Immunization Epidemiologist

Recruitment #200918-UNCX-366

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 Immunization Epidemiologist providing support to Immunization Services within the Oklahoma Health Department. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34002261) 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 $62,880.00, based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position will be responsible for evaluating intervention strategies for immunization coverage improvement and also perform advanced and/or specialized professional work concerning trend analysis, geographic/population/culture demographics and development of quality assurance methods for data collection and statistical analysis related specifically to immunizations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Participates in research activities, special investigations, descriptive and analytic studies relating to Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD).
•Determines and utilizes appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and interpret data, prepares technical reports and scientific articles and participates in grant writing activities.
•Grant writing and preparing budgets and work plans.
•Interacts with the media and conveys information to the public.
•Make presentations and provides consultation to health care professionals, community organizations, and others on VPDs.
•Other duties as requested by the program.

Education and Experience
Level I -  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.

Level II - Master's degree in Epidemiology and one year of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological research, investigation, and analysis. 

Level III – Requirements consist of those identified in Level II and three years of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological techniques and analysis; or a doctorate in epidemiology and one year of qualifying experience.

Preference will be given to those with Federal or State grants writing experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of epidemiology methods, human biology, laboratory methods, environmental analyses interpretation, parasitology, 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.

Knowledge of Federal or State grants writing and submission process.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; meet with the public and conduct public information programs; write technical and non-technical information material; and to use a personal computer and applicable software.

Ability to work with and analyze large databases.

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.

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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Conclusion

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