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Job Title: Chief Epidemologist
Job Number: 2019-06054
Organization: Georgia Department of Public Health
Posted: 6/5/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: The Fulton County Board of Health is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Chief Epidemiologist. Desired Knowledge and Experience

At least 5 years of experience as a manager in public health practice at a state or county health department with an emphasis on applied epidemiology and infection control Ability to oversee, manage, and supervise the work of epidemiologists conducting health and epidemiologic surveillance. Knowledge of research methods, procedures, and techniques used in identifying and evaluating disease characteristics Substantial knowledge of infectious and/or chronic disease processes and practices used in the control of these diseases Experience in the investigation and response to disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures and knowledge of state and Federal laws, statues, and regulations. Experience in data management including: (1) experience analyzing large syndromic surveillance or other healthcare datasets using SAS or other similar software packages, and (2) presenting these analyses orally and in writing. Experience with grant writing and other funding proposals

Organizational Management

Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment. Knowledge of the principles of leadership and how to effectively interact with various leadership styles Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects. Ensure effective collaborative partnerships among the data team members and with key stakeholders. Ability to participate in after-hour activities including partner meetings, investigations, outbreaks and emergency responses as needed.

Communication

Effective verbal and written communication, such as oral presentations, written reports, articles, and/or abstracts Ability to establish effective working relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders including federal, regional, state, and local stakeholders in partnerships, coalitions, councils, and/or associations, healthcare providers, elected officials.

Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or a closely related field AND Two years of experience supervising/leading epidemiologic programs OR Master's degree in Public Health or a closely related field AND Three years of experience performing epidemiologic work or work in a closely related field in a supervisory or team lead role OR Two years at the lower level or position equivalent with management/supervisory responsibilities.

Preferred qualifications include:

Prior experience working in a state or local public health department, ideally as an epidemiologist Appreciation for public health research and its role for informing programmatic priorities of local health departments Enthusiasm for learning from epidemiologic data and using that data to inform public health practice Experience and/or interest in Public Health Department Accreditation

Organization Description: The Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourage all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break. Employment Information Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary. DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc. The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check. As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov. DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ON THIS SITE. YOU MUST APPLY AT https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/georgiadph

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/georgiadph

Closing Date: 7/31/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Mauri Smith,  Chief Epidemologist
Contact Location: 2 Peachtree St, NW

    
Contact Location: 2 Peachtree St, NW
 
      
 
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Contact Email: mauri.smith@dph.ga.gov
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How to Apply: PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ON THIS SITE. YOU MUST APPLY AT https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/georgiadph

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION AT https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/georgiadph

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