Public Health Epidemiologist I
NC DHHS - Raleigh, NC

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The Communicable Disease Branch of the Epidemiology Section is recruiting an epidemiologist with strong methods, data management and analysis competencies to join a dynamic team of public health investigators in its Medical Consultation Unit. This position will be responsible for surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) that are reportable in the jurisdiction, including rubella, diphtheria, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, and tetanus. The person in this position will have primary responsibility for conducting daily reviews of VPD laboratory results and reviewing and closing individual case reports. This position will also have primary responsibility for developing and implementing an analysis protocol for VPD surveillance data, monitoring trends in VPD surveillance data, and communicating surveillance data to internal and external partners. The person in this position will work with other staff members to assist local health departments and institutions with case and outbreak investigations and implementation of appropriate control measures. The person in this position must be able to function independently and also to work with an interdisciplinary team of medical epidemiologists, nurse consultants and other public health professionals at the local, state and federal levels to conduct timely and complete monitoring of VPDs in North Carolina.

Thorough knowledge of epidemiologic surveillance data collection and statistical analysis methods is required, as well as considerable working knowledge of communicable disease outbreak investigation concepts, principles, and practices including epidemiologic study design and interpretation. The employee must be able to utilize a computer to create and manage data bases, and to collect and analyze epidemiologic data using a range of software, including SAS. Applicant should be also knowledgeable of other software packages used for data collection, analysis and management such as Access, Epi-Info, and Excel. . Must have strong organizational skills to manage the complex array of job tasks and exceptional communication (oral and written) skills. Management prefers an employee with advanced knowledge of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for control of VPDs as well as NC general statutes and NC administrative code rules pertaining to immunizations and communicable disease surveillance. Must have a NC driver license.

Master's degree in epidemiology, public health education, public health administration, or a closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution; or a bachelor's degree with a closely related science or nursing degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of closely related epidemiological work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Organization Description:
The Division of Public Health uses Merit- Based Recruitment to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions Subject to the Personnel Act. Application must be received by 5:00 pm on the closing date. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference with State Government should submit a copy of Form DD-214. RIF candidates attach their notification letter. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Pre-Employment criminal background checks are required for some positions. Computer literacy is an important component of all DHHS-DPH jobs; we encourage you to apply electronically. All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System ( for the State of North Carolina. To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form in your work history and/or certificate and licenses. Any information not included on the application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Any licenses or certificates must be included in the appropriate section of the application form. All work experience MUST be included in the work history section of the application. Any information omitted from the application, but included in the resume (text or attached) WILL NOT be considered as qualifying experience. *** DEGREES MUST BE RECEIVED FROM APPROPRIATELY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS ***

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