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Job Title: Surveillance Biostatistician
Job Number: 17-62
Organization: Southern Nevada Health District
Posted: 12/29/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Las Vegas,  NV    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: To collect surveillance data and conduct statistical analyses of these data using appropriate analytical methods to identify disease outbreaks whether from natural causes or through bioterrorism incidents; to identify data sources; to manage data sets and insure the data are of high quality; to interpret the analysis and prepare comprehensive reports

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES – This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the jobs and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job- related knowledge and skills.

• Manage disease surveillance data sets • Research data sources for identifying disease outbreaks including those from bioterrorism incidents • Oversee data entry • Assure quality of data including editing and verification of consistency • Conduct statistical analyses (descriptive and analytical) of data sets • Develop a protocol for timely interpretation of disease trends • Create tables, charts and graphics with narrative text • Interpret data analysis and prepare reports • Design health related surveys • Provide statistical consulting to disease investigators • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge of: • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment • Principles and practices of statistical data analysis • Database management • Epidemiological principles • Complex methods and techniques of research and analysis • Principles and practices of computer software application systems

Ability to: • Plan and coordinate collection, compilation and analysis of public health statistical data • Communicate effectively with individuals or in groups • Use statistical and word processing software proficiently • Write concise, grammatically correct technical correspondence and reports • Perform detailed research and statistical data analysis • Work independently, in a team setting and in a collaborative environment • Present data graphically • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Qualifications: Surveillance Biostatistician I Training: • Equivalent to a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in public health administration, biostatistics, epidemiology or a related field

Experience: • No experience required

Surveillance Biostatistician II Training: • Equivalent to a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in public health administration, biostatistics, epidemiology or a related field

Experience: • Two years of professional experience as a biostatistician

Working Conditions: • Will spend long periods of time using a computer

License or Certificate: • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Nevada driver’s license

Conditions: All required licenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment. Any employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.

New employees must complete Incident Command System training, ICS 100, ICS 200 and NIMS as a condition of continuing employment, prior to the completion of the probationary period.

Organization Description: The Southern Nevada Health District in Las Vegas Nevada is one of the largest local public health organizations in the United States. The health district serves more than 1.7 million residents, which is 70 percent of Nevada’s total population. Also, the district is responsible for safeguarding the public health of more than 37 million visitors to Las Vegas each year.

Closing Date: 3/29/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Kimberly Monahan,  Surveillance Biostatistician
Contact Location: 330 S. Valley View

Las Vegas   NV  89183
USA
Contact Location: 330 S. Valley View
 
  Las Vegas   NV  89183
  USA
Contact Phone: 702-759-1109 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: monahan@snhdmail.org
Web Address:
How to Apply: Apply on-line at: www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org

Additional Information:

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