Dutchess County

Posted 9/19/2019

Job Type: Full-time


This is a highly technical position in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health responsible for obtaining and analyzing health data and related data to monitor trends in the community, support epidemiologic investigation, and evaluate behavioral and public health programs and interventions. Work requires advance knowledge of applied epidemiology and biostatistics for public health practice. The Biostatistician works under the direct supervision of the Epidemiologist and may exercise supervision over subordinate staff or interns. This is a provisional position pending a civil service examination.

The following is indicative of the level and types of activities performed by incumbents in this title. It is not meant to be all inclusive and does not preclude a supervisor from assigning activities not listed which could reasonably be expected to be performed by an employee in this title. Assists the Epidemiologist in the collection, analysis, interpretation, visualization, and reporting of vital statistics and other health metrics to determine and evaluate community health needs; designs, manipulates, and utilizes databases for analysis of health issues and program evaluation; analyzes and interprets data using appropriate statistical methods; supports survey development, survey sampling strategy, and statistical analysis of survey results; responds to internal and external requests for health statistics; Assists department in the use of relevant methods for planning and program evaluation; support epidemiologic investigations and evaluation of public health research questions.

Minimum Qualification

EITHER: (A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in Epidemiology or Biostatistics;
OR: (B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field which should have included a minimum of ten credit hours in biostatistics and/or epidemiology and one (1) of year experience in technical or quantitative public health research or biostatistical analysis;
OR: (C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics or a closely related field, which shall have included a minimum of six credit hours in computer science, and two (2) years of experience in technical or quantitative public health research work, health informatics, or biostatistical analysis.

**NOTE: You must provide a legible copy of your college transcript(s) for each college attended. Transcript(s) must show your name; your student identification number; the name of the issuing school; the type of degree received, if any; the date the degree, if any, was conferred; full course names; credit hours; grade earned for each course; and a cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.). Transcripts can be submitted in person, by email to or by postal mail to Dutchess County Human Resources, Exams Unit, 22 Market Street, 5th Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

1. Graduate school course work in mathematics, statistics, epidemiology or a related field may be substituted for the experience described above on a year-for-year basis (24 credit hours for one year of experience) up to a maximum of two years.
2. A closely related degree could include public health, health informatics, math, computer science, pre-med biology or nursing depending upon the course work. Candidates must submit transcript(s) to justify relatedness of individual degree. Your degree or college credits must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
3. Submit list of credit hours required above to qualify for position.


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Salary: $65,925

To Apply

For immediate consideration, submit an application on or before October 18, 2019 to:
Dutchess County Department of Human Resources
22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2169
An EEO/AA Employer