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Job Title: Environmental Public Health Tracking Epidemiologist
Job Number: 860ENVTRAKEPI012318
Organization: Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Posted: 1/24/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Phoenix,  AZ   
Compensation: $64,000 base, more depending on experience
Position Description: The Environmental Public Health Tracking Epidemiologist provides advanced biostatistical analysis and epidemiologic support for tracking environmental hazards that affect public health by developing and operating a local tracking network of environmental indicators in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Environmental Public Health Tracking Program in order to identify and reduce environmental hazards that negatively affect public health in Maricopa County.

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS: •Designs, develops, implements, and analyzes complex environmental health surveillance systems and electronic data exchanges to prepare for and detect environmental hazards affecting public health. •Provides subject matter expertise on disease detection and surveillance systems, investigations, and related activities, including both environmental and health outcome data. •Works closely with technical staff such as programmers and databases administrators to accomplish goals. •Manages and/or leads complex data analyses projects for the Department of Public Health and external partners. •Reviews, assigns, and assures completion of analyses of epidemiologic and public health data, such as hospital discharge data and environmental datasets. •Ensures completion of usable reports for Epidemiology, other Public Health programs, non-traditional public health partners, and the public. •Gives updates and communicates to others about content and progress of the projects. •Provides technical assistance regarding epidemiology methods and biostatistical analyses of environmental health indicator data as requested. •Ensures completion of data collection and data entry for complex surveillance and special projects by highly skilled and technical staff. •Leads the complex data analyses for environmental public health tracking projects in the division. •Performs literature reviews regarding epidemiological and biostatistical best practices for data analysis, data quality, and relevance. •Participates in local and national Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program workgroups to advance best practices and shares knowledge gained for tracking environmental health indicators. •Presents report findings and projects to public health and other highly trained community stakeholders. •Writes protocols, policies, and procedures related to best practices within area of subject matter expertise. •Develops and monitors metrics for evaluating epidemiological projects related to tracking environmental hazards. •Participates as a team member on grant writing and evaluation efforts pertaining to areas of subject matter expertise for tracking environmental hazards. •Responds to urgent or emergency situations involving intentional or naturally occurring events potentially resulting in a public health threat. •Leads, plans, and/or participates in emergency response training, exercises, and actual events. In actual public health emergencies, participates in investigations as a member of a response team.

Qualifications: Minimum education and/or experience: Bachelor's degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Biostatistics, Biology, Public Health, Informatics, Microbiology or closely related field and three (3) years' experience working in epidemiology, biostatistics, or data analysis in a public health, university, hospital, or healthcare environment of which at least one (1) year is lead experience managing analysis and/or analysis projects. An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year for year basis. Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of: •The Performance Management (PM) model and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methods in public health. •Metadata creation. •Biostatistics and its applications. Skilled in: •Using computers operating in a Microsoft Office Windows environment. •Collecting and analyzing complex data. •Working with data and database design and management, including data cleaning and validation. •Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. •Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. •Program planning and evaluation. Ability To: •Use Statistical Analysis System (SAS), Geographic Information System (GIS), and ArcView programs. •Manage and oversee epidemiologic projects. •Communicate information and ideas verbally and in writing. •Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. •Conduct independent judgment and advanced knowledge of applied epidemiology for public health practice. •Use techniques in developing, implementing, and maintaining disease surveillance and control programs.

Preferred education and/or experience: Master's degree or higher in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Biology, Public Health, Informatics, or Microbiology or related field. Advanced experience working in epidemiology, biostatistics, or data analysis in a public health, university, hospital, or healthcare environment. Project lead experience. Experience working with large data set analysis and working with databases. Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements: Geographic Information System (GIS), Statistical Analysis System (SAS), and/or ArcView program proficiency. Experience managing or maintaining databases.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 4/24/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Kate Goodin,  Environmental Public Health Tracking Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 4041 N Central Ave

Phoenix   AZ  85012
Contact Location: 4041 N Central Ave
  Phoenix   AZ  85012
Contact Phone: 602-527-6502 
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OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 301 W Jefferson Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-506-3755 (staffed Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm MST, excluding holidays)


Additional Information: SELECTION PROCEDURE: The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs. All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

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