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Job Title: Epidemiologist 2
Job Number:
Organization: TN Dept of Health / HIV/STD Epidemiology & Surveillance
Posted: 11/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,     
Compensation: Salary based on education and experience with a minimum starting rate of $5,482 per month.
Position Description: The HIV/STD Epidemiology and Surveillance Program within the Tennessee Department of Health has programmatic oversight over Tennessee’s HIV surveillance activities. The Epidemiologist 2 will serve as the Tennessee HIV Surveillance Coordinator by analyzing and interpreting statewide HIV data, ensuring data quality, improving processes for identifying emerging trends, and informing HIV prevention strategies. This position will supervise the core HIV surveillance team 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.

The position will have opportunities to collaborate with other sections within the Tennessee Department of Health, other state agencies, and federal partners. 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 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, but are not limited to:

• Developing solutions and implementing tools to enhance the processes to ensure data quality and usability • Supporting 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 surveillance staff on collection and reporting of HIV data • Supporting the development and implementation of data dissemination products for the HIV surveillance program, including public-facing interactive data dashboards and annual Epidemiologic Profiles • Collecting, managing, and analysis of HIV data for surveillance and reporting to CDC • Representing TDH on national calls with the CDC and other jurisdictions • Preparing and delivering data presentations to state and national stakeholders • Provide oversight for evaluation/ validation studies to determine the completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of surveillance systems • Contribute to grant development, report writing, and manuscript preparation

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 qualifications:

• Communicable disease surveillance or epidemiology experience at a local or state public health department • Experience with data management and analysis in a health-related field, including electronic reporting and database applications • Program planning or evaluation experience • Knowledge and experience in epidemiology and statistics • Familiarity with HIV, STD, and/or viral hepatitis epidemiology and reporting • 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

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: 2/28/2018
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: https://tn.gov/health/section/STD
How to Apply: In order to be considered, you must apply online between November 29 and December 5, 2017 at:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ tennessee/default.cfm and search for Epidemiologist 2, job code 112917-163212.

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

Web Site Delete Date: 12/6/2017