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Job Title: Epidemiologist 2
Job Number:
Organization: TN Dept of Health
Posted: 10/5/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN   
Compensation: Salary based on education and experience with a minimum starting rate of $5,482 per month.
Position Description: The Epidemiologist 2 will support the HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis surveillance programs by developing solutions and implementing tools to enhance monitoring, reporting, and dissemination of program surveillance data. The Epidemiologist 2 will also be responsible for managing molecular HIV surveillance and building capacity for outbreak preparedness and response. This position may have the opportunity to supervise and will be housed within the HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Program, in the Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness (CEDEP) Division, reporting to the HIV/STD Surveillance and Epidemiology Director.

Candidates for this position should be detail-oriented, organized, able to multitask and prioritize, confident in managing projects, and able to self-direct on tasks. A significant part of this position is supporting central and regional TDH staff, and therefore strong oral and written communication skills, a positive attitude, and the desire to collaborate with others is important. Experience conducting active and passive public health surveillance for communicable diseases, and participating in cluster and outbreak investigations is preferred. Additionally, interested candidates should demonstrate critical and systems thinking to solve problems and innovate. This position may require some in-state and out of state travel.

Job responsibilities include: • Developing and implementing related data dissemination products for HIV, STD, and Viral Hepatitis programs, including public- facing interactive data dashboards and annual Epidemiologic Profiles • Developing solutions and implementing tools to enhance the real-time monitoring and reporting of newly diagnosed HIV infections • Managing activities to enhance HIV surveillance and build internal and external capacity to promote the early detection and rapid response to HIV transmission clusters and outbreaks • Providing technical assistance (TA) to regional and metropolitan HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis surveillance staff for investigation of and response to potential transmission clusters • Collecting, managing, and analysis of molecular HIV and HCV data for state surveillance and reporting to CDC • Ensuring data quality and usability • Representing TDH on national calls with the CDC and other jurisdictions • Preparing and delivering data presentations to state and national stakeholders • Writing grant narratives and progress reports

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctorate's degree in epidemiology.

OR Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctorate's degree in medicine (MD), osteopathic medicine (DO), veterinarian medicine (DVM) public health, biostatistics, statistics, health informatics health sciences, biomedical sciences or environmental sciences with experience equivalent to two years' work experience in epidemiology.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in public health or an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years. OR Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, statistics, or health informatics with experience equivalent to four year's work experience in epidemiology.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional studies with an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

OR

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in health science, biomedical science or environmental science with experience equivalent to six year's work experience in epidemiology.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional studies with an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

Desired Qualification:

• Communicable disease surveillance or epidemiology experience at a local or state public health department • Familiarity with HIV, STD, and/or viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance • Experience working on federal grants • Proficiency with analytic and data visualization software such as SAS, R, and/or Tableau • Demonstrated ability to manage projects • Strong written and verbal communication 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 http://www.tn.gov/hr/topic/benefits.

Closing Date: 1/5/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Donna Teasley,  Epidemiologist 2
Contact Location: 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville   TN  37243
U.S.A.
Contact Location: 5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
  710 James Robertson Parkway
  Nashville   TN  37243
  U.S.A.
Contact Phone: 615/741-0304 
Contact Fax: 615/741-3840
Contact Email: Donna.Teasley@tn.gov
Web Address: http://tn.gov/health/section/STD
How to Apply: In order to be considered, you can only apply online between October 11 - October 17, 2017 at:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/de fault.cfm and search for Epidemiologist 2, job code 101117-163212.

After submitting your online application, you may forward your resume to Donna.Teasley@tn.gov. Please reference Epi 2/HIV-STD-VH in the subject line.

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

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