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The Dalles remains the trading hub for the region. Development has largely been dependent upon transportation and access to markets both west and east of The Dalles. Agriculture has been the backbone of industry with sweet cherries, grains, and apples leading the way.The Dalles is home to a growing tech industry. Manufacturing has also served as a dominant industry with a strong presence still evident today. As manufacturing began to leave America’s shores, The Dalles had the vision and foresight to diversify it’s economy. Top Employers of The Dalles include:

  • Mid Columbia Medical Center
  • School District #21
  • Oregon Cherry Growers
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Google

Here are a few of the jobs available in our area. For more see:

Communicable Disease Investigator

Posted: 05/08/2021

North Central Public Health District is looking for a Communicable Disease Investigator to coordinate and oversee special public health projects and/or services; develops, monitors, evaluates and updates the provisions of specific public health services; and plans strategies to address community health concerns. Will lead communicable disease surveillance and service activities including lead on Covid-19 investigation, testing and contact tracing. May supervise staff members working in Covid-19 response. FT + benefits; $4,149.83 – 5,047.17/month Required: Knowledge of federal, state and local communicable disease reporting requirements and epidemiology. Understand epidemiology study design; modes of disease transmission and epidemic patterns of disease in the community; epidemiological features of diseases and conditions significant to public health; risk assessment including causes and modes of transmission of infectious diseases; interpret methodology and statistical methods used in epidemiological studies; sources of and use of demographic and health data; word processing; computer applications, statistics, graphics and database software, MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Excellent computer skills, development of data systems. Preferred: Associates or Bachelors degree in Public Health or epidemiology or related field; Any equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training relevant to the position; Must possess a valid State of Oregon driver’s license.

Obtain application packet from North Central Public Health District at 419 E. 7th Street, The Dalles, OR, email publichealth@co.wasco.or.us, or by calling 541-506-2600. Return completed packets to North Central Public Health, Atten: Director, 419 E. 7th Street, The Dalles, OR. Closes: Open Until Filled - EOE

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