1100 San Leandro Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94577
United States
Job Posted Date: 
June 1, 2023
Full-time Positions
Population & Social Sciences

Attention: An Alameda County job application is required to be considered for this position. Please see instructions below on how to apply.


Alameda County Public Health’s HIV Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is recruiting for a temporary Surveillance Epidemiologist


$40.77 Hourly



***Temporary employees are not entitled to full County benefits.

* Temporary Assignments: Assignments vary in duration depending on the needs of the department. An assignment may end at any time. To obtain a regular position, the appointee will need to compete successfully in a County Exam when open.



The HIV Epidemiology and Surveillance (HES) Unit includes the HIV Surveillance, HIV Epidemiology, and Data-to-Care programs.

  • HIV Surveillance: This program conducts activities related to HIC case- and lab reporting. Surveillance staff investigate possible cases of HIV or AIDS diagnosed at healthcare facilities in Alameda County and collect demographic, clinical, and risk information on confirmed cases. Data on HIC cases and HIV-related laboratory results reported by providers or laboratories is maintained in the Comprehensive HIV Information Management Exchange (CHIME) – the local HIV surveillance database and reported to the California Department of Public Health. The Surveillance team participates in ongoing monitoring of the quality, completeness, and timeliness of HIV surveillance data for reporting.
  • HIV Epidemiology: HES epidemiologists conduct data management and analysis to support surveillance; program planning; and HIV prevention and care. Extensive analysis describing the HIV epidemic, the HIV Care Continuum, and trends are conducted annually and published in reports and briefs for dissemination to community partners and public health professionals. These analyses are presented to the HIV Collaborative Community Planning Council and community groups. Selected findings are also presented at professional meetings and conferences.
  • HIV Data-to-Care (D2C): Program activities focus on data support for HIV prevention services using the Prevention and Care for Engagement (PACE) data system. This involves the analysis of HIV and STD surveillance data to identify clients for linkage, partner services, re-engagement, or integrated HIV STD prevention services. Data on clients receiving these services is collected and managed in PACE. The D2C program activities are being expanded to include 1) the use of tools and data to reach marginalized and hard-to-reach clients and 2) development of protocols to guide coordination among HIV surveillance, prevention, and STD staff and/or with provides for more timely and integrated prevention services.



Under supervision of the HIV/STD Section Director and the Epidemiology Research Scientist, analyze HIV surveillance and program data. Assist in collecting, organizing, and summarizing data for surveillance and data-to-care programs as needed. Assist in analysis and writing for epidemiology reports and briefs. Perform other duties as assigned within the classification.


Alameda County Health Care Services Agency is enriched with a diverse workforce. We believe the best way to deliver optimal programs and services to our communities is to hire and promote talents that are representative of the communities we serve. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements: 


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EDUCATION: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, life science, social/behavioral sciences or another closely related field; AND,

EXPERIENCE: The equivalent of two years of full-time, professional level epidemiology experience, preferably in a public health, health care delivery, or academic institution setting. Experience in research/epidemiological studies and collecting, analyzing and managing health data.

SUBSTITUTION: Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, biostatistics, social/behavior sciences or another closely related field can be substituted for the required experience.

How to Apply: 

An Alameda County Application is required to be considered for this   recruitment.

Please email the County of Alameda Job Application and a cover letter to:

Dawn Smith ([email protected])


The application template is available online on Alameda County’s On‐Line Employment Center at

NEW USERS can click on “New User Registration” to fill out an application template. Once the application is completed, please click on the “Review” tab to “Print/Save My Application”. A PDF version or digital scan of the application must be submitted to the email address above.

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