Geospatial Health Data Analyst

Recruitment #220323-X27C-02


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service. 

OSDH is seeking a full time Geospatial Health Data Analyst providing support to the Center for Health Statistics. This is a position (PIN#34001634) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for these positions is up to $80,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
The Geospatial Health Data Analyst will primarily be responsible for conducting spatial analyses such as: disease mapping, geographic correlation studies and disease clustering/surveillance. This position would interpret, evaluate and design public health spatial research projects in collaboration with internal and external partners meeting geospatial data needs. The Geospatial Health Data Analyst will also conduct small-area studies using data sources (BRFSS, Cancer Registry, Vital Statistics, and Hospital Discharge) within Center for Health Statistics, providing stakeholders data visualization on Oklahoma high-need areas. He/she will demonstrate a high proficiency with ArcGIS suite acting as Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) subject matter expert. The position will also be responsible for the development and maintenance of the OSDH geodatabases.

Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
*Analyze public health and geographical data to aid understanding of complex relationships between environment and health.
*Conduct spatial analyses with quality data using ArcGIS software, display data using maps, reports, charts and tables.
*Produce data visualizations of spatiotemporal and health services data.
*Investigate the environmental, social, and behavioral factors underlying geographic variations in disease rates.
*Complete individual GIS mapping projects as required and provide technical support for GIS projects created by end-users at OSDH
*Assess, coordinate, and determine GIS needs throughout the agency.
*Conduct trainings and resources on GIS to build epidemiologic capacity in mapping and spatial analyses.
*Provide technical advice and expertise for the OSDH geospatial database environment including the development and organization of databases, and assessment and implementation of related new technologies.
*Develop standards, policies and procedures for ArcGIS use.
*Represent OSDH on external committees, work groups, and contribute spatial epidemiologic data to statewide clearinghouse.

Other Duties: Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of epidemiology methods, environmental analyses interpretation; of statistical analysis, and demography; of epidemiological or statistical software; of social and economic conditions; of current epidemiological developments and techniques; of grant writing. 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; to manipulate large databases; and 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 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.


Requirements consist of a Master’s degree in Public health (Biostatistics/Epidemiology) or related Master’s level degree 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; or 10 years of directly applicable experience. Proficient in ArcGIS software.


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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