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File #: 14-0964    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/3/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/5/2014 Final action: 8/5/2014
Title: Human Resources recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve changes to the classification specification, Epidemiologist, creating a flexibly staffed classification, Epidemiologist I/II with a difference of approximately $10,480 in salary/benefits between the current step 5 of the Epidemiologist classification and the salary/benefits for step 5 of the new Epidemiologist II classification; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 117-2014 establishing the salary range and bargaining unit designation for the Epidemiologist I/II; and 3) Waive the requirement for filling the upgraded position through a competitive examination process allowing the current incumbent to be appointed to the position. FUNDING: Federal, State, Realignment and Grant Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Epidemiologist I-II Specification 8-5-14, 2. B - Resolution 8-5-14, 3. Executed Resolution 117-2014 8-5-14
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Human Resources recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve changes to the classification specification, Epidemiologist, creating a flexibly staffed classification, Epidemiologist I/II with a difference of approximately $10,480 in salary/benefits between the current step 5 of the Epidemiologist classification and the salary/benefits for step 5 of the new Epidemiologist II classification;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 117-2014 establishing the salary range and bargaining unit designation for the Epidemiologist I/II; and
3) Waive the requirement for filling the upgraded position through a competitive examination process allowing the current incumbent to be appointed to the position.

FUNDING: Federal, State, Realignment and Grant Funding.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no Net County Cost associated with this change in the salary schedule due to additional State realignment dollars being used for the increase. Currently, the incumbent's salary/benefits are approximately $97,911 and the proposed reclassification to an Epidemiologist II Step 4 will bring the incumbent's salary/benefits to approximately $103,235. The Epidemiologist II has a proposed top step (step 5) salary/benefits of approximately $108,391.

Background
The Epidemiologist classification was created in El Dorado County (EDC) in 2008. However, since that time, the role of the Epidemiologist in Public Health Departments across the country has expanded to include a leadership role in the national accreditation process through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), the development of a performance management system including continuous quality improvement, and an emphasis on planning for the prevention of a bioterrorism event post 9/11.

In addition to these expanded duties, the scope of the Epidemiologist’s role in El Dorado County has increased with the creation of the Health and Human Services Agency. Historically, the skil...

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