Epidemiologist

Recruitment #220426-X27A-11

Introduction

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 Epidemiologist  providing support to Maternal and Child Health. This is a state employee position PIN 34001858 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government located in Oklahoma City, OK.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, 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 this position is up to $74,777, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of communicable or chronic diseases, injuries or conditions, and assists in the planning and implementation of epidemiological programs to prevent and control diseases, injuries, or conditions.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
•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.
•Prepares technical reports and scientific articles and participates in grant writing activities.
•Designs and implements epidemiological studies and surveillance systems.
•Determines and utilizes appropriate statistical methods to evaluate and interpret data.
•Interacts with the media and conveys information to the public.
•Provides consultation to health care professionals, community organizations, and others on specific disease, injury, or conditions.
•Lectures for various organizations on diseases, injuries, or conditions; prepares educational materials for public distribution.
•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 in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Level I:
required at this level include knowledge of epidemiology methods, human biology, laboratory methods, environmental analyses interpretation, parasitology, toxicology, 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.  Ability is required 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; and to use a personal computer and applicable software.

Level II: required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of environmental toxicology, intervention strategies, diagnostic laboratory methods, and medical microbiology.  Ability is required to manipulate large databases.

Level III: required at this level include those identified in Level II plus 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:
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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I: requirements at this level consist of a 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: requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in Epidemiology and one year of experience in a field involving the use of epidemiological research, investigation, and analysis or a doctorate in epidemiology.

Level III: requirements at this level 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.

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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