease surveillance.

Healthcare Staffing Professionals, Inc. (HSP) is a leading edge Staffing and Recruiting Firm that provides Healthcare professionals to our many clients in the State of CA and Nationwide. Established in 2006 HSP has continued to expand and improve how we serve the needs of our valued clients. We are constantly striving to add energetic, talented, customer service oriented and performance driven members to our team.

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