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Job Title: Epidemiology Research Associate
Job Number: 50593557
Organization: Pennsylvnia Department of Health
Posted: 9/18/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Harrisburg,  PA    USA
Compensation: 65937.00-100128.00
Position Description: Develop and disseminate public health mess messages and educate the public on all aspe aspects of toxins, contaminants and emerging issu issues, such as PFAS, by developing fact shee sheets, infographics, presentations, website cont content and organizing community meetings.

Working with the epidemiologist/s, plan, pr prepare, and deliver presentations and sc scientific posters. Lead consultation, ou outreach, and education on public health and en environmental/occupational health issues. Pr Present, publish, and report epidemiologic fi findings and professional experiences via pr professional journals, national and regional co conferences, and other means as appropriate, to to disseminate information and advance sc scientific knowledge. Assist the to toxicologist/s in conducting environmental he health risk assessments. Under the guidance of of an epidemiologist, develop community ou outreach materials and implement health ed education programs on exposure and health ef effects as needed.

Host community events, such as soilSHOP lead screenings, and set up environmental health information booths at local fairs and events to support division’s environmental health progra programs.

Serve as spokesperson/resource person at meet meetings with community leaders, residents, citi citizen groups, colleagues, and others on publ public health related issues involving haza hazardous waste sites. Attend community advi advisory group meetings and meetings with fede federal, state, county and local health depa departments as needed. Promote the deve development of collaborative relationships with with community agencies and groups in the plan planning, implementation and evaluation of reco recommendations made in public health asse assessment reports.

Serve as spokesperson and lead the en enhancement of outreach efforts related to PF PFAS contamination of drinking water and oil an and natural gas production (ONGP) in Pe Pennsylvania, including convening a council of of concerned citizens and/or stakeholders, an and attending community meetings with local of officials and affected persons.

Provide environmental contaminant-specific tr trainings to local health care providers as ne needed.

Support division’s efforts to improve partnerships with state agencies and non-profit organizations that are already conducting environmental health work in Pennsylvania. Provide environmental health trainings to regulators, such as building inspectors and child care inspectors

Maintain and update all environmental/occupational health fact sheets and other contents on the division profit organizations that are already co conducting environmental health work in Pe Pennsylvania. Provide environmental health tr trainings to regulators, such as building in inspectors and child care inspectors

Maintain and update all environmental/occupational health fact sheets and other contents on the division’s web page web page.

Participate in workgroups, conference calls, confer conferences, etc. to build awareness of Pennsy Pennsylvania environmental/occupational epidem epidemiology programs and contribute to the public public health infrastructure. Participate in dis in district level or quarterly epidemiology meetin meetings and public health preparedness events events as assigned.

Under the guidance of an epidemiologist, prov provide technical assistance and cons consultation to Department field staff, coun county/municipal health departments, and heal healthcare providers to ensure that inve investigations and studies are conducted in comp compliance/protocol with [state, federal, DOH, DOH, etc] policies and procedures for the envi environmental and occupational health prog program.

Strengthen the Safe Childcare Siting Program to to include existing childcare facilities to pr protect children from potential en environmental hazards.

Provide reports of epidemiological investigations or studies with conclusions used in planning or follow-up. Participate in developing evidence-based interventions, control, containment, or mitigation measures. Recommend public health or environmental health follow-up steps to furth further protect the health of a community.

Provide data or program progress measures and and participates in grant writing as req required using assigned guidelines to sup support capacity of the environmental/ occ occupational health program.

Work requires occasional statewide travel a and irregular/flexible work hours including o overnights, weekends and holidays in a accordance with policy. Employee may travel u using public transportation, private t transportation or carpooling with other e epidemiology investigation team members as a assigned.

Qualifications: MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Eighteen (18 (18) months of professional experience performing ep epidemiologic investigations or studies, or designing and managing a disease s surveillance system and a master’s degree in epidemiology or public healt health;


An equivalent combination of experience and t training which includes a master’s degree in epidemiology or public h health.

Organization Description: This position, in the Bureau of Epidemiology, Division of Environmental Health Epidemiology, supports the organization’s mission of protecting the public’s health through its responsibility for strengthening the outreach/educational efforts related to occupational/environmental public health issues and enhancing the presence of the Bureau of Epidemiology in communities with environmental/ occupational health concerns.

Closing Date: 12/18/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Connie Hocker,  Epidemiology Research Associate
Contact Location: 625 Forster Street, Room 933

Harrisburg   PA  17120
United States
Contact Location: 625 Forster Street, Room 933
  Harrisburg   PA  17120
  United States
Contact Phone: 717.787.3350 
Contact Fax: 717.772.6975
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