Title: Epidemiologist – Vector-Borne D Disease $47,000 - $55,000 / Posted thru: 1-23-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Mary Grace St Storbierski
Purpose: The mission of the Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health, MDHHS, is to promote and protect the health, wellness, and safety of all Michigan residents. The Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease (EZID) Section is responsible for conducting and coordinating statewide surveillance for zoonotic and vector-borne diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and rabies. Support is needed to assist local and state public health investigators in their activities related to tick and mosquito-borne disease sur surveillance. This position will work alo alongside MDHHS subject matter experts and wit with existing local health department staff in in communicable disease, environmental hea health, and communications / outreach. This pos position will also support surveillance eff efforts involving academic partners, as well as as other state and federal agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Work with MDHHS Epidemiology staff to coordinate vector-borne disease s surveillance activities with local health d departments • Provide epidemiologic consultation a and support to local health departments and p providers as needed • Monitor statewide ecologic s surveillance data for trends in vector d distribution and disease prevalence • Perform quality assurance checks on e ecologic data collected and reported by s surveillance partners • Monitor statewide human case s surveillance and laboratory systems for t trends in disease activity • Review and classify reportable vector-borne disease cases according to n national case definitions • Collate and report local and s statewide surveillance data to national d databases • Conduct data analyses and prepare d data summaries for regular reports, p presentations to stakeholders and other data r requests • Participate in vector-borne disease f field investigations as needed • Report/update on a regular basis to S Supervisor • Maintain a positive, credible, p professional relationship with all parties r relevant to projects, and represent the best i interest of MPHI and MDHHS at all times • Other duties as assigned
Education: Master’s degree with a major in Epi Epidemiology or Public Health with a minimum of of 12 combined graduate level term hours or 8 s 8 semester hours in Epidemiology and/or Bio Biostatistics. Experience: A Minimum of one year of ex experience working in public health disease in investigations, conducting interviews, su surveys, data collection, and analyses. Important Skills and Characteristics: • Knowledge of infectious disease epidemiology and specifically vector-borne d disease ecology and epidemiology. • Knowledge of the application of s software to the analysis and management of e epidemiological data • Knowledge of geographic information s systems and their application to e epidemiologic data • Ability to prepare technical r reports, records, and papers related to the w work • Ability to maintain records and c conduct correspondence related to the work • Ability to maintain constructive r relationships with partner agencies at the f federal, state, and local level • Self-motivated, meets deadlines, and h handles multiple tasks at one time with m minimal supervision. • Possesses excellent oral and written co communication skills and be able to present sc scientific and technical information to au audiences.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Job may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of <50# and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 25% to 75% o f the time. Standard office environment. May require valid vehicle operator’s license where needed to perform du perform duties of the position.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No assigned assigned responsibility
REQUIRED COMMUNICATION Contact Person/Group Frequency Pur Purpose Mary Grace Stobierski Daily Po Position oversight Erik Foster As nee needed Guidance Jennifer Sidge As ne needed Guidance
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is Exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”