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Job Title: PHCW-Foodborne
Job Number: 2016-01764
Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
Posted: 2/10/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Compensation: $13.00 - $14.00 Hourly
Position Description: The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population. The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Professional Health Care Worker - FoodBorne within the Division of Health Protection, Epidemiology Section.

The Georgia Department of Public Health is looking for a current MPH student or an incoming MPH-seeking student to assist in patient interviewing, data entry, data collection, data management, medical chart reviews, and other clerical work. The position includes calling cases and controls to conduct interviews related to communicable disease surveillance, special studies, and outbreaks during weekday, weeknight, and weekend hours. Data entry and management will include various databases including Excel, Access, and the Georgia electronic notifiable disease system. Although the person filling this position will have the opportunity to learn about notifiable disease surveillance in general, notifiable enteric and invasive bacterial disease surveillance conducted by the Emerging Infections Program will be the focus. The incumbent will be employed for approximately 15-20 hours per week. The pay will be $13 -14 an hour depending on experience. The schedule is extremely flexible, but the researcher must conduct interviews, enter data, and perform other activities at the Department of Public Health offices in downtown Atlanta during normal business hours for more than half of the total weekly work time. Additional interviews and duties will be conducted in the evenings and during the weekend from the researcher's residence. The researcher will not be expected to incur any long distance telephone expenses. This job can potentially include more hours during the summer and holiday breaks. The position could fulfill MPH practicum requirements. As part of a practicum experience, the student will:

Gain an understanding of how notifiable disease surveillance functions. Understand how outbreak investigations are conducted. Have an opportunity to analyze notifiable disease surveillance, study, and outbreak data.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and one year of work related experience; OR Four years of work related experience at a higher level.

Preferred Qualifications: Student seeking Masters in Public Health Experience working with databases Experience conducting interviews Professional telephone skills Bilingual - Spanish

Organization Description: Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break. Employment Information Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary. DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc. The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check. As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department. If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Closing Date: 5/14/2017
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Contact Name: Mauri Smith,  PHCW-Foodborne
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TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT

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