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Job Title: Epidemiologist III
Job Number:
Organization: Texas Department of State Health Services - Austin, TX
Posted: 6/14/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Austin,  TX    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: Performs highly advanced (senior-level) analysis and epidemiological work in the area of Injury Prevention. Reports to the Manager of EMS & Trauma Registry Program. Designs, develops, and implements advanced epidemiologic investigations following new or standardized scientific polices/protocols, coordinating studies, collecting, analyzing, evaluating data, and communicating results. Consults with health professionals, researchers, and other epidemiologists within DSHS to define and solve specific problems and to assure quality control across methods, procedures, and statistical analysis. Assists in the development and direction of grant- funded projects, generates scientific publications, public health reports and presentation of completed work to agency/program management, and presents at scientific conferences. Participates in cross-functional training within DSHS. Work is performed under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.

Essential Job Functions: Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

(30%) Serves as a primary source of high- level, complex statistical analysis. Works with the Epidemiology team of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) & Trauma Registries and other epidemiology teams within the Maternal and Child Health Section to develop code bases to simplify analysis on large datasets. Provides training and assistance to less experienced staff with analysis and report creation.

(25%) Designs, develops, and implements advanced epidemiologic investigations following new or standardized scientific polices/protocols, coordinating studies, collecting, analyzing and evaluating data, and communicating results. Conducts linkages of motor vehicle crash data to EMS and trauma datasets.

(20%) Consults with health professionals, including the EMS & Trauma Registries Manager, researchers, and other epidemiologists within DSHS to define and solve specific problems and to assure quality control across methods, procedures, and statistical analysis.

(20%) Assists in the development and direction of grant-funded projects, generates scientific publications, public health reports and presentation of completed work to agency/program management, and presents at scientific conferences. Support data quality and improvement efforts within the EMS & Trauma Registries. Identify opportunities for the use and distribution of program data to internal and external stakeholders.

(5%) Other duties as assigned include, but are not limited to, actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Qualifications: Knowledge of the array of research planning and evaluation methods.

Knowledge of principles and methods of epidemiology and related statistics as well as health outcomes, scientific methods, statistical concepts and methods and their application to surveillance and research.

Knowledge of analysis of large datasets.

Knowledge of computer software package applications, especially SAS.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), and Tableau.

Skills in development of procedures to monitor and evaluate progress in achieving project objectives, including feedback to policy makers to provide input into the ongoing research process.

Skills in strong project management skills to organize major project activities into a logical sequence with a reasonable and achievable schedule of deadlines.

Skills in a strong technical and writing skills to clearly and succinctly communicate project and/or research information for correspondence with state and federal agencies, grant applications and plans, state rules and planning procedures.

Ability to review and supervise the work of other epidemiologists.

Ability to link multiple large databases.

Ability to gather information from a variety of sources and to synthesize and translate detailed information into simpler terms.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing.

Ability to develop and effectively deliver training and technical assistance about research/data methods, procedures or DSHS policies.

Ability to facilitate meeting agendas to achieve planned outcomes, and to convey planning alternatives or recommendations to a variety of audiences including DSHS staff, the public and decision makers.

Ability to interpret complex statistical analysis, charts, and tables; to develop and analyze measuring instruments with respect to reliability, relevance, and validity.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to work with others as part of a team.

Ability to make recommendations for program improvement and direction.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 9/21/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jia Benno,  Epidemiologist III
Contact Location: 1100 W 49th St

Austin   TX  78756-3101
United States
Contact Location: 1100 W 49th St
 
  Austin   TX  78756-3101
  United States
Contact Phone: 5129020197 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: jia.benno@dshs.texas.gov
Web Address:
How to Apply: https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/caree rportal/Job_Profile.cfm? szOrderID=527623&szReturnToSearch=1&&szWordsToH ighlight=epidemiologist

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