Epidemiologist III

Recruitment #200818-X27C-H02

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 III providing support to the Medical Facilities Division located in Oklahoma City, OK. This is a classified position (PIN 34002561) in state government. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package
, including 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 $64,236.00 based on education and experience.

This position may also be filled as Epidemiologist II with an annual salary of up to $53,949.00, based on education and experience.

All applicants, regardless of employment status with the State of Oklahoma, must apply on this announcement to be considered for this position.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES TRAVEL THAT MAY INCLUDE OVERNIGHT STAYS; WORKING NIGHTS AND/OR WEEKENDS.

This position is a database manager with a SAS programing background and strong communication skills.  This position is responsible for educating individuals in data entry, basic reports, and technical support, improving the OKEMSIS database, support other database activities, create datasets and reports as well as present findings to stakeholders.

Typical Functions:
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
• Participates in research activities, special investigations and descriptive and analytic studies relating to specific diseases; interprets results and adapts to epidemiology programs and related programs.
• Prepares technical reports and scientific articles and participates in grant writing activities.
• Designs and implements epidemiological studies and surveillance systems.
• Determines and utilizes appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and interpret data.
• Interacts with the media and conveys information to the public.
• Provides consultation to health care professionals, community organizations, and others on specific disease, injury, or conditions.
• Lectures for various organizations on diseases, injuries, or conditions; prepares educational materials for public distribution.
• Interprets data to determine risks from exposure to chemicals or biological agents.

Preferred Qualifications:
Database experience, statistical analytic skills, SAS programming, research and report writing, public speaking and presentation experience.

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.

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.

Level III:
This is the specialist level where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing advanced and/or specialized professional work which may include extensive research in a specific field such as enteric diseases, cancer, chronic and infectious diseases, trend analysis, injury clusters, and geographic/population/culture demographic; and development of quality assurance methods for data collection and analysis.  Designs and implements epidemiological studies, surveillance systems, or evaluations; coordinates grant writing and prepares grant-related reports; participates in interagency committees or task forces.  May supervise, plan, or distribute work to others.  This may include mentoring of Level I and II positions.

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.

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

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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