Staff Epidemiologist

Recruitment #210108-UNCX-13


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 Staff Epidemiologist providing support to the Center for Health Statistic Department. This is an unclassified position (PIN# 34003708) 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 dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $53,847.00, based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position serves as a staff epidemiologist for the Center for Health Statistics (CHS) with duties that include: preparation of technical reports, creating public use data files, and designing/implementing epidemiologic studies using multiple data sources (hospital and ambulatory surgery discharge data, vital statistics, induced termination of pregnancy, Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System). This position will also be responsible for utilizing appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and interpret data, independently and in collaboration with internal and external partners.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Provide epidemiologic support for all existing CHS databases.
•Design and implement descriptive and analytic research projects.
•Coordinate with internal staff to update and create Public Use Data files (PUDFs) for hospital discharge data.
•Complete customized data reports from internal and external partners.
•Develop annual health reports for public distribution. 
•Develop legislatively required reports as needed.
•Consult with clients and partners in response to general data requests and the preparation of reports, articles, and presentations.
•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.
•Serve on various OSDH committees, councils and workgroups.
•Provide mentorship and training opportunities to MPH student practicums.

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

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.

Valued 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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