Michigan Public Health Institute Position Description
Title: Epidemiologist – Toxicology and R Response Section $45,644 - $78,332 / Posted thru: 5-1-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Deb MacKenzie-Taylor
Purpose: This position will provide epidemiologic support to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Toxicology and Response Section in response to vapor intrusion, drinking water, and other environmental chemical hazards. This position may also provide epidemiological support to related activities as requested by the Section, Division, and/or Bureau. Duties and Responsibilities:
Duty 1: Conduct studies, compile and analyze data. Responsibilities include:
Toxicology and Response Section in response to va to vapor intrusion, drinking water, and other other environmental chemical hazards. This posit position may also provide epidemiological suppo support to related activities as requested by th by the Section, Division, and/or Bureau. Duties and Responsibilities:
Duty 1: Conduct studies, compile and analyze d data. Responsibilities include: • Identify surveillance data needs and p potential data sources. • Develop protocols to assist with e environmental investigations. • Collect, tabulate, and analyze s surveillance and epidemiologic data and i information from multiple sources. • Manage all project databases, i including quality control; provide data to t team or others as directed by supervisor. • Conduct field studies and e epidemiologic studies as directed. • Track program activities and eva evaluation metrics.
Duty 2: Analyze data and communicate r results. Responsibilities include: • Conduct analyses of surveillance, f field and epidemiologic data and interpret r results. • Assist senior staff in writing r reports including summarizing results, d drawing conclusions and making r recommendations. • Create maps, graphics, Power Points, a and other materials to be used to c communicate with communities, local health d departments, and other partners. • Assist with outreach, including presentations to professional and non-professional audiences.
Education: Possession of a Master professional audiences.
Education: Possession of a Master’s Degree with with a major in epidemiology or public healt health with a minimum of 8 semester (or 12 term) term) graduate hours in epidemiology and biost biostatistics courses, and at least one cours course that included the use of statistical analy analytic software. Preference for graduate train training in environmental epidemiology or envir environmental health.
Experience: One year of professional exp experience in public health or environmental sci science is desired, which includes data man management and analytic activities. Equ Equivalent combinations of education and exp experience that provide the required kno knowledge, skills and abilities will be eva evaluated on an individual basis.
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Demonstrated epidemiologic, data m management and analytical skills. • Excellent organizational skills and a attention to detail. • Excellent oral and written c communication skills. • Able to work well in field s situations and as part of a team. • Self-motivated, able to complete w work in a timely manner and handle multiple t tasks at one time with minimal supervision. • Demonstrated knowledge of the g general principles of environmental health. • Knowledge of SAS and/or ArcGIS so software, and/or experience in conducting fi field investigations.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Standard office environment and physical requirements typical of an office position. The employee may be required to transport materials up to 40 pounds in weight, depending on response and event. The employee may be exposed to unpleasant and noxious fumes and odors when conducting site visits. These sites are usually outside and the employee would be exposed to local weather conditions. Site visits may occur up to two to three times a month. Requires valid vehicle operator’s license and may incl include occasional travel within the State, incl including overnights. Less occasionally, trav travel may be required outside the State.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No as assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: This position supports activities that are important functions of the Division of Environmental Health. The results of these activities will help assure that Michigan communities are protected from the hazards of vapor intrusion, non-biological substances in groundwater, and other chemical hazards in the environment. This position will provide support to key professional staff with duties related to this activity and will support other similar activities within DHHS. This position interacts with the public, local health departments and other State of Michigan agencies via meetings, telephone conversations, and field visits.
biological substances in groundwater, and o other chemical hazards in the environment. T This position will provide support to key p professional staff with duties related to t this activity and will support other similar a activities within DHHS. This position i interacts with the public, local health d departments and other State of Michigan a agencies via meetings, telephone c conversations, and field visits.