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Job Title: Epidemiologist (07145)
Job Number: 18142857
Organization: Department of Public Health and Human Services
Posted: 11/27/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Helena,  MT    USA
Compensation: $50,876.80 - $63,6060.40
Position Description: Major Duties or Responsibilities: Develop, Implement, and Oversee Disease S Surveillance Systems and Conducts Program E Evaluation • Analyze surveillance and hospital d discharge data. • Analyze programmatic and service-related data.

related data. • Design, coordinate, and manage s special surveillance and/or evaluation p procedures where is no other existing data a available. • Evaluate quality and efficiency of s surveillance systems. Make recommendations f for enhancements. Monitors trends and risk f factors, strengths and weakness, and so f forth. • Supports epidemiology program c compliance with reporting and evaluations. • Develops protocols to respond to i investigation of emergent health situations. • Performs complex statistical and e epidemiologic analyses. • Maintains periodic reporting to v various stakeholders. • Designs and conducts program e evaluation activities. • Writes technical reports, and grants. Consultation and Education • Develops and conducts various trainings related to epidemiological and program evaluation-related issues. • Provides consultation and assistance t to educate state and local health s stakeholders in the development of s surveillance systems. • Provides technical assistance on i issues regarding surveillance, i interventions, epidemiologic, program e evaluation, statistical analysis, and data i interpretation. • Provides data and analysis to support support disease prevention and health promoti promotion programs and public policy present presentations. Other Duties Physical and Environmental Demands: This posi position works in a typical office envi environment with keyboarding resp responsibilities. 5% Occasional travel mayb maybe required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors): Required for the first day of work: • Knowledge of epidemiology principles a and practices. • Skill in programming in Statistical A Analysis System (SAS) or Statistical Package f for the Social Sciences (SPSS). • Ability to manipulate and analyze l large, complex data sets. • Skill in descriptive and inferential s statistical analysis. • Ability to identify relationships a and trends in data as well as factors that c could affect the results of research. • Ability to identify problems, r researching to develop and implement s solutions. • Ability to combine pieces of i information to form conclusions. • Skill in public speaking. • Excellent written and oral c communication skills for a variety of a audiences. • Skill in writing technical reports o or grants.

Qualifications: Required Minimum Education and Experience: • Master’s degree in Epidemiology, S Statistics, or a closely related degree. • Three years of job related e experience in epidemiology. • Experience in managing large complex d data sets preferred. • Prior epidemiology experience with billing or diagnostic coding (e.g., ICD-10-CM) highly desirable.

CM) highly desirable. • Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Organization Description: To be considered for any DPHHS Agency posi position, applicants must complete and subm submit their application online, as well as uplo upload any required application materials. Succ Successful applicant(s) are required to succ successfully pass all DPHHS specific back background check(s) relevant to each posi position. Materials Required of Applicants: (To be considered in this pool, please s submit the following) • Resume • Cover letter • 3 Professional references (Please type responses in a Word document and attach to application. HELPFUL HINT: When attaching a document, you much check the “relevant document” box to ensure your at attachments are uploading correctly to the sp specific application. Please do not attach mo more than requested. If you have more than 25 25 attachments in the system you will need to to email these to: Fa Failure to attach the required material will co conclude in an incomplete application. You mu must also keep those relevant boxes checked on once you submit your application; if you un uncheck the box with an active application it it will delete the attachment.) This position is located in the Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support at the Public Health & Safety Division. The Epidemiologist studies the occurrence of disease and other health-related conditions or events in defined populations in order to implement prevention and control measures. This position is responsible for managing and analyzing the Montana Hospital Discharge Data System and provides epidemiology support to public health programs throughout the Division. Responsibilities include: 1) Analyzing surveillance data such as health indicators, risk factors, and disease surveillance information; 2) Analyzes programmatic and service-related data; 3) De Design, coordinate, and manage special su surveillance or evaluation procedures where th there is no other existing data available; 4) 4) Develops and conducts various trainings re related to epidemiological and program ev evaluation issues; and 5) Designs and co conducts program evaluations. The Public Health and Safety Division leads public health efforts in Montana and provides state-level coordination of key p public health services to local and tribal p public health agencies. The Division serves a a diverse group of customers and s stakeholders while working to promote h healthy lifestyles and protect the health of M Montanans. The PHSD is committed to serving a all of our customers and stakeholders with e excellence and is a nationally accredited s state health department through the Public H Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). This m milestone accomplishment is official r recognition that the PHSD meets or exceeds t the rigorous national standards established b by PHAB.

Closing Date: 2/27/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Tiffany Thornton,  Epidemiologist (07145)
Contact Location: 111 N Sanders

Helena   MT  59604
United States
Contact Location: 111 N Sanders
  Helena   MT  59604
  United States
Contact Phone: 406-444-3136 2912
Contact Fax: 406-444-0262
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: Please visit to apply online.

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