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Job Title: Infectious Disease Epidemiologist
Job Number:
Organization: New Hampshire Division of Public Health
Posted: 5/6/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Concord,  NH   
Compensation:
Position Description: Under the direct supervision of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Surveillance program manager, the program specialist analyzes and interprets statewide data, policies and procedures for use in emergency preparedness planning and response to infectious disease outbreaks and any public health emergency event. Utilizes surveillance systems to track the occurrence of infectious disease and other public health threats. Job responsibilities include: include:

• Develops and revises methods and procedures related to data collection s systems necessary to provide and link the data for statistical analysis relevant to infectious diseases. • Conducts epidemiological investigations following the approved protocol. Collects, analyzes and interprets disease reports and other information. • Manages data from surveillance projects a and performs complex epidemiologic analysis using statistical software programs. • Collaborates with federal, other state and local agencies to provide ongoing statewide surveillance and investigation of disease capacity. • Consults with state, regional and local partners and agencies, the NH Public Health Laboratories and private laboratories, medical providers, and others to ensure coordination and prompt response to disease investigations. • Provides interim and final reports on the investigations and outbreaks as established by protocols. • Writes protocols for infectious disease investigations and develop emergency preparedness plans as requested by supervisor. • Serves as a resource for current information about Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases. Provides education materials to clinical staff, the public, medical providers, Department staff and others. • Analyzes existing disease investigation, prevention and control policies and procedures in order to recommend effective changes to enhance infectious disease reporting and prevention activities. • Makes formal presentations as requested and attends conferences, meetings and trainings as requested. • Assists in the preparation of new and continuing federal grants. • Conducts other disease investigation, outbreak management and epidemiology projects at the request of the supervisor. • Ensures availability to support the Department as needed in the event of a public health emergency.

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, biology, or related health field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Professional or paraprofessional experience in epidemiology, surveillance, data analysis, health or a public health –related field or data analysis in a health-related field, with responsibility for program implementation, direct service delivery, planning or program evaluation. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver’s license (at the time of employment)

Organization Description: This position is within Bureau of Infectious Disease Control, New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services.

Closing Date: 8/6/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Katrina Hansen,  Infectious Disease Epidemiologist
Contact Location:

   NH  03301
Contact Location:
 
     NH  03301
 
Contact Phone:  
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: Katrina.Hansen@dhhs.nh.gov
Web Address:
How to Apply: Please apply online:(search for program specialist specialist III, job ID 14109): https://jobsp.nhfirst.nh.gov/lawtaprd/CandidateSel fService/controller.servlet? dataarea=lawtaprd&context.session.key.HROrganizati on=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL

Additional Information: For any questions, please email: Katrina.Hansen@dhhs.nh.gov or Nomana.khan@dhhs.nh.gov

Web Site Delete Date: 10/10/2019