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Job Title: EPIDEMIOLOGIST III - Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse
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Organization: Inter Tribal Council of AZ, Inc.
Posted: 1/9/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Phoenix,  AZ   
Compensation: $52,000.00
Position Description: Annual Salary: $52K-54Kper annum (DOE) Benefits: Medical, Dental, Basic Life & 401k Summary of Position: The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Tribal Epidemiology Center is considering top applicants for a dynamic position focused on behavioral health and substance abuse epidemiology. The candidate will provide American Indian Tribes in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah with senior level epidemiologic expertise regarding behavioral health and substance abuse data collection, analysis, interpretation, quality improvement, dissemination, and disease prevention and control. The Epidemiologist will serve as the lead for the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative, Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative, and the TEC Opioid Program providing training and technical assistance to support Tribal projects. This position will require travel for site visits to Tribal communities, national, and regional conferences. This position will interface with key stakeholder groups including the Indian Health Service Behavioral Health Offices, state and local health departments, and represent ITCA on the Substance Abuse Epidemiology Working Group for the Arizona Governors’ Office. The Epidemiologist will work closely with the team of ITCA TEC epidemiologists to automate Tribal Community Health Profiles, which will include behavioral health and substance abuse information. The Epidemiologist will work closely with the TEC Director and Tribes to expand funding and programming for behavioral health and substance abuse related projects.

Scope of Work: This list is not all inclusive of the duties and responsibilities and/or skills, knowledge, and abilities of this position. • Design epidemiologic studies at the request of Tribal partners. • Design survey tools, data dictionary, codebooks, and databases. • Collect, store, transfer and clean data from a variety of public and confidential sources using: SAS and/or R, Excel and EpiInfo. • Carry out basic and some advanced commands in SAS or R for data management and analysis (counts, percentages, cross-tabulations, univariate statistics, chi-squared tests, t-tests, regression, and survival analyses). • Construct confidential reports and public surveillance reports including using macros and sql to automate reports • Construct public health presentations for internal and external trainings, meetings, and professional conferences. • Travel within the Phoenix and Tucson Service Area (Arizona, Nevada, and Utah) to conduct trainings, attend meetings, and provide technical assistance as requested by Tribal partners. • Maintain accurate and complete project files electronically and/or hardcopy format of assignments. • Ability to work as part of an analytic team.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: • Demonstrated experience with basic and some advanced commands in either SAS or R for data management and analysis. • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Highly Desired: • Experience with SAS macro and/or SAS sql for report automation • Experience with Tribal communities **Must submit a project sample of SAS or R code you have written with your application.

Qualifications: Education Requirements and Experience: MPH/MS with a concentration in epidemiology or biostatistics plus three year experience or a combination of education and experience that is equivalent. Applicant must have a valid Arizona driver’s license and submit to a background check. Requires a valid Arizona driver’s license, and submit to a background check. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Organization Description: About ITCA

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that administers over twenty federal, state and private grants and contracts in a variety of areas including health, research, and environmental quality. ITCA staff provides technical assistance, disseminates information and conducts trainings to assist Tribal governments in operating programs that comply with federal regulations and policies and protect the health and safety of Tribal members. ITCA employs approximately 70 staff to carry out the goals of these programs.

The membership of ITCA consists of twenty of the federally recognized Tribes in Arizona. ITCA coordinates meetings and conferences to facilitate participation of Tribal leaders and other Tribal staff in the formulation of public policy at all levels.

Closing Date: 2/28/2019
Desired Starting Date: 1/28/2019
Contact Name: Ruby Santa Cruz,  EPIDEMIOLOGIST III - QUANTITATIVE
Contact Location: 2214 N. Central Avenue

Phoenix,   AZ  85004
United States
Contact Location: 2214 N. Central Avenue
 
  Phoenix,   AZ  85004
  United States
Contact Phone: 602-258-4822 1587
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: Ruby.SantaCruz@ITCAonline.com
Web Address:
How to Apply: To obtain an application, visit our website: www.itcaonline.com Relocation expenses not available.

Additional Information: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. is An Equal Opportunity Employer and A Drug-Free Workplace

Web Site Delete Date: 2/28/2019