Violence Surveillance Coordinator

Recruitment #210706-UNCX-374


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 Violence Surveillance Coordinator providing support to the Injury Prevention Service Department. This is an unclassified position in state government (PIN# 34004005) 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:  
This position will conduct planning, project management, data abstraction, and statistical analyses for the Oklahoma Violent Death Reporting System (OKVDRS), which is part of the National Violent Death Reporting System.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Receives, reviews and compiles health data from multiple sources; abstracts information into a standardized surveillance system and examines data accuracy and completeness.
•Prepares questionnaires and other forms for use in gathering and reporting data; applies statistical procedures and tabulations in analysis of data collected.
•Designs analytic and assessment tools which incorporate suitable statistical tests.
•Provides consultation to managers and administrators to aid in the interpretation of data and the development of appropriate assessment and evaluation mechanisms for programs and services.
•Prepares and arranges statistical tables and charts for compilation into manuals, handbooks and reports.
•Analyzes and interprets data, using statistical research programs or other methods, and makes projections based on statistical inference.
•Analyzes a wide variety of management issues and recommends solutions to enhance program delivery.
•Prepares grant applications and reports following administrative guidelines.
•Plans program activities; trains personnel in the collection, processing, tabulation and analysis of data.
•Conducts studies and evaluations of the surveillance system.
•Defines goals, objectives, criteria and standards of evaluation for comprehensive systems planning.
•Ensures compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC’s) coding guidelines.
•Maintains confidential case files.
•Adheres to internal and external reporting deadlines.
•Maintains a working knowledge of all coding guidance and stays informed of changes and updates; works with the CDC helpdesk and the OKVDRS project team to resolve unique or challenging coding situations.
•Participates in OKVDRS project team meetings, quality improvement and evaluation projects, and conference calls, trainings, and in-person meetings with the CDC.
•Assists, as needed, with other Injury Prevention Service and OSDH activities and programs.
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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of statistical and research theory and methods; of sources of data; of probability and sampling; of data processing applications to data management problems; and of visual representation of data. knowledge of inferential statistics; and of techniques of data collection.

Ability is required to produce and maintain accurate data; and to write technical reports using statistical software programs; time management, and organizational skills; ability to maintain accurate, quality data and proficiently use Microsoft Access, Excel, and statistical analysis software; and ability to think critically, handle confidential work, and perform with a high degree of attention to detail and consistency. Ability is required to communicate statistical results orally and in writing.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, sit, walk, stoop, lift, bend, push and reach with hands and arms. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.





Bachelor’s degree which includes nine semester hours in statistics, statistical research methods, economics, demographic or social research statistics plus three years of experience in technical statistical and research work; or a master’s degree in public health, social science, business administration, public administration, or other related field which includes nine semester hours of advanced statistical methods and one year of experience in technical statistical and research work.

Preferred Qualifications
At least two years of experience with abstracting medical, criminal justice, or public health related records, working with health-related data sets, and/or law enforcement/violent crime data sets and experience with SAS statistical program is preferred.


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.


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

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