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Job Title: Epidemiologist
Job Number: 31076
Organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
Posted: 6/21/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Phoenix,  AZ    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: This position serves as a journey-level epidemiologist in the STD Control Program and is responsible for carrying out a range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance, detection, and prevention of diseases and injuries. The individual in this role will work as a team or project member, under the direction of a senior epidemiologist or epidemiology program manager, conducting epidemiologic functions comprising surveillance, data collection, data analysis using epidemiologic methods, and assistance with epidemiologic investigations. This role will conduct epidemiologic investigations used in preventing and controlling specific communicable and chronic diseases, injuries, and other health conditions and applies findings to direct public health programs and recommend interventions and/or control measures.

The individual in this role will develop and provide scientific and clinical advice and technical assistance to various public, private, and nonprofit health and health- related state and local agencies and organizations, and may also serve as a scientific consultant for a public health program or project. This role conducts literature reviews and assists in preparing reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews, and other information using behavioral science, demographic and epidemiologic analytic techniques, and evaluation. This role also requires participation in after-hours activities including partner meetings, investigation, outbreak and emergency response as needed along with participating in writing grants and other funding proposals.

As an Epidemiologist with the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program, will serve as liaison between external stakeholders serving at risk populations in an effort to support safety-net providers in high prevalence areas.

The individual in this role may provide administrative leadership and technical guidance to lower-level professional, technical, and administrative support staff, as assigned, and will be expected to make independent decisions and judgments based on their professional education, programmatic experience and training; this position maintains and shares information and data of a very confidential nature

Qualifications: – Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary principles and practices of epidemiology – Research methods, procedures and techniques used in identifying and evaluating disease characteristics – Contemporary medical methods and practices used in the control of a variety of diseases; principles and practices applicable to the surveillance and investigation of diseases; public health surveillance, computerized database management, data analysis, program evaluation, literature search – Knowledge of Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies – Skills and abilities to conduct scientific studies required to identify and isolate various diseases; compilation and the evaluation of technical epidemiological data; conducting investigations; interpersonal relations, as applied to contacts with representatives of other governmental agencies and the public – Effective verbal and written communication and skills – Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination – Masters of public health with a focus on epidemiology OR a Bachelor's degree with coursework in epidemiology, health education, biostatistics, or a related field and at least one year of professional experience in public health epidemiology. – Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 9/21/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Rebecca Gardner,  Epidemiologist
Contact Location:

    
United States
Contact Location:
 
      
  United States
Contact Phone: 602-542-2740 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: rebecca.garnder@azdhs.gov
Web Address:
How to Apply: www.azstatejobs.gov

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