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Job Title: Epidemiologist 2
Job Number:
Organization: TN Dept of Health
Posted: 11/7/2018
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN   
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 Epidemiology and Surveillance 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 requires some in-state travel and may require out of state travel.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Collecting, managing, and analysis of HIV data for local surveillance and reporting to CDC • Developing and/or updating HIV surveillance manuals and protocols and other resources for TDH central office and regional/metropolitan HIV surveillance staff • Providing training and technical assistance (TA) to regional/metropolitan HIV 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 • Developing solutions and implementing tools to enhance the processes to ensure data quality and usability • Provide oversight for evaluation/validation studies to determine the completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of surveillance systems • 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 • Representing TDH on national calls with the CDC and other jurisdictions • Preparing and delivering data presentations to state and national stakeholders • 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 • Experience developing written instructions or protocols and providing written and verbal technical assistance • 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

Degrees must be from an accredited college or university. A transcript evaluation is required for degrees earned outside of the United States.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

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 www.tn.gov/hr/employees1/benefits.html.

The Tennessee Department of Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

Closing Date: 2/7/2019
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:
How to Apply: In order to be considered, you must apply online between November 7th and November 13th, 2018 at:

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/ and search for Epidemiologist 2-110718- 171798.

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