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Job Title: Epidemiology Team Manager
Job Number: 2024SMD21458
Organization: Public Health - Seattle & King County
Posted: 3/28/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Seattle,  WA   
Compensation: $121,576.00 - $154,107.20 Annually
Position Description: Job Duties Data Analysis and Interpretation

Provide subject matter expertise on epidemiological surveillance methodology, biostatistics, analytics, and data visualization techniques. Direct, oversee, and manage communicable disease data analysis and visualization projects including analyses and evaluation of activities related to surveillance, prevention, and control of vaccine- preventable diseases, enterics, foodborne illness, healthcare associated infections, zoonotics, viral hepatitis, immunizations, and emerging infections. Lead the Analytics & Informatics Epidemiology Team in collaboration with the subject matter experts on our investigations team to collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate data for communicable disease surveillance, investigation, immunization strategies, and public health decision-making. Collaborate with partners to advance racial equity through effective utilization of communicable disease and immunization data, including improving accuracy and completeness of race/ethnicity fields, establishing best practices for incorporating race and ethnicity in public health data analyses, and implementing strategies to address disparities in health outcomes. Provide guidance and expertise on complex epidemiologic analyses, including routine notifiable condition surveillance, trend analyses, forecasting/modeling, and outbreak analyses. Interpret data from multiple complex datasets to identify and prioritize key health issues, consulting with partners to guide policy- making and disease intervention strategies. Translate research findings into clear and concise public health information for diverse audiences, utilizing advanced analytics and visualization methods. Conduct comprehensive quality assurance and quality improvement assessments of team operations, identifying areas for enhancement and developing comprehensive plans to implement QA/QI initiatives.

Leadership and Team Management

Lead and manage the Analytics & Informatics Epidemiology Team, providing direction, supervision, and mentorship to staff under the guidance of the Analytics & Informatics Branch Manager and Section leadership. Foster collaboration and productive working relationships by integrating input and perspectives from branch leaders, section leaders, subject matter experts, and epidemiologists across Public Health. Cultivate a positive and inclusive team culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement. Oversee the hiring, training, and mentoring of staff, providing technical oversight and assistance as needed. Proactively manage and resolve any conflicts within the team or with partners to ensure successful interactions and outcomes. Conduct regular performance evaluations, provide constructive feedback, and address performance issue to ensure cohesive team dynamics and successful outcomes.

Communication and Collaboration

Report and present data to technical and non- technical audiences through various channels including scientific publications, reports, presentations, seminars, planning documents, and community meetings. Translate research findings into clear and concise public health information prioritizing accessibility and health literacy, ensuring understanding across diverse audiences. Foster a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement by actively seeking and applying feedback from leadership, supervisors, peers, team members, and subject matter experts. Engage with internal and external partners to solicit feedback, incorporate culturally appropriate best practices, and support partnerships between Public Health and the community. Collaborate with Communications staff to plan optimal methods and channels for disseminating information effectively. Liaise with internal and external partners and technical experts to gather feedback and incorporate culturally appropriate best practices for analyses and data communication. Collaborate with local, state, and national partners on communicable disease surveillance data, technical methods, best practices, and areas for innovation and quality improvement. Cultivate strong relationships with community partners, working in true partnership to meet community needs, ensure project successes, and advance health equity.

Qualifications: Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following (Minimum):

Three (3) years of experience effectively leading an interdisciplinary workforce in applied epidemiology OR education and experience equivalent to a Master’s level degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, informatics, or a related public health field.

Demonstrated Experience:

Developing and leading innovative informatics and data analysis strategies that support disease surveillance, control, and prevention activities. Manipulating, visualizing, and analyzing data using one or more software tools (e.g., SQL, Stata, R, Python, and/or Tableau). Fostering team building, conflict resolution, and establishing a positive and inclusive team culture that encourages collaboration, creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement. Effectively engaging with diverse individuals, communities, stakeholders, and representatives of local, state, and national government agencies to assess community needs, developing innovative solutions, and convening or participating in community coalitions and partnerships to address public health challenges. Hiring, training, mentoring, and providing technical oversight, supervision, and assistance to staff; and evaluating and providing regular constructive feedback on employee performance.

Knowledge of:

Epidemiological, biostatistical, and quantitative analysis principles and methodologies, including expertise in public health programs, policies, and systems. Health literacy standards and best practices. Applied quantitative and qualitative research methods, evaluation techniques, and ensuring subject privacy. Effective supervisory and management techniques, including performance coaching, providing constructive feedback. Equity and social justice principles and practices; lived experience with and understanding of the effect of place-, race- and policy & systems inequities on communities and populations; demonstrated experience incorporating equity into work projects/programs.

Demonstrated Ability to:

Design written communications and data visualizations with accessibility considerations. Implement and oversee quality assurance measures to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness, including conducting thorough assessments and developing strategies for continuous improvement. Provide effective leadership for a team by setting clear goals, priorities, and expectations for team members, ensuring alignment with goals and objectives for the Analytics & Informatics Branch and CD-Imms Section. Conduct study design, advanced analytic procedures, various data collection methods such as surveys, and the utilization of computerized database systems. Design, implement, and evaluate complex epidemiologic analysis to translate research findings into clear and concise public health information, emphasizing data visualization for non-technical audiences. Receptive to feedback and actively seek and integrate input from partners to foster a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. Plan, organize, and manage multiple ongoing projects in a dynamic environment, effectively navigating shifting priorities, time constraints, and budget limitations. Define project scopes for both new and existing initiatives, identifying suitable funding sources, and conducting thorough feasibility studies to anticipate future epidemiological requirements of the community. Communicate orally and effectively write and present information in multiple formats for multiple diverse audiences, including data, findings and conclusions into clear and concise reports, scientific publications, presentations, infographics.

The most competitive applicants will have the following experiences and qualifications (Desired):

Five (5) years or more of progressively responsible experience leading an interdisciplinary workforce focused on communicable disease or immunizations applied epidemiology OR education and experience equivalent to a doctorate level degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, informatics, or a related public health field. Supplemental Information Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 7/1/2024
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Contact Name: Salyse Duckworth,  Epidemiology Team Manager
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How to Apply: Apply here: ty/jobs/4439401/epidemiology-team-manager

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