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Cancer Surveillance Coordinator

Recruitment #190110-UNCX-12



The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Program Grant Consultant providing support to Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packetincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $61,458.33 based on education and experience. 

This position has preferred qualifications
Experience with health information management and/or having the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential is preferred.

Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration during the interview process.

Position Description:  
The primary function of this position is to coordinate the activities of the statewide Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry surveillance system. Provide day-to-day oversight of the functions and actions of the registry staff to ensure that the annual data submission is completed and meets or exceeds the national data quality standards.  This position is also responsible for immediate and long-range program development.

The second function of this position is as the cancer epidemiologist to provide epidemiological support for the cancer programs (Breast and Cervical Cancer early Detection Program (BCCEDP), OK Central Cancer Registry (OCCR), and OK Comprehensive Cancer Control).  This position will be responsible for performing advanced epidemiologic analysis related to cancer and associated chronic diseases.  Additional duties include development and implementation of a quality assurance schedule and reports for the statewide cancer surveillance system.  This position also coordinates with other epidemiologic staff and provide analytic support in crosscutting projects as available.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Provide supervision of the OCCR staff and oversight and technical guidance to daily activities. (Prioritizing tasks for the OCCR staff, manage meetings, trouble-shoot and identify system efficiencies, mediate conflicts as necessary).
• Respond to data requests as necessary.  (Researchers, cancer cluster investigations, coalition requests, press releases, etc.).
• Provide coordinated epidemiologic support for chronic disease programs (i.e. the Comp Cancer Coalition and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program) as necessary.
• Implement and support program-planning activities for the OCCR.

Education and Experience
Requirements consist of a masters' degree in Epidemiology and four years of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological techniques and analysis; or a doctorate in epidemiology with one year of qualifying experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of epidemiology methods, human biology, laboratory methods, environmental analyses interpretation, parasitology, toxicology, immunology and pathology; of medical terminology; of statistical analysis, biometry, and demography; of epidemiological or statistical software; of social and economic conditions; and of current epidemiological developments and techniques. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to meet with the public and conduct public information programs; to write technical and non-technical information material; and to use a personal computer and applicable software. Knowledge of environmental toxicology, intervention strategies, diagnostic laboratory methods, medical microbiology. Ability is required to manipulate large databases. Knowledge of grant writing, and quality assurance methods for data collection and analysis. Ability is required to develop and implement intervention and prevention strategies as identified through data analysis.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Office environment
Computer based


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.



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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.



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