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Job Title: Epidemiologist
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Organization: Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc
Posted: 6/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Lac du Flambeau,  WI    USA
Position Description: The Epidemiologist responsibilities include carrying out a very broad range of epidemiologic activities that serves 34 Tribal Nations, four Urban Indian Programs and three Indian Health Service (IHS) units, covering the geographical areas of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Chicago. Specifics include surveillance, assessment and analysis, providing technical assistance on a variety of epidemiological issues addressing morbidity, mortality, incidence and prevalence of illness associated to social determinants. Daily attendance is an essential component of this position. Acquire, assess and report on health statistics to improve Tribal Nation and Urban Indian health programs. *Assist in building the capacity of Tribal staff to conduct epidemiological functions related to data collection, analysis and interpretations for use in grant applications and program modifications. *Provide capacity building assistance to Tribal Nations for data management, health program planning and evaluation in areas of chronic and infectious diseases, environmental and maternal/child health. *Work with Federal, State and local public health departments and IHS to acquire data needed to develop health profiles, community health assessments and to coordinate public health workshops and trainings for Tribal Nations. Works to coordinate with other Epidemiologists serving Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota that produce regional data products, annual reports, provide training, and build program capacity. *Assemble and coordinate project specific health advisory and adhoc health work groups that promote partnerships with Tribal Nations and governmental public health departments. *Assist in development of Memorandums of Understanding’s and Inter-agency agreements, with federal, tribal, state, county and local health agencies and medical institutions. *Meet with Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota Tribal health directors periodically to update them on GLITC Epidemiology Center activities to determine epidemiologic strategies to build program capacity. *Frequent travel is required for this job. Must be able to serve as a project coordinator on specific federal grants.

Qualifications: Required: Master’s degree in Public Health with specialization in epidemiology, emphasis bio statistics, public health or equivalent, two to five years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Desired: Demonstrated experience working effectively with or for Tribal Nations and/or American Indian/Alaska Native organizations and/or not-for-profit agencies. Individual must possess: excellent verbal and written communication skills; professional demeanor and appearance; technical presentation skills; problem solving skills; critical thinking skills; ability to manage time efficiently; self- motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; effective ability to build positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people and speak in front of groups. Individual must be able to address a wide range of intellectual and practical problems, apply statistical calculations to findings, and the ability to compose complex business correspondence (reports, health profiles.) Requires a high level of confidentiality. Must possess valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation with adequate insurance and ability to travel frequently.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 9/6/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Donna Gavin,  Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 2932 Highway 47 North
PO Box 9
Lac du Flambeau   WI  54538
United States
Contact Location: 2932 Highway 47 North
  PO Box 9
  Lac du Flambeau   WI  54538
  United States
Contact Phone: 7155881051 
Contact Fax: 7155881069
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Preferred method is to apply through; search using job posting title or organization name. Otherwise, email a resume, cover letter, or application to See the employment page of our website at for the application. *Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Additional Information: Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) is an equal opportunity employer that applies Native American Preference as defined in Section 703(i) of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(i). Consistent with the referenced Native American Preference, it is the policy of GLITC to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications of the job applied for, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status or disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. As an equal opportunity employer, GLITC intends to comply fully with all federal and state laws and the information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. Disabled applicants may request a needed accommodation from the representative of the Human Resource Department, PO Box 9 Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538 or phone (715) 588-1069 or (800) 872- 7207.

Web Site Delete Date: 9/6/2018