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Job Title: Epidemiologist
Job Number: 1328
Organization: DC Department of Health
Posted: 10/19/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC    USA
Compensation: $76,093 - $97,340
Position Description: This position is located in the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH), Community Health Administration (CHA), Cancer and Chronic Disease Prevention Bureau (CCDPB), Cancer Programs Division. The Cancer Division is responsible for implementing evidenced based strategies and collecting and monitoring cancer surveillance as a means of reducing the burden of cancer in the District of Columbia. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for creating epidemiological investigative work by assisting in the design and analysis of cancer data collected by various programs including the DC Cancer Registry, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the District’s breast and cervical cancer data system. General supervision and direction will be provided by the Division Chief. Duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Foster collaboration efforts within the Administration on cancer surveillance activities Coordinate data collection, management, analysis and dissemination of cancer data, with a particular focus on breast and cervical cancer and colorectal cancer data. Perform statistical analyses of large, complex data sets, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, and local data sets. Evaluate and analyze data to make recommendations for public health policies, promotion, and disease control. Evaluate soundness of proposed data collection and surveillance activities. Recommend appropriate changes in accordance with scientific methodologies and available resources. Ensure adequate safeguards for confidentiality and security of data. Determine the availability and adequacy of data sources to support cancer control programs. Decide on the most relevant data, study design and methods. Design database and tracking systems and manage data collection, data entry and analysis for multiple cancer related surveys. Monitor and evaluate data collection procedures to ensure that quality control measures are sustained. Coordinate the development of data collection forms, disease fact sheets, surveys and question-­by-question specifications for survey instruments. Draft surveys designed to target specific populations and community needs. Represent the Department of Health at conferences and meetings. Plan, develop and prepare abstracts and reports for presentation or publication. Provide analytic support on all grant- related activities including data analysis and program evaluation. Write reports, processes internal and external requests for cancer data, and presents data and other information at cancer-related meetings. Attend conferences, workshops, training, etc., to enhance personal and professional growth. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Relevant to this job include:

-Knowledge of epidemiological principles and statistical analysis methods. Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data, and prepare well-written reports.

-Knowledge of concepts, principles, methods and techniques of administering public health programs.

-Skill in using database software (MS Access), SPSS, SAS, Watson Analytics, Geospatial coding.

-Knowledge of survey design, administration and evaluation.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills.

-Knowledge of systems and procedures necessary for surveillance and investigation of chronic diseases.

Specialized Experience:

Possession of a bachelor’s or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to Health Sciences or Allied Sciences appropriate to the work of the position. AND Three (3) years of specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the positions. Individuals must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade (11) level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled; to include designing and performing epidemiologic studies to evaluate public health issues and producing reports on findings as a result of epidemiologic studies.

Organization Description: Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country. With its proximity to major museums, world class parks, entertainment and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government, the District of Columbia continues to be ranked the top 10 thriving city indicators where you can live work and play. Contribute to and work for a nationally accredited Health Department. The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) earned national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and is an early adopter in attaining the designation. Come see where your skills are appreciated and rewarded by applying for the following public health opportunity.

Closing Date: 1/19/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Donna Harrison-Scott,  Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 899 North Capitol Street, NE

Washington   DC  20002
United States
Contact Location: 899 North Capitol Street, NE
  Washington   DC  20002
  United States
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How to Apply: Submit application through DC Human Resources web portal

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