This position functions as the Deputy State Epidemiologist for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and serves as the Division Director for the Epidemiology Resource Center.
Serve as an additional technical resource to the ISDH on epidemiology, data management, and disease control, including outbreak investigation, data collection and analysis, study design, public health informatics, and survey methodology; Ensure programs are accomplishing their goals/metrics and required budgets, including grants and contracts, are being tracked, met, and not exceeded; In conjunction with the State Epidemiologist, advise the executive team on the application of epidemiological principals to the conduct of the agency’s business; Oversee daily operations, including approvals for travel, procurement and hiring; Review reports and messaging of the ERC for scientific rigor and public health usefulness; Coordinate department staff in responding to public health emergencies; Prepare reports and other documents as required; Cooperate with and secure assistance from various professionals and lay individuals during epidemiologic investigations; Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders and program areas for public health emergency response, data collection and analysis, training initiatives and coordination of staff activities; Maintain continuity of operations of ERC in the absence of the State Epidemiologist; Perform other duties as required. Preferred Experience:
· Master Degree in Public Health from an accredited college required; doctoral degree (such as DrPH, DVM) is preferred.
Thorough ability to apply epidemiologic principals to the practice of public health, including study design, statistical analysis, outbreak investigation, infectious disease control, surveillance techniques and report writing; Broad knowledge of public health disease agents and the epidemiological issues associated with them, including infectious disease, chronic disease and environmental health; Broad knowledge of data management, collection, interpretation, and analysis; Ability to interact with and provide technical oversight to highly trained public health professionals from a variety of disciplines, including physicians, veterinarians, nurses, PhD’s and masters prepared staff; Extensive knowledge of the local, state, national and international public health systems; Ability to make decisions, often under pressure, that will protect the public in the face of an epidemic or other public health emergency; Thorough understanding of disease case definitions and laboratory diagnostic techniques; Thorough understanding of the laws and rules affecting public health and the legal and ethical implications of public health practice; Extensive ability to use previous public health experience and general knowledge of epidemiology to assess threats and to act to protect the public when presented with an outbreak of a disease previously unknown to science; Advanced ability to write quality reports and to author and coauthor scientific articles. Benefits:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Medical / Dental / Vision plans Health Savings Account available - with Employer Contribution Prescription Coverage Incentive-based Wellness Program Employee Assistance Program Employer-funded Retirement Plan Deferred Compensation Plan with Employer Match Flexible Spending Account Work/life balance: 24 Paid Days Off and 12 Holidays, per year Group Life Insurance Qualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of Working in State Government!
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Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.