Epidemiologist I

Community Assessment and Evaluation Specialist

Recruitment #200313-X27A-H01

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.

THIS POSITION CAN BE FILLED AT A LEVEL I or LEVEL II.

OSDH is seeking a full time Epidemiologist I (Working title-Community Assessment and Evaluation Specialist) providing support to the Community Evaluation and Records Support Division. This is a classified position (PIN#34000897) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 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  based on education and experience.

Position Description:
This position provides epidemiologic, analytic, and program evaluation support primarily to the county health departments and the programs within Community Health Services. Some of the duties of this position include developing evaluation tools, analyzing programmatic data, querying data, performing data analysis, and interpreting and presenting the results.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
•Conduct and coordinate descriptive and analytical studies, program evaluations, and research projects.
•Perform quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
•Query data from various sources, including both internal and publicly available data.
•Develop maps and utilize other tools to best visualize data.
•Prepare health education materials, technical reports, and scientific articles for publication.
•Work with programs and county health department staff to develop evaluation plans, including appropriate sampling, data collection tools, data management and analysis, and dissemination products.
•Provide technical assistance and training on data-related topics.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is performed in an office setting with climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to stand, talk, walk, lift, and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long periods of sitting and daily computer-based work. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with SAS and/or SQL and ArcGIS.

 

 

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT

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 I:     
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibilities at the entry level of professional work.  This includes performing data collection; analyzing data using basic epidemiological methods; participating in workgroups; and effectively communicating both orally and in writing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in public health, biological, medical, or health science which includes 6 semester hours in epidemiological methods and 6 semester hours of other epidemiological coursework and 9 semester hours in statistical methods and analysis.

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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