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Job Title: Senior Epidemiologist, Reports and Analysis Team Manager
Job Number: 64080869
Organization: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology
Posted: 2/8/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Tallahassee,  FL    USA
Compensation: 48,000-65,000
Position Description: Description: The Florida Department of Health Bureau of Epidemiology is seeking a full-time epidemiologist to lead the Reports and A and Analysis Unit within the Surveillance an and Surveillance Systems Section.

The epidemiologist will manage and direct the work of the Reports and Analysis Team (4 master’s level epidemiologists, 5 data entry staff, 1 systems support specialist), coordinate activit coordinate activities with the Acute Disease Investigations Un Investigations Unit, and perform other activities as necessary per gr necessary per grant requirements.

As the Unit Lead, the epidemiologist will direct the production communicable and non communicable disease scientific reports, including those for publication, present at regional, state and national conferences, and contribute to grant applications. The epidemiologist will be joining the Surveilla Surveillance and Surveillance Systems Section, staffed with epidemiologists collaborating on a variety of high profile public health issues issues, including communicable disease outbreaks, reportable disease surveillance systems, syndromic surveillance systems, and natural disaster surveillance and response.

Position-specific activities include: • Develop yearly and 3-5 year program pl plan for the Unit. • Write grant proposals, alone and as part of a team. • Hire, plan, and direct the work of the Rep the Reports and Analysis Unit. Responsible f for the supervision of masters level epidemiologists and other team staff, including appraisals, planning and directing their work, approving leave, and having the authority for hiring and taking disciplinary action or effectively recommending such actions • Coordinate production of regular surveillance reports for a variety of audiences, including weekly, monthly, and annual morbidity reports, periodic disease- specific reports; and managing data in the reportable disease surveillance system.

specific reports; and managing data in the reportable disease surveillance system. • Oversee regular analysis of cases of reportable disease data captured in the web-based electronic communicable disease surveillance reporting system (Merlin), as well as other surveillance systems (ESSENCE) based electronic communicable disease surveillance reporting system (Merlin), as well as other surveillance systems (ESSENCE-FL), to characterize transmission patterns, identify risk factors and accurately assess the burden of disease.

The position will supervise staff who:

FL), to characterize transmission patterns, identify risk factors and accurately assess the burden of disease.

The position will supervise staff who: • Produce regular surveillance reports for a variety of audiences. • Conduct statistical analysis of surveillance data captured in the web-based electronic communicable disease surveillance reporting system (Merlin) as well as other surveillance systems (ESSENCE-FL). • Produce annual morbidity reports and regular surveillance summaries. This involves distributing surveillance reports and posting them to the surveillance website as well as writing a regular article in Florida’s weekly epidemiology publication (EpiUpdate). • Carry out daily or weekly data review sessions among headquarters staff. • Perform regular analysis of reported cases of communicable diseases to characterize transmission patterns, identify risk factors, and accurately assess the burden of disease. • Act as specialists and consultants in the surveillance and prevention of particular diseases (e.g., enteric disease, lead poisoning, chemical exposures). • Work with the state reportable condition system (Merlin) development team to ensure the system adequately captures risk factor information well as work with the developers to make any necessary system modifications. • Provide epidemiological consultation, technical assistance and training to enhance or improve the design and operation of existing surveillance s systems. • Annually lead the activity to update the Chapter 64D-3 of the Florida Administrative Code, and DOH’s surveillance case definitions. • Annually review the electronic disease reporting system to ensure effective disease reporting and accurate capture of data, and supervise the completion of reportable disease surveillance system evaluations. • Develop implement and evaluate current and new surveillance programs. • Direct regular assessments of the surveillance website and communicating updates to the website manager. • Provide epidemiological consultation to county health departments and other partners regarding respiratory diseases, communicable disease surveillance and reporting, and interpretation of laws, rules and statutes related to epidemiology and public health preparedness. • Participate actively in the development of quality improvement (QI) measures related to reportable disease surveillance, and assure that information systems capture the information needed to support these QI measures.

The epidemiologist will provide assistance during outbreak investigations and natural disaster response. As part of natural disaster surveillance and response or a community-wide emergency (e.g., influenza epidemic, enteric outbreak, hurricane, tornado, bioterrorism event) the epidemiologist will participate in the Bureau of Epidemiology field response and deployment activities. This epidemiologist will also be part of the on-call ep epidemiologist weekly rotation schedule.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong data analysis skills, experience with analysis software such as SA SAS, SPSS, Access, SQL, or other analytical tools, and firm understanding of public health surveillance and of surveillance system evaluation methods. The successful candidate should be familiar with database structure and design. The successful candidate must be a team player and able to lead and mentor others. The successful candidate will have excellent leadership, written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of communicable disease laboratory tests and disease reporting. Previous supervisory experience and knowledge of public health informatics is necessary.

Educational background: PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics, or MPH, MSPH, MS in epidemiology, or equivalent degree or an advanced degree in a health-related field (i.e., RN, MD, or DVM), and completed graduate level biostatics courses.

Organization Description: Organization description: This position is in in the in in the Bureau of Epidemiology, Florida Department of Health, State Health Office in Tallahassee, FL. The position is part of the Reports and Analysis Team within the Surveillance and Surveillance Systems Section. The Bureau of Epidemiology leads the Department of Health's efforts to prevent infectious and chronic diseases through surveillance, case and outbreak investigation, training and information dissemination.

Closing Date: 5/8/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Janet Hamilton,  Senior Epidemiologist, Reports and Analysis Team Manager
Contact Location: 4025 Esplande Way Bin A-12

Tallahassee   FL  32399
United States
Contact Location: 4025 Esplande Way Bin A-12
 
  Tallahassee   FL  32399
  United States
Contact Phone: 850-245-4561 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: nancelyn.dittmar@flhealth.gov
Web Address:
How to Apply: Application instructions: Qualified candidates sh should submit 3 items through the State of Florida People First System

https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-B BIOLOGICAL BIOLOGICAL-ADMINISTRATOR-II-SES-64080869-FL- 32399/452495300/

Incomplete application packages will not be reviewed. All applications MUST be received through the State of Florida People First Sys System. Applications cannot be accepted via email.

Additional Information: **NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.** This position requires a security background check through E-Verify/drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov. If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE 7/01/02 The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). No Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your supporting documentation when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1 Free Workplace Act.

Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your supporting documentation when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110 by the closing date.

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