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Job Title: Epidemiologist 2, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
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Organization: Tennessee Department of Health
Posted: 6/5/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN    USA
Compensation: $6383 - $8242 dependent on qualifications
Position Description: The Tennessee Department of Health, Population Health Assessment Division seeks a highly motivated, qualified Epidemiologist 2 to act as Program Coordinator and Epidemiologist for the Tennessee Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Under general supervision, the Epidemiologist 2 will be responsible for daily program management activities to include communication with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agency partners. Other critical duties include statistical analysis, data management, quality assurance and reporting using fact sheets, data reports, secondary SAS data analysis for colleagues’ output, timely response to internal and external requests, and providing programmatic support to Division projects as assigned. The Epidemiologist 2 will report directly to the Director of the Office of Population Health Surveillance.

Key Responsibilities:

• Analyzing Data or Information • Making Decisions and Solving Problems • Processing Information • Monitoring and Controlling Resources • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships • Effective Communication with Outside Organizations • Thinking Creatively

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates should have a strong understanding of statistical concepts and moderate experience writing statistical programs using SAS software to generate analytics such as descriptive & regression analytics, prevalence rations and trend reports. Candidates should have excellent organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, and be adept at multitasking. Candidates should also demonstrate knowledge of the general principles of population health surveillance and will be expected to independently set and meet milestones as well as coordinate with other members of a multi- disciplinary project team to complete deliverables.

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Biostatistics, Statistics, or Health Informatics with experience equivalent to four year’s work in Epidemiology.

Organization Description: Who we are and how we impact Tennessee: The Division of Population Health Assessment (PHA) houses federal and state surveillance systems that collect data on disease incidence, hospital visits, and behavioral health indicators across the state. PHA’s mission is to be a trusted state entity in the collection, analysis and interpretation of public health data to assess and improve the health and well-being of the people of Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health incorporates our values into the work we do each day to achieve our mission, live our vision and address our strategic priorities.

Mission: Protect, promote, and improve the health and well-being of all people in Tennessee.

Vision: • Healthy People • Healthy Communities • Healthy Tennessee

Our Values: • Trust • Compassion • Service • Excellence

Strategic Priorities: Prevention Access Efficiency Engagement Equity Workforce Excellence Innovation

Closing Date: 9/5/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Carol Bell,  Epidemiologist 2
Contact Location: 710 James Robertson Parkway

Nashville   TN  37243
United States
Contact Location: 710 James Robertson Parkway
  Nashville   TN  37243
  United States
Contact Phone: 629-259-1006 
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How to Apply: In order to be considered, you must apply on- line between 6/18/2024 and 7/1/2024 Complete application process through Please make sure you apply for the position at Search for Epidemiologist 2, job code 58878. The position will be posted on 18 Jun 2024.

All applications must be submitted through the above website.

Additional Information: Degrees must be from an accredited college or university. A transcript evaluation is required for degrees earned outside of the United States. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. The state of Tennessee offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, etc. For more information on this package, visit

The Department of Health is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

Web Site Delete Date: 9/5/2024