Epidemiologist II

Staff Epidemiologist

Recruitment #191210-X27B-I06

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Epidemiologist II. This is a classified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding 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 $53,847.00, based on education and experience.

Position Summary
This position serves as a staff epidemiologist for the Center for Health Statistics (CHS) with duties that include: preparation of technical reports, and designing/implementing epidemiologic studies using multiple data sources (hospital and ambulatory surgery discharge data, vital statistics, induced termination of pregnancy, Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System). This position will also be responsible for utilizing appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and interpret data, independently and in collaboration with internal and external partners.

Position Responsibilities
• Provide epidemiologic support for all existing CHS databases.
o Design and implement descriptive and analytic research projects.
o Complete customized data reports from internal and external partners.
o Develop annual health reports for public distribution. 
o Develop legislatively required reports as needed.
o Consult with clients and partners in response to general data requests and the preparation of reports, articles, and presentations.
o Assist with the development and implementation of analytic techniques to answer questions from leadership and stakeholders/partners.
• Assist with the planning for CHS Analytic and Dissemination division.
• Serve on various OSDH committees, councils and workgroups.
• Provide mentorship and training opportunities to MPH student practicums.

Other Duties
• Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
• Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Valued Skills and Experience

Level I: required at this level include 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.

Level II: required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of environmental toxicology, intervention strategies, diagnostic laboratory methods, and medical microbiology.  Ability is required to manipulate large databases.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Office Environment
Computer based
Travel may be required.

 

 

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of communicable or chronic diseases, injuries or conditions, and assists in the planning and implementation of epidemiological programs to prevent and control diseases, injuries, or conditions.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Epidemiologist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the depth and breadth of accountability, the expertise required to perform assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for the leadership of others.

Level II:    
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing a more advanced and complex level of professional work.  This may include coordinating surveillance activities, special investigations, descriptive and analytical studies or research projects; preparing technical reports and scientific articles; participating in grant writing; preparing educational materials for public distribution; coordinating workgroups to update data collection tools; and mentoring lower level epidemiological staff and providing training opportunities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:  
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in Epidemiology and one year of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological research, investigation, and analysis or a doctorate in epidemiology.

NOTES

NOTES/REQUIREMENTS:

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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