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Job Title: Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance Unit Manager (Epi Manager)
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Organization: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Posted: 1/3/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Lansing,  MI   
Compensation: $34.35 - $49.58 Hourly
Position Description: This is a position working for the State of Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Division of Environmental Health (DEH). DEH identifies and investigates potential environmental exposures, mitigates those exposures, and educates the people of Michigan about harmful contaminants in drinking water, air, and food. We are expanding our division to better serve the people of Michigan. Get a job where you can make a difference - join our team!

Salary: $34.35 - $49.58 Hourly Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Purpose: This position is the unit manager for the Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance Unit within the Environmental Health Surveillance Section and Division of Environmental Health and operates to the standard of best available science and public health practice for the purpose of protecting the people of Michigan as required in the Michigan Public Health Code. The employee functions as a first-line professional manager of professional positions in a complex work area with professional staff who conduct surveillance activities pertaining to occupational health and injury. They interface with other units and sections in the department to provide data, evaluation, findings, public health determinations, and expertise on occupational injuries and illnesses, and on injuries overall, including unintentional (accidental), assault/homicide, and intentional self-harm/suicide. They primarily oversee a staff of epidemiologists.

This position builds collaborative partnerships for the purpose of the public health assurance function so that MDHHS findings and recommendations are considered and addressed. The person in this position works cooperatively with Michigan State University Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and Michigan’s Occupational Safety and Health Program to address public health impacts on the people of Michigan from their work environment. This position works with other federal, state, and local health and regulatory agencies for the same purpose outlined above. They interact with the public, local officials, and legislators via meetings, telephone conversations, and e- mails, responding to community health concerns and providing information to protect public health. This position requires knowledge of MDHHS policies and procedures and advanced knowledge of epidemiological and statistical methods. This position ensures that the best available science is applied to sample design, data collection, data analysis, and technical report writing to investigate occupational health outcomes and other types of injuries in Michigan.

This unit can also provide skilled professional epidemiological surge capacity for other divisions in the bureau in the event of public health emergencies such as COVID-19. This role is critical to preserving the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Michigan.

Qualifications: Education: Possession of a master’s degree in epidemiology or public health with a minimum of 8 semester (12 term) graduate-level hours in epidemiology and biostatistics courses.

Experience: Four years of experience as a professional Epidemiologist.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Ability to direct and evaluate employees. Thorough knowledge of training and supervisory techniques. Thorough knowledge of employee policies and procedures. Ability to ensure equitable employment practices. Ability to ensure proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained, including incorporating inclusion and diversity training. Ability to coordinate diverse and complex program activities. Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence related to the work. Ability to communicate effectively with others. Ability to maintain favorable public relations. Ability to organize complex data and maintain quality control; privacy and security of the data. Ability to analyze surveillance data and other information for the purposes of determining the need for epidemiologic investigations. Ability to design and implement surveillance and conduct analytic studies. Ability to formulate policies and practices for interventions indicated by epidemiologic analyses. Thorough knowledge of the basic principles and methods of epidemiology. Thorough knowledge of biostatistics as applied to epidemiology. Thorough knowledge of the application of computers to the analysis and management of epidemiological data. Thorough knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, and policies related to ensuring data security and compliance. Some knowledge of occupational health and injury epidemiology.

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Closing Date: 4/3/2022
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Contact Name: Jessica Fuller,  Occupational Health and Injury Surveillance Unit Manager (Epi Manager)
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How to Apply: /jobs/3180128/epidemiologist-manager-14

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