Population Health Analyst (BRFSS Coordinator)

Recruitment #220503-X27C-03


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 Population Health Analyst (BRFSS Coordinator) providing support to the Center for Health Statistics. This is a state employee position 34003709 governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 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 $70,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position will serve as a Population Health Analyst for the Center for Health Statistics (CHS), acting as subject matter expert on the statistical analysis of Oklahoma population health data. This position will serve as the State BRFSS Coordinator and work in partnership with the CDC in all aspects of the BRFSS including: grant application, budget, data collection, data analysis and data reporting.

Position Responsibilities/Essential Functions
•Analyze and effectively communicate the results of population level data.
•Assist in the development of community level profiles, report writing, and statistical analysis for multiple databases that include; hospital and ambulatory surgery discharge data, vital statistics (births and deaths), induced termination of pregnancy (ITOP), and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
•Provide epidemiologic support, data management and evaluation related to population health data.
oOversee and direct the compiling, statistical analysis, interpretation and reporting of community health surveillance data
oAdvise analysts/epidemiologists, local partners, tribal partners, regional districts, community organizations and county health departments on the analysis and utilization of the BRFSS survey data.
oConduct or direct special data analyses in response to data requests and special studies.
oPrepare written reports, scientific articles, educational materials, presentations and summaries of survey projects, with graphics such as graphs, charts and statistical tables.
oAssist 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.
•Manage budget related to the CDC BRFSS grant and contractors involved in implementing the Oklahoma BRFSS.
•Serve on various OSDH committees, councils and workgroups.

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

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.


•Level I: requirements at this level consist of a master’s in public health, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or related field, 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 in public health, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or related field 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.


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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