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Job Title: Deputy Division Director
Job Number: EP295
Organization: Virginia Department of Health
Posted: 9/11/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Richmond,  VA    USA
Position Description: Serves as Deputy Director of the Division of Surveillance and Investigation (DSI) and serves as the DSI division director in the director’s absence. Directs the management of programs responsible for preparing statewide procedures and guidance for investigation of reportable and emerging conditions, for planning and preparing to respond to public health emergencies, acts of terrorism, and emerging conditions, including enhanced surveillance; oversees the planning for statewide epidemiology training programs; provides expert consultation and guidance to regional and district staff on technical matters pertaining to disease, disease outbreaks, and related issues; completes all administrative grant-related tasks, including budgeting and expenditure tracking; recommends funding level adjustments based on Division needs; meets with program staff annually to set program priorities and future direction and plans to reflect them in grant applications and implement if funded; reviews and advises on draft grant narratives and budgets; evaluates programs to identify strengths/weaknesses and identifies and implements improvements to strengthen the program; ensures readiness of staff to detect and respond to diseases of public health importance and protection of their health and safety; and provides epidemiologic leadership during the agency’s response to public health emergencies.

Qualifications: Knowledge of needs and challenges of a general communicable disease control program and details of the operations of such a program, including traditional and enhanced methods of surveillance, clinical aspects of the diseases (especially methods of containment), and epidemiologic methods used to investigate individual cases, clusters, and outbreaks. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience presenting at conferences, national meetings, etc. Ability to plan and prioritize program projects and activities; formulate policies and plans for the overall work unit as well as for individual diseases; provide training and direct the work of others; maintain effective relationships, including high level government officials, lawmakers & others; and interpret laws, regulations, and policies and determine how to put them into action. Experience developing program plans, objectives, and budgets; tracking, measuring, and evaluating progress; administering a public health program; working as an epidemiologist; and managing projects and staff.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 12/11/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Lindsey Lambert,  Deputy Division Director
Contact Location: 109 Governor Street

Richmond   VA  23219
United States
Contact Location: 109 Governor Street
  Richmond   VA  23219
  United States
Contact Phone: 8048648121 
Contact Fax: 8048648139
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Apply at using position number EP295.

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