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Job Title: Epidemiologist Mid-Level
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Organization: Virginia Department of Health
Posted: 5/3/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Richmond,  VA    USA
Compensation: $65,000 - $70,000
Position Description: Job Duties

The mid-level epidemiologist is responsible for carrying out a broad and moderately complex range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities in an assigned district, region, or within a statewide program area related to genomic epidemiology. Responsibilities include conducting genomic epidemiologic investigations and/or assessments, participating in surveillance activities, conducting genomic epidemiologic studies to include data analysis and dissemination, and consulting on scientific and technical issues. This role will be part of a genomic epidemiology program within assigned area to include interpreting program policies and procedures, training staff, monitoring and reviewing data collection/analysis for accuracy and consistency and serving as a genomic epidemiology program consultant. Positions in this role work under the limited supervision of a lead epidemiologist, program manager, or similar position and perform assignments independently, making determinations about scope and direction of program planning, research and investigation, based on agreed upon direction and institutional review board approval, as needed. Typically, the work completed is reviewed for feasibility, conformance to program policy and practices, and effectiveness in meeting specific goals and objectives.

The Virginia Department of Health offers 12 paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement plans (including 401a Cash Match and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan) as well as sick, family/personal, and annual leave.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of the cause, transmission, treatment, and prevention of communicable and other conditions of public health importance. Considerable knowledge of methods of public health surveillance and disease outbreak investigations. Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies regarding the reporting and control of disease. Working knowledge of biostatistics, computer data analysis, and data management techniques. Demonstrated ability to develop program goals and objectives and to evaluate program effectiveness. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Demonstrated ability to collect, quality assure, analyze, and present statistical data. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with health care professionals and the general public. Experience in epidemiology, public health, or a related area. Considerable knowledge and experience in genomic epidemiology. Considerable knowledge of the understanding of whole genome sequencing.

Additional Considerations

Demonstrated knowledge/experience in public health, epidemiology (including genomic epidemiology), or biostatistics. Demonstrated ability to lead and direct the work of others either in a supervisory or project management capacity. Demonstrated ability of statistical software packages.

Organization Description: The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of Virginians. The VDH is made up of a statewide Central Office in Richmond and 35 local health districts. These entities work together to promote healthy lifestyle choices that can combat chronic disease, educate the public about emergency preparedness and threats to their health, and track disease outbreaks in Virginia.

The VDH is led by the State Health Commissioner, appointed by the Governor of Virginia. The Commissioner oversees the direction of the agency and provides feedback to the Governor through the Secretary of Health and Human Resources. The Commissioner works alongside numerous Deputy Commissioners and other key figures on the leadership team in heading the VDH in its efforts to navigate the complex health landscape and to promote the well-being of all people in Virginia.

Closing Date: 8/9/2024
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Contact Name: Amanda Collum,  Epidemiologist Mid-Level
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Additional Information: VDH accepts only on-line applications. Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted until 11:55 p.m. on the job closing date. Applications and/or resumes should include relevant work history which indicates your qualifications for this position.

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHSIG Exclusion List check, employment reference check and E- Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, background checks or completion of Statement of Economic Interests may be required for certain positions.

It is the policy of the Commonwealth and VDH that all aspects of human resource management be conducted without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); sex; color; national origin; religion; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; veteran status; political affiliation; disability; genetic information; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. VDH employees have a shared Code of Ethics, which can be found in the bottom banner of our website:

If you have been affected by DHRM Policy 1.30 layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card), you must submit the card before the closing date for this position. The Card may be submitted with the state application as an attachment.

As a V3 (Virginia Values Veterans) employer VDH Welcomes Veterans to apply!

Supplemental Questions: You may be required to respond to position-specific questions at the end of this application. This information will help us evaluate your credentials and qualifications for the job. Failure to respond to any questions may disqualify you from further consideration.

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