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Job Title: Epidemiologist
Job Number: CS-2024-75681-34490
Organization: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - PA office of Administration
Posted: 2/2/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Greensburg, Harisburg, and Reading,  PA    USA
Compensation: $96,626.00 - $146,798.00 Annually
Position Description: THE POSITION Pennsylvania's Department of Health is looking for you! We are actively seeking an Epidemiologist. This position, in the Bureau of Epidemiology, supports the organization’s mission of protecting the public’s health through its responsibility for providing consultative, scientific, and technical expertise in the analysis and interpretation of epidemiologic data to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections as part of the Division of Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention.

If you would like to support an organization that protects the public's health, check out this opportunity and apply today to join our dedicated team!

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DESCRIPTION OF WORK In this position, you will serve in a leadership role for the outbreak team within the HAIP division, with the designation of HAI Outbreak Lead. You will collaborate with other another outbreak Epidemiologists, supervise Epidemiology Research Associates, and oversee the work of contracted employees which may include Infection Preventionists and Applied Epidemiology Specialists, trainees, and interns. You will provide epidemiologic support and direction for program activities under the CDC-funded Strengthening Healthcare- associated Infections/Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Programs Capacity (SHARP) grant in cooperation with other outbreak Epidemiologist, project managers, and the supervisor.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment Work hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 1-hour lunch. The headquarters location will be determined by the selected applicant. You will have the option to work in Harrisburg, Reading, or Greensburg. Telework: Under the current Administration, this position may have the opportunity to work from home (telework). In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg, Reading, or Greensburg. Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be negotiable. You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

Possession of either a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in epidemiology, Doctoral degree in Medicine (MD), Osteopathy (DO), Dental Surgery/Medicine (DDS/DDM/DMD), or Veterinary Medicine (DVM); AND two years of professional experience investigating disease outbreaks, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies, or designing and maintaining a disease surveillance system; or Possession of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in a biological science such as biology, genetics, nursing or virology; AND either a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or Master of Science (MS) degree in epidemiology; AND two years of professional experience investigating disease outbreaks, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies, or designing and maintaining a disease surveillance system.

Other Requirements: PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title. You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply: Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education). This posting requires submission of a copy of your college transcript(s). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You may upload your document as an attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions. All documents MUST be uploaded prior to the submission of your application. Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted. Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages /default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs- vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date. The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. EXAMINATION INFORMATION Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam). Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. Your score is valid for this specific posting only. You must provide complete and accurate information or: your score may be lower than deserved. you may be disqualified. You may only apply/test once for this posting. Your results will be provided via email.

Qualifications: Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

Possession of either a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in epidemiology, Doctoral degree in Medicine (MD), Osteopathy (DO), Dental Surgery/Medicine (DDS/DDM/DMD), or Veterinary Medicine (DVM); AND two years of professional experience investigating disease outbreaks, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies, or designing and maintaining a disease surveillance system; or Possession of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in a biological science such as biology, genetics, nursing or virology; AND either a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or Master of Science (MS) degree in epidemiology; AND two years of professional experience investigating disease outbreaks, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies, or designing and maintaining a disease surveillance system.

Other Requirements: PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title. You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Organization Description: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employs over 70,000 people who deliver a wide array of services established to improve the lives of Pennsylvania citizens. We have opportunities in a variety of fields such as health and medical, education, financial, human services, engineering, environmental, information technology, administration, maintenance and trades, and public safety. The Commonwealth offers a healthy work-life balance, career mobility, statewide opportunities, and the satisfaction of public service!

Go to www.employment.pa.gov to check out our open jobs!

Closing Date: 5/2/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Shauna Balog,  Epidemiologist
Contact Location: 613 North street HBG PA 17120

Harrisburg   PA  1726
United States
Contact Location: 613 North street HBG PA 17120
 
  Harrisburg   PA  1726
  United States
Contact Phone: 17179913147 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: sbalog@pa.gov
Web Address: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/4369019/epidemiologist
How to Apply: Apply Online

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