DOMAIN 3

Communication skills

You will now rate your knowledge, skills and abilities for Domain 3. On the next page, you will choose the tier that best represents your skill level in this domain. Please review the tiers below before proceeding.

Assessment Tiers

Tier 1: Foundational

Individuals with these skills are those who are completing academic programs or
are early in their public health careers; still gaining training or applied experience
on the job. These individuals require supervision when performing most tasks.
Their responsibilities include describing factors affecting community health;
identifying epidemiologic data and surveillance system needs; collecting
surveillance data; identifying the roles and resources provided by epidemiologists
and other public health professionals; and assisting in collaborations with internal
and external program resources.

Tier 2: Intermediate

Individuals with these skills are those who administer epidemiology programs and projects, often independently. These individuals may require supervision while managing larger or more complex programs or projects and other tasks. Their responsibilities include conducting epidemiological investigations; communicating epidemiological findings to diverse audiences; defining public health actions and interventions; collaborating
with others to perform epidemiologic activities; and applying data to support
public health policies, services, and programs.

Tier 3: Practiced

Individuals with these skills are those with subject matter expertise or who manage
epidemiology programs and resources that may include finances and personnel.
These individuals perform their job duties independently and may supervise others
on a project-by-project basis or all the time. Their responsibilities include systems
thinking; development of surveillance systems; interpreting the results of
epidemiologic investigations and surveillance; evaluating the suitability of data collection, databases, and program objectives.

Tier 4: Advanced

Individuals with these skills are those who typically hold senior positions within
organizations, demonstrate leadership, and are visionaries. These individuals
require no supervision for their job duties but may supervise and mentor others.
Their responsibilities include communicating epidemiologic program needs to internal and external collaborators; analyzing programs, staffing needs, and policies relating to epidemiology; administering financial and personnel resources; evaluating database generation and surveillance systems; advocating for health equity, a diverse workforce, and program needs.