Community Health Epidemiologist

Recruitment #200504-UNCX-195


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 Community Health Epidemiologist providing support to the Center for Health Statistic Department. This is an unclassified 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 based on education and experience.

Position Description  
This position will serves as a community health epidemiologist for the Center for Health Statistics (CHS), acting as subject matter expert on the statistical analysis of community health data; providing technical assistance and training to analysts/epidemiologists, local partners, tribal partners, and other stakeholders. This position will assist in the development of community level profiles, report writing, and statistical analysis for multiple databases that include: hospital and ambulatory surgery discharge data, vital statistics (births and deaths), induced termination of pregnancy (ITOP), and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). She/he will be required to work in partnership with the CDC in all aspects of the BRFSS including: grant application, budget, data collection, data analysis and data reporting. The community health epidemiologist will need to be able to analyze and effectively communicate the results of community level health data.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Provide epidemiologic support, data management and evaluation related to community health data.
    o Oversee and direct the compiling, statistical analysis, interpretation and reporting of community health surveillance data.
    o Advise analysts/epidemiologists, local partners, tribal partners, regional districts, community organizations and county health departments on the analysis and utilization of the BRFSS survey data.
    o Conduct or direct all special data analyses in response to data requests and special studies.
    o Prepare written reports, scientific articles, educational materials, presentations and summaries of survey projects, with graphics, such as graphs, charts and statistical tables.
    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.
• Manage budget related to the CDC BRFSS grant and all contractors involved in implementing the Oklahoma BRFSS.
• Serve on various OSDH committees, councils and workgroups.

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.

Education and Experience
Requirements consist of a Master’s in Public health or related Master’s level degree, and at least 2 years of experience in public health, specifically analytics involving use of epidemiologic techniques.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of epidemiology methods, statistical analysis; of epidemiological or statistical software; of current epidemiological developments and techniques; and of quality assurance methods for data collection and analysis.

Ability 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; to use a personal computer and applicable software; and to manipulate large databases.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position is set in an office environment and computer based. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


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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