Epidemiologist II

Recruitment #200529-UNCX-221


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 providing support to Screening & Special Services. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34000299) 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 $53,015.28, based on education and experience.

Position Description:
The purpose of the Oklahoma Birth Defects Registry Epidemiologist II position is to protect and promote the health of Oklahomans, improve quality of life, and reduce infant mortality through surveillance, data analysis and development of data driven strategies for birth defects prevention activities while also providing support for Oklahoma families impacted by birth defects.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
The duties of this position include developing and evaluating data acquisition methods, managing data, ensuring quality assurance, and analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing data. Additional responsibilities include guiding the planning and implementation of the program’s activities to prevent birth defects, disseminating information and providing support for Oklahoma families impacted by birth defects.

Education and Experience:
A Master's Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Informatics plus one year of practical experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of epidemiology methods, human biology, human embryology, laboratory methods, environmental analyses interpretation, and pathology; of medical procedures and diagnostics; 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. Knowledge of environmental toxicology, intervention strategies, and diagnostic laboratory methods. 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.

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.


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.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

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


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.