The Washington State Department of Health is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Epidemiologist 3 (Non-Medical) in the Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Center for Health Statistics. To learn more about the Center for Health Statistics, visit http://www.doh.wa.gov/EHSPHL/CHS/chs- data/main.htm.
----- PRIMARY DUTIES -----
This is a working supervisor position in the Center, and combines both leadership and management tasks with conducting epidemiological analyses in SAS and providing technical expertise. The majority of the workload of this position will fall into the following 3 areas:
Other duties include conducting and supervising the provision of technical assistance, the development of reports, and the management and analyses of Death with Dignity data.
- Supervising, leading and directing 3 epidemiological staff including two Epidemiologist 2 positions and one Epidemiologist 1 position.
- Producing large data files (often in excess of 650,000 records) for dissemination to epidemiologists and other data users at the federal, state and local levels so they can conduct surveillance, planning, and evaluation activities. o Data files include births, deaths, fetal deaths, infant deaths, abortions, Comprehensive Hospital Abstract Reporting System (CHARS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). o Involves project managing work across several sections in the Center and IT; proposing, conducting and supervising epidemiological data management, analyses and survey weighting in SAS; and probabilistic data linkage in Link Plus.
- Developing, maintaining and implementing data sharing policies and practices to share public and confidential data files in a manner that keeps the agency in compliance with state and federal laws.
----- REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS -----
- A Master’s degree Epidemiology, Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or an allied field; AND six (6) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience conducting epidemiological research and/or analyses of health data.
- Doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or an allied field; AND two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience conducting epidemiological research and/or analyses of health data.
----- CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT -----
- Four (4) or more years (full-time equivalency) of base SAS (SAS DATA step) and SAS macro programming experience, at least two (2) years of which were within the last five (5) years.
- Two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience collecting individual-level health data and producing large data files for dissemination to other epidemiologists for analyses.
- Two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience managing customer expectations and providing technical assistance and customer service to data users.
- Two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience in leading projects and/or teams.
- Willing and able to spend approximately 90% of the work time at a computer workstation or in meetings in an office environment, with or without an accommodation.
- Willing and able to work the core business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with a scheduled lunch. Alternative worksite working arrangements (telecommuting) cannot be accommodated.
- Willing and able to occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week to meet critical deadlines and program needs.
- Willing and able to occasionally travel overnight within and outside of Washington State.
- Willing and able to work in an office environment that involves daily exposure to paper, dust, ink, solvents, and other products associated with paper records, with or without an accommodation.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. DOH recognizes that employees are our most valuable resource. We trust them to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce. To learn more about DOH, visit http://www.doh.wa.gov.
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