STI Surveillance Manager (Epidemiologist III)

Recruitment #211015-UNCX-667

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 STI Surveillance Manager (Epidemiologist III) providing support to the Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service. This is an unclassified position (PIN34000143) in state government, based 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 $66,500.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
This position acts as the lead epidemiologist and surveillance manager for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis for the Oklahoma State Department of Health within the Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service. This position conducts passive STI (sexually transmitted infections) surveillance activities, trend analysis, outbreak investigation, and coordinates data analysis of STI surveillance and STI partner services data for the entire state of Oklahoma. This position is responsible for supervising STI surveillance staff including one laboratory assessment coordinator, two field surveillance specialists, and three administrative assistants.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Presents STI data to participating community based organizations and various organizations and events to help in prevention and control of STI’s in Oklahoma. 
• Maps STI data (ARCGIS) to help target where STIs are occurring to assist prevention and control efforts.  
• Manages the surveillance database for the designated conditions, providing training and technical assistance and quality control and assessment.
• Assist in writing grants, performance measure, technical reports, progress reports, scientific articles, and analysis for the SHHR service; prepares educational materials for public distribution.
• Run various reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to help case management and quality control of STI/HIV/AIDS data.
• This position also serves as backup to HIV epidemiologist.
• Manages and 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.
• Designs and implements epidemiological studies and surveillance systems.
• Determines and utilizes appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and interpret data, as well as performs cross-matching with other data sources for quality assurance and analysis purposes.
• Provides consultation to health care professionals, community organizations, and others on specific disease, injury, or conditions.
• Interprets data to determine risks from exposure to chemicals or biological agents.

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 independently and in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

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 and medical microbiology. Ability is required to manipulate large databases. Knowledge of grant writing, and quality assurance methods for data collection and analysis. Ability is required to develop and implement intervention and prevention strategies as identified through data analysis.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position is set in an office environment. 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.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in Epidemiology or Statistics 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.

 

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.