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Job Title: Epidemiologist 3
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Organization: TN Department of Health
Posted: 2/14/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN   
Compensation: Salary based on education and experience with a minimum starting rate of $5,523 per month.
Position Description: This position is in the Division of Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness (CEDEP), HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Program. CEDEP includes a large and diverse group of epidemiologists, subject matter experts and support services, in a wide range of programs.

This position serves as the Director of the HIV/STD Epidemiology and Surveillance Program. The Director develops and manages statewide Epidemiology and Surveillance efforts to quantify and reduce the public health burden and consequences of HIV/STD.

Job responsibilities include: • Quantify the public health burden and consequences of HIV/STDs in Tennessee; • Design, implement, and evaluate HIV/STD surveillance systems; • Conduct and supervise data analysis for HIV prevention, STD prevention, and Ryan White Part B using the respective data systems - eHARS, PRISM, CareWare, and others as assigned; • Conduct epidemiologic investigations of HIV/STD outbreaks and conduct HIV/STD surveillance studies; • Develop and disseminate Tennessee statewide HIV/STD data reports; • Participate in the preparation of state and federal funding applications and associated budgets; • Seek and prepare applications for Federal funding; • Ability to manage complex epidemiology and surveillance programs, reporting, programmatic activities, operational activities, technical activities, administrative activities, multi-million dollar budgets, contracts and procurement activities; • Ability to prepare epidemiology and surveillance programmatic plans, supervise/train epidemiologists and epidemiology support staff, work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, serve as section epidemiology and surveillance spokesperson, and make data presentations; • Participate in national epidemiology and surveillance meetings, activities, and consultations via CDC, HRSA, HHS, CSTE, APHA etc.; • Work closely with other governmental agencies, academic and community partners, and service providers statewide to promote use of surveillance data; • Serve as a epidemiology and surveillance liaison between the Division of HIV/STD and other state, federal, local, and community based agencies.

This is an executive service position requiring some travel, valid driver’s license and the availability to respond to emergencies.

Qualifications: Desired Qualifications: • Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) graduate, PhD, DrPH, or MD with work experience in public health epidemiology or related field; alternatively, MPH with five or more years increasing experience in public health program work, including epidemiology; • Five or more years of full-time supervisory work; • Experience in the field of HIV/STD or infectious disease; • Proficient in using analytical software; • Experience preparing manuscripts for scientific publication; and • Strong oral and written communication, team building, program management and evaluation, decision making, leadership and computer skills

Degrees must be from an accredited college or university. A transcript evaluation is required for degrees earned outside of the United States. Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Organization Description: The State of Tennessee offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc. For more information on this package, visit

The Tennessee Department of Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

Closing Date: 5/14/2017
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Contact Name: Donna Teasley, HR,  Epidemiologist 3
Contact Location: 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville   TN  37243
Contact Location: 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
  710 James Robertson Pkwy
  Nashville   TN  37243
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How to Apply: A complete resume, including all previous employment, salary history, and education must be submitted to or to her attention at the TN Department of Health, Office of Workforce Solutions and Services, Andrew Johnson Tower 5th Floor, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243. Please reference HIV/STD Epi 3 in your submission. Questions should be directed to the email address above.

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