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Job Title: Epidemiology Investigator 2
Job Number: 20013643
Organization: Ohio Department of Health
Posted: 10/21/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Columbus,  OH    USA
Compensation: $24.74/hourly
Position Description: 60% - Investigates, collects and analyzes endemic or epidemic situations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) through data collection, epidemiologic studies and appropriate statistical analysis using computer software packages: collects data for routine HIV surveillance or for epidemiologic investigations of HIV infection from internal (e.g., STD surveillance, Ohio Disease Reporting System, Ohio Drug Assistance Program) and external (e.g., hospitals, outpatient clinics, laboratories, electronic laboratory reports, electronic health records) sources and incorporates into the HIV/AIDS Reporting System (i.e., eHARS). Evaluates data obtained to ensure correct coding, data completeness, and consistency with CDC case definitions. Serves as special populations (e.g., perinatal and pediatric HIV; HIV in prisons) epidemiologist. Analyzes HIV surveillance data using statistical software (e.g., SAS, Excel), interprets statistical findings and reaches conclusions regarding unusual occurrences, causes, spread and prevention of HIV infection. Monitors the process of specimen collection, delivery to a laboratory and reporting of results for special study projects, as assigned. 20% - Operates personal computer (PC) to access data, conduct statistical analysis and produce written and data reports. Prepares data for analysis and conducts analysis (e.g., epidemiologic, biostatistical, geographic). Creates data reports using statistical and reporting software (e.g., SAS). Assists in preparation of protocols for HIV-related epidemiologic investigations, case and lab reporting. Creates reports within computer software to be run by others. Produces data analyses in response to data requests from public health professionals, health care providers and the general public. Assists Epidemiology Investigator 3 and immediate supervisor in coordinating data collection and providing quality control (i.e., matching and linking cases) and follows up on HIV infection data with disease reporters in assigned regions. Assists Epidemiology Investigator 3 and supervisor in the development of database and workflow projects (e.g., assists in planning and testing of new database functionality, HL7 development, electronic lab reporting, electronic health records) of HIV surveillance data.

10% - Writes and/or edits reports and recommendations from analysis of data. Prepares graphic presentations of data for inclusion in reports or for display. Works collaboratively with local public health agencies, private health care providers and laboratories to improve HIV and AIDS case finding and reporting activities. Plans, prepares and submits standard statistical tables and HIV data reports for distribution, including posting on the ODH website.

5% - Tabulates and analyzes epidemiologic data using statistical software (e.g., SAS, Excel) to apply standard statistical methods appropriate to specific data.

5% - Explains semi-specialized matters (e.g., surveillance procedures, epidemiologic methods, analysis of findings) to health care providers, public health professionals and the general public. Serves as a consultant regarding HIV/AIDS reporting requirements. Prepares and delivers presentations to health professionals and the general public. Assists supervisor in preparation of HIV epidemiologic data for use within the department and between other state agencies, other state health departments, federal agencies, and for posting to agency website. As assigned, serves as a member of a disaster recovery/business resumption team, incident response team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications 1. Completion of graduate core program in public health or preventive medicine; 3 courses or 9 mos. exp. in use of statistical computer software packages; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in epidemiology; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in physiology; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in statistics; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in human relations; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in interviewing; 6 mos. exp. working in research or specific laboratory identifying or researching infectious or chronic diseases &/or related environmental health problems; must be able to provide own transportation.


2. 6 mos. exp. as Epidemiology Investigator 1, 65761; must be able to provide own transportation.


3. Equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above. Applicants must demonstrate on the online application how they meet the minimum qualifications for this position; additionally, all answers to the supplemental questions MUST be supported by the work experience/education provided on your online application.

Organization Description: The Ohio Department of Health is dedicated to providing public health leadership and services throughout the state. Through our many bureaus and offices, we address a variety of public health challenges, including:

Preventing and controlling of the spread of infectious diseases; Providing direction, support, and coordination in preventing, preparing for, and responding to events that threaten the public’s health; Building strong communities to enable Ohioans of all ages and abilities to live disease and injury-free; Addressing health inequities and disparities, and supporting access to comprehensive, integrated healthcare for all; Assessing and monitoring environmental factors that potentially impact public health; Assuring quality in healthcare facilities, healthcare services, and environmental health through smart regulation. Our Department is comprised of a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to public health and public service. We invest in each employee through a competitive total compensation package (including medical, dental, and vision insurance), annual wage increases, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness incentives, work-life balance, and promotional opportunities. In addition, the Ohio Department of Health is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

We seek passionate, high-performing candidates, innovative thinkers, and professional and courteous service providers—if this sounds like you, continue reading below to learn more about this opportunity!

Closing Date: 1/21/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Robert Orellana,  Epidemiology Supervisor
Contact Location: 35 E Chestnut

Columbus   OH  43215
United States
Contact Location: 35 E Chestnut
  Columbus   OH  43215
  United States
Contact Phone: 614-387-7483 
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