Environmental Epidemiologist Job Description Sample
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology
313 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology (OHAE) is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Epidemiologist that will be assigned to the Epidemiology and Vital Statistics (EVS) team within the Population Health Assessment Unit. The selected candidate will mainly work with other epidemiologists and research analysts to conduct analyses of data related to vital records; Patient Discharge (PD) & Emergency Department (ED); and Los Angeles County local demography. The position will also support other key epidemiologic surveillance activities and health impact assessments for the Department. This position can be on either a 5/40 or 9/80 work schedule.
Essential Job Functions
Design and development of epidemiologic studies, including literature searches on various epidemiologic and public health topics.
Data management, such as drafting codebooks, creating sub-datasets, and quality control of data accuracy and quality
Data analyses with special focus on mortality pattern and life expectancy calculations, additional analyses may range from descriptive statistics to advanced modeling
Present epidemiological research data and findings to audience of assorted backgrounds
Geocode geographic data and generate maps to display spatial variations in health indicator estimates
Interpret data and helping data users understand the data.
Prepare reports or participate as co-author in peer-review journal article publication and present research findings at professional meetings
Respond to data requests from other DPH programs and external agencies
Assist in training and hiring of junior epidemiology staff
Other duties as assigned
Must currently be a permanent Los Angeles County employee who holds the payroll item of Epidemiologist.
Experience in managing large data sets of exceeding 3 million rows or 1 GB
Experience in using Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) programming language with macro/SQL coding skills
Experience in utilizing US Census Bureau data
Experience in using ArcGIS
Knowledge of demographic methodology
Strong verbal and written communication skills
All interested employees who currently hold the payroll title of Epidemiologist are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, copies of their last two (2) performance evaluations, and a copy of their Time History Report (All Earnings) for the last 24 months. Any additional information a candidate wishes to be taken into consideration will be accepted. All materials submitted will be evaluated, and only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview, on which final selection is made. Interested candidates should submit documents via email to:
Mr. Jeremy Huang
Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 127
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 288-7785
This position is located in the Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (BEOH), Environmental Epidemiology and Surveillance Section, and is maintained through a contract and ongoing partnership with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Department of Population Health Sciences.
Under the direction of the Chief of the Environmental Epidemiology and Surveillance Section, the incumbent serves as the senior epidemiologist for the Wisconsin's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Sport Fish Consumption Research Program, which includes two funded projects related to Great Lakes sport fish consumption: the CDC ATSDR-funded fish contaminant biomonitoring study of anglers and Burmese immigrants; and the EPA Point-in-Time survey of Great Lakes fish consumption advisory awareness.
This incumbent leads epidemiologic efforts in the GLRI Sport Fish Consumption Research Program to maintain, organize, analyze, and disseminate data to evaluate exposure to chemical contaminants in sport fish among vulnerable and highly-exposed populations. Programmatic responsibilities of this position include creating and maintaining datasets; designing study methodologies; conducting analyses of multi-modal project data including biological samples from humans and fish, electronic and paper survey results and data obtained from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin; and ensuring the security of project data and human specimens.
The incumbent will preferably have advanced statistical experience and be able to perform multivariate regression analyses, link and manipulate large datasets, and clean and reconcile survey and laboratory data. In addition, the incumbent leads the dissemination of study results to the scientific community by serving as lead author on project manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
Under the guidance of the principal investigator, the incumbent contributes to the development and submission of federal grants and cooperative agreements. This position assists in meeting grant program goals and objectives and makes significant contributions to required reports submitted to the appropriate agencies.
This position meets with federal, state, regional and local health and environmental agencies insuring that the DPH, BEOH and Section goals and objectives are achieved. The incumbent interacts with the DPH Chief Medical Officer for Environmental and Occupational Health, seeking program consultation and technical support. This position coordinates work assignments in the performance of the Section's assigned functions and responsibilities, and works with professional and support staff toxicologists, public health educators, natural resources professionals, academic partners and program assistants.
The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
Master's degree in epidemiology or closely-related field; doctoral degree preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Three years of experience working in the field of epidemiology, environmental health, and/or public health required.
It is required the incumbent be able to work independently; coordinate and maintain new and ongoing partnerships with public and private entities; ability to create and manipulate large datasets; collect, enter, and statistically analyze data; efficiently navigate internet information sources; apply scientific literature for public health purposes; and effectively use SAS and standard Microsoft Office applications.
Experience in the development of scientific questionnaires; compilation and analysis of data from questionnaires; preparation of grant-required and scientific reports is preferred. Comfort and skill in oral presentations and use of GIS technology are preferred.
A538500-MEDICAL SCHOOL/POP HEALTH SCI/POP HLTH
Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $56,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you're seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
To support ICF's dynamic growth and expanding client base, we are seeking an Epidemiologist to work in our Health Science Practice. This group within ICF provides hazard, exposure, and risk assessment, and related support that addresses the full spectrum of potentially hazardous agents, including chemicals, microbes, and radionuclides. We specialize in identifying and quantifying the effects of environmental pollutants, such as metals, pesticides, and volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, on human health and the environment.
The Epidemiologist's project work would support federal agencies (such as U.S. EPA and NIEHS), state agencies, and private sector clients in assessing the human health impacts of pollutants. Specific tasks would involve qualitative and quantitative analyses that form the basis of human health hazard, exposure, and risk assessments.
This position will be located in Durham, NC or Fairfax, VA
Support of and project leadership in systematic literature reviews for potentially hazardous agents, including:
screening available studies for relevance to a research question,
extracting relevant study data,
evaluating study design and the risk of bias for included studies,
synthesizing evidence to reach a hazard conclusion,
performing quantitative analyses to develop dose-response relationships and meta-analyses, and
documenting methods, assumptions, conclusions, and key data gaps in a report
Task and project management
Interaction and correspondence with clients
Review of work produced by others
Development of technical publications and guidance, presentations at conferences, and proposal sections
Mentoring and training other technical staff
This position does not involve hands-on laboratory or field work.
PhD in epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, or related subject with focus on human health hazard and risk assessment or Masters with 3 years of relevant experience
Experience assessing human health impacts of hazardous agents, including support of systematic literature reviews, preferably for government regulatory programs
Proactive and problem-solving approach to challenges Strong quantitative and statistical skills
Proficiency in statistical software packages such as R, SAS, or STATA, as well as Microsoft Office software
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Attention to detail
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work collaboratively under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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Durham, NC (NC05)
This position contributes to the work goals of the unit through providing real-time hepatitis C surveillance data for the intervention and control counties.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Thorough knowledge of statistical package such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, or R
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience
Master's and 3-4 years public health experience preferred
Deadline to Apply02/27/2019University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.
We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Nature of Work
Continuous Recruitment, Statewide: The DOP anticipates several vacancies in the near future for this classification. This recruitment is not for a specific vacancy but to generate a pool of interested applicants. This classification has positions in every area of the state and with multiple agencies. Make sure you mark in your county selection any county you would be willing to work in or commute to so you can be placed on the proper register.
Nature of Work: Under general supervision, performs work at the full-performance level by overseeing case investigations, data collection, and data and information dissemination. Provides input to more senior epidemiologists on design of surveillance systems and studies based on observations in the field, and implements studies and surveillance systems in collaboration with more senior epidemiologists. Provides educational resources to public health, medical, government officials, and members of the public. Trains and provides consultation to local health department personnel. Works collaboratively with other epidemiologists, public health and medical professionals and citizens. Performs related work as required.
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Examples of Work
Conducts epidemiologic case investigations and studies of infections, chronic, environmental, occupational and/or sexually transmitted diseases.
Teaches or trains others to perform case investigations and studies of infectious, chronic, environmental, occupational, and/or sexually transmitted diseases.
Identifies and teaches others to identify unusual occurrences of disease, including outbreaks, clusters, increases or other unusual trends in disease incidences or risks.
Participates in or advises local health departments in outbreak response, including organization of outbreak teams, assignment of duties, collection of laboratory specimens, collection of data for line listings or in other standardized formats, and standardized interviews of cases and controls.
Collects data or assists others in collection of data in a standardized format.
Reviews findings of case investigations and recommends control or prevention measures based on scientifically sound technical resources.
Maintains and prepares required records and reports.
Gives educational presentations to professionals and lay groups.
Develops informational materials for lay groups, media, and professionals.
Provides consultative and technical assistance as requested.
Develops relationships with reporting sources, including physicians, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and others for the purpose of improving disease surveillance and control.
Develops and cultivates relationships with local health departments for the purpose of training, consultation and education about disease prevention, control, and surveillance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques related to epidemiology.
Knowledge of current developments in epidemiology and the area of disease specialization.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to public health.
Knowledge of the public health system at the federal, state and local levels.
Knowledge of the risk factors for disease in the area of specialization.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Ability to implement surveys and studies on a local or regional level in collaboration with senior epidemiologists.
Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, standards and objectives of epidemiologic programs to local health department personnel, medical professionals, community organizations, and the general public.
Ability to review and interpret information from case investigations and make recommendations on control measures based on standardized protocols.
Ability to provide technical advice and guidance to local health personnel on data collection and case investigation and disease prevention and control.
Ability to conduct training sessions for local health personnel on proper data collection methods and report preparation.
Training: Master's degree in epidemiology, public health, biology, physical, behavioral, natural, or veterinary sciences from a regionally accredited college or university.
Substitution: A WV RN license AND three years of full-time or equivalent part time paid experience in conducting epidemiology may substitute for the required training.
Substitution: A Bachelor's degree in biology, physical, behavioral, or natural sciences from a regionally accredited college or university, AND two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in conducting epidemiology, including disease investigation, risk assessment or environmental epidemiology may substitute for the required training.
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Stroke Epidemiologist (Epi 2) Doh4391
The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health of people in Washington. This position supports our mission by providing epidemiological research, analysis, and evaluation for stroke care systems within the state. As the Stroke Epidemiologist, you will analyze health data to identify high-risk populations and disparities in stroke care and outcomes and evaluate the effectiveness of the system. You will also have the opportunity to compose scientific papers for submission to peer journals, and for presentations to stakeholders.
The Office of Community Health Systems within the Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance works to prevent injuries, develop health systems and improve patient safety. We work closely with communities and local health partners to build strong health systems and prevention programs. This helps ensure that everyone has access to good health care and emergency medical services.
This is a full-time, permanent Epidemiologist 2 (non-medical) position.
About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our website, DOH Infographic, and see what it's like to Work@Health!
DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:
We are committed to diversity and inclusion. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
We have an engaging Wellness@Health program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.)
What will you be doing? – Duties include:
Use statistical methods to analyze and evaluate stroke patient care and outcomes.
Analyze data to evaluate and identify high-risk populations.
Investigate disparities and regional variations in care and outcomes.
Design and conduct targeted studies to evaluate program effectiveness and to enhance evidence-based decision making.
Disseminate epidemiology data and evaluation results, including statistical findings, using technical reports, fact sheets, stakeholder presentations, department publications, grant applications, professional journal articles, and press releases.
Serve as a liaison for the office and division regarding stroke system and care evaluation.
Provide data, technical assistance and staff support to DOH committees, workgroups, and strategic initiatives.
Prepare written reports of findings for program use.
Assists with and consults on state and local quality improvement efforts.
What we're looking for
Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work and data analysis, enjoys taking on new challenges, and coordinating ideas and resources to achieve goals.
Master's degree or higher, with 12 quarter hours in epidemiology, and 12 graduate hours in biostatistics.
One (1) year of experience in the following:
Collecting, managing, and analyzing health and health care systems data.
Evaluating program effectiveness and developing relevant metrics.
Using data themes to inform policy.
Working with data to serve health system quality improvement strategies and programs.
Six (6) years of experience in applied epidemiology research and analysis.
Experience working with health care systems data with overlapping objectives for evaluation, public health epidemiology, and clinical quality improvement.
Experience in managing, analyzing, and evaluating stroke data and stroke care systems performance.
A Doctoral degree in epidemiology or other health science field.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:
Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
Use standard office equipment, such as a computer, telephone, printer/copier, and fax machine.
Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.
Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
Occasionally travel throughout the state or nation (including rural areas) which may include overnight stays.
Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Zach Covington at (360) 236-2406, Zach.Covington@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
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A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position.
A current resume.
Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.
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Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the office.
Stroke, Hypertension, And Diabetes Prevention Epidemiologist
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's (DPH) Bureau of Statistics and Evaluation (BSE) seeks to hire an Epidemiologist responsible for providing basic oversight for data collection and evaluation activities for the Coverdell Program, a federally funded stroke quality improvement program, as well as providing some support to 2 hypertension and diabetes chronic disease grants.
Our candidate will be responsible for assisting in ensuring that data and evidence are used to identify and set programmatic goals by establishing relevant trends; assisting in the development of programmatic logic models, implementing evaluation plans, and adding to the evidence-base for stroke, hypertension, and diabetes by sharing results through presentations and publications. This individual works in close partnership with the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services and reports to 2nd level Epidemiologist of the Office of Statistics and Evaluation.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
Conduct computer-based data analysis using the following software: SAS, Access, Excel, and ArcGIS.
Analyze statewide, national, and program data sources to identify prevalence, mortality, and environmental, demographic, or social determinants of health factors that influence heart disease and stroke in Massachusetts residents.
Prepare descriptive and analytic reports that include graphs, charts, tables, and GIS maps; Assess adequacy of data sources and performing analyses to measure impact of DPH activities on equity.
Partner closely with the 2nd level Epidemiologist, the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, and the Coverdell staff to assist in the development of specific frameworks, logic models and methods for conducting both process and impact evaluations of all Coverdell programs and interventions.
Provide input on analysis plans of state data for purposes of surveillance and evaluation of programmatic interventions to prevent and control heart disease and stroke.
Assist program evaluator and other evaluation staff working on Division of Prevention and Wellness efforts with overall program evaluation and needs assessment activities for the Coverdell program.
Collaborate in the design and implementation of data collection instruments as needed including questionnaires and surveys; Provide data/technical assistance to both internal/external programs.
Conduct literature searches to ensure that Coverdell programs and interventions are evidence-based and data-driven.
Maintain complex information systems to analyze and track collected data, using current technologies; report performance measures and indicators for CDC grant reporting.
Implement processes as needed to pilot programs and/or systems to assess accuracy and validity/ of programs or systems performance prior to actual implementation.
Contribute to working groups responsible for improving heart disease and stroke-related surveillance and monitoring systems in Massachusetts.
Assist in the development of abstracts, peer-reviewed publications and presentations of Coverdell programmatic findings, policies/procedures at conferences, workshops and community forums.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of etiology and treatment of stroke and associated risk factors, such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.
Demonstrated experience in, and an understanding of, public health evaluation.
Basic principles of program development and project management, including business writing.
Sound understanding of research methodology including survey development, the process of collecting, managing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data (both univariate and multivariate) with proficiency in SAS coding and the analysis of quantitative data utilizing SAS.
Experienced in the development and review of data documents including briefs and fact sheets.
Ability to communicate and coordinate activities including working in groups and collaborating with others.
Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision.
Understanding of equity (e.g., race, low income) and the application of equity to evaluation in public health.
Strong written and oral communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.
We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
75% state paid medical insurance premium
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Incentive-based Wellness Programs
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, or statistics and (B) of which at least one (1) year must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of two (2) years of the required (A) experience.
II. A Master's degree with a major in epidemiology, biology, biostatistics, toxicology, environmental science, environmental health, ecology, public health, chemistry, virology, immunology,, bacteriology, microbiology, statistics, or other health-related field may be substituted for a maximum of three (3) years of the required (A) experience and one (1) year of the required (B) experience.*
- Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: Educational substitution will only be permitted for a maximum of one (1) year of the (B) experience.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Violent Death Epidemiologist
Epidemiologist III performs highly advanced (senior-level) research and epidemiological work in the area of Injury Prevention. Work is performed under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.
Reports to Manager of Texas Violent Death Reporting System (TVDRS). Serves as a team lead for abstractors in TVDRS. Plans, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of the abstraction team. Develops TVDRS evaluation plan.
Oversees the monitoring and reporting of data collection and data quality. Designs, develops, and implements advanced epidemiologic investigations following new or standardized scientific polices/protocols, coordinating studies, collecting, analyzing and evaluating data, and communicating results. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Essential Job Functions:
(30%) Serves as a team lead for abstractors in TVDRS. Plans, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of the abstraction team.
This includes developing evaluation plan and overseeing quality of data abstraction for TDVRS. They will become trained as an abstractor and be skilled and efficient with the abstraction of law enforcement (LE) and coroner/medical examiner (CME) reports. They will monitor abstraction progress and work with manager to identify and resolve barriers.(20%) Oversees the monitoring and reporting of data collection and data quality.
They will develop tools to enter death certificates into the NVDRS web based system. Team lead will use available tools and create new tools as needed to monitor data quality and data reporting. They will be the primary liaison for internal and external partners on the data and data quality of the TVDRS program and be able to provide consultation, presentations and troubleshooting.(20%) Designs, develops, and implements advanced epidemiologic investigations following new or standardized scientific polices/protocols, coordinating studies, collecting, analyzing and evaluating data, and communicating results.
Includes preparing reports on violent death and injuries using TVDRS, death certificate, hospital discharge, emergency department and other data sets.(20%) Team lead will train/assist abstraction staff to ensure data quality meets/exceeds the criteria defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Will prepare and share reports on data quality with abstraction staff. They will direct staff to identify and resolve barriers in data quality.(10%) Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and methods of epidemiology and related statistics as well as health outcomes, scientific methods, statistical concepts and methods and their application to surveillance and research
Knowledge of analysis of large datasets
Knowledge of computer software package applications, especially SASKnowledge of data abstraction
Skills in development of procedures to monitor and evaluate progress in achieving project objectives
Skills in strong project management skills to organize major project activities into a logical sequence with a reasonable and achievable schedule of deadlines
Skills in a strong technical writing skills to clearly and succinctly communicate project/research information for correspondence with state and federal agencies, grant applications and plans, state rules and planning procedures
Ability to review and supervise the work of other epidemiologists
Ability to abstract data from a variety of sources
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing
Ability to develop and effectively deliver training and technical assistance about research/data methods, procedures
Ability to facilitate meeting agendas to achieve planned outcomes, and to convey planning alternatives or recommendations to a variety of audiences including DSHS staff, the public and decision makers
Ability to interpret complex statistical analysis, charts, and tables; to develop and analyze measuring instruments with respect to reliability, relevance, and validity
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to work with others as part of a team
Ability to make recommendations for program improvement and direction
Registration or Licensure
Graduation from an accredited college or university, with receipt of a Master degree preferred in epidemiology, health or social science, statistics, or a related field.Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited college or university, with receipt of a Master degree preferred in epidemiology, health or social science, statistics, or a related field.Experience using SAS for 2 years
Experience working as an epidemiologist/researcher for 2 years.Experience requesting and abstracting data from death certificates, coroner/medical examiner or law enforcement into surveillance system for 2 years.I understand that this position entails that I work with deaths of a violent nature that can cause acute stress and trauma. A background in either social work, first response, medical care or law enforcement are recommended.Additional Information:
Information on application must clearly state how applicant meets initial selection criteria. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete an in-basket exercise.Agency salary policy, budget and candidate's qualifications will dictate final salary offer.Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 68S, 60C, HM, 230X, 4E0X1, 43HX, 43MX, 43EX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.MOS Code:
68S, 60C, HM, 230X, 4E0X1, 43HX, 43MX, 43EX
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
Epidemiologist - Lead Health Counselor #Nf05353
The Norfolk Department of Public Health is seeking a Lead Health Counselor to work in the Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and HIV Prevention Program with the purpose of monitoring, controlling and preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV in the City of Norfolk. Under general supervision of the STD Program Supervisor, the Lead Health Counselor processes reported STI and HIV morbidity, assigns cases for investigation and provides technical assistance to Health Counselors.
The position utilizes Maven disease surveillance and patient databases to enter data, conduct record reviews, and generate disease surveillance and program activity reports. The Lead Health Counselor serves as the health district's STI/ HIV surveillance contact person and works closely with medical providers and the Virginia Department of Health's disease prevention and control staff to ensure accurate and timely disease reporting. This position conducts medical record review, works with disease surveillance databases and generates program activity reports.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in public or community health health with a focus on epidemiology, health education or a health related field. Data management and analysis experience.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). Certified as a Disease Intervention Specialist with communicable disease investigation, partner service and disease prevention counseling experience. Demonstrated knowledge of STI and HIV disease process, transmission, diagnostics, standard medical treatments and disease prevention strategies. Ability to conduct fieldinvestigation in City of Norfolk.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication abilities and the interpersonal skills to effectively work on a multi-disciplinary healthcare team. Data management and analysis experience.
Masters in public health with a focus on epidemiology, health education or a health related field. Previous experience as a Lead Disease Intervention Specialist Team leader experience Experience conducting performance audits or program evaluations. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Epidemiologist III (Fftl)
Kentucky's EnviroHealthLink program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national
Environmental Public Health Tracking Network and is funded by the CDC. The program's goal is to protect thehealth of Kentucky's communities by providing information to citizens, and federal, state and local agenciesfor use in planning and evaluation of public health and environmental actions.
This goal is accomplished byongoing collection, integration, analysis and interpretation of data about environmental hazards, exposure toenvironmental hazards, and adverse health outcomes potentially related to exposure to environmental hazards.
This is a federally funded time-limited (FFTL) position. This means it is a position that is paid entirely as the result of a federal grant.The duration of employment shall not exceed the life of the federal grant that funds the position.
An employee appointed to an FFTL positionis required to meet the minimum requirements for the classification. Further, an employee appointed to an FFTL position is designated as anunclassified (non-merit) employee. An FFTL employee is eligible to receive benefits at the same level as a classified (merit) employee ina permanent position.
This position serves as the program manager for the grant and involves many administrative duties.
Duties for this position include:
Provide specialized program management of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, develop andfacilitate partnerships and data sharing agreements with outside data stewards.
Coordinate with the University of Kentucky and partners to submit and analyze Nationally ConsistentData and Measures to the national tracking program.
Directly supervise the activities of the data coordinator of the Environmental Public Health TrackingNetwork program and coordinate the work of epidemiological and other staff assigned to the grant program.
Manage the grant budget and provide administrative oversight of the Environmental Public HealthTracking Network grant.
Conduct professional analysis of environmental health data elements and facilitate the collection ofsuch data for trend analysis and geographic distribution of these environmental elements relates to healthoutcomes and disease prevalence.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) participates in E-Verify and will provide the federalgovernment with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in U.S. CHFS will onlyuse E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.
For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that CHFS has violated its E-Verify responsibilities,please contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at 888-897-7781 or dhs.gov/e-verify.
EDUCATION: 1.A doctoral degree in a research discipline other than epidemiology or biostatistics, either a PhD, DrPH or SciD and successful completion of at least two graduate level courses in epidemiology, one graduate level course in biostatistics (or a graduate level course in statistics) and three elective graduate level public health courses; OR, 2.A master's degree in public health or a master's of science in public health (MPH or MSPH, respectively) and successful completion of at least two graduate level courses in epidemiology and one graduate level course in biostatistics (or a graduate level course in statistics); OR, 3. A master's degree in a discipline other than public health and successful completion of at least two graduate level courses in epidemiology, one graduate level course in biostatistics (or a graduate level course in statistics) and three elective graduate level public health courses.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: 1. Two years of experience as an epidemiologist or in providing epidemiology functions, with the first education option; OR 2.
Four years of experience as an epidemiologist or in providing epidemiology functions, with the second education option; OR 3. Five years of experience as an epidemiologist or in providing epidemiology functions, with the third education option.
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: A doctoral degree in epidemiology or biostatistics will substitute for the education and experience.
Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: A doctoral degree in epidemiology or biostatistics will substitute for the education and experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): NONE
Work is typically performed in an office setting. Some travel may be required.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Jennifer Burt at Jennifer.Burt@ky.gov .
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