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Job Title: Influenza Epidemiologist
Job Number: 4363
Organization: Maine Department of Health and Human Services - Maine CDC
Posted: 7/27/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Augusta,  ME    USA
Position Description: You will serve as an epidemiologist focusing on influenza and non-influenza respiratory viruses for the Infectious Disease Program (ID). You will develop, manage and evaluate statewide infectious disease surveillance systems; conduct public health interventions; participate in outbreak investigations; and provide consultation on reportable disease conditions to protect the health of Maine citizens and visitors.

You will also: * Coordinate the collection analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of state surveillance data to stakeholders. * Serve on investigation teams and provide support to lead investigators during a case or outbreak investigation. * Provide professional consultation to program epidemiologists, healthcare partners and the public. * Monitor national and international disease trends and emerging threats. * Collaborate with program epidemiologists to improve overall program operations. * Provide input to public health policy initiatives based on surveillance and evaluation to reduce barriers to disease control and prevention. * Communicate surveillance information and health education messages. * Serve as Epidemiologist-On-Call and After Hours on Call on a rotating basis. * Participate in daily Epidemiology AM conference call. * Coordinate (or participate) in a state sponsored influenza and other respiratory viruses workgroup.

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Epidemiology or closely related field or a Bachelor's Degree in Epidemiology or closely related field and two (2) years professional experience in epidemiology. Equivalent related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred candidates will have: o Excellent oral and written communication skills. o Knowledge of and experience with infectious diseases, especially influenza. o The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of internal and external partners. o Computer skills including Microsoft Office. o Extensive database skills including creation, management, and integration of diverse datasets. o Experience with statistical software (SAS experience is preferred). o Knowledge and experience with drafting technical disease information for providers and the public. o The ability to guide strategic discussions and help groups to reach decisions that will further the mission of the Infectious Disease Program. o Experience in or working knowledge of clinical laboratory testing.

Organization Description: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.

The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine.

Closing Date: 10/27/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jamie Cotnoir,  Influenza Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 286 Water Street
6th floor
Augusta   ME  04333
United States
Contact Location: 286 Water Street
  6th floor
  Augusta   ME  04333
  United States
Contact Phone: 207-287-7204 
Contact Fax: 207-287-6865
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: To apply, please mail, e-mail or fax a State of Maine application form, current resume, cover letter and copies of post- secondary transcripts on or before the closing date to:

Jeremy Wilson DHHS Human Resources Division Attn: Jeremy Wilson #11 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Fax: 207-287-8299

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