This position will coordinate a program within NCDPH that supports efforts to protect health and safety of workers. This position will be responsible for utilizing existing data sets, and identifying new ones, to help describe injury and illness patterns of workers in NC. Aside from completing a set of pre-established health indicators, this position will determine other analyses to be done based on trends and issues important to the state. Additional responsibilities include: helping build and maintain relationships with occupational health data sources and stakeholders; assist in coordinating and presenting at an advisory group; compiling periodic data summary reposts and sharing findings through publications and presentations; attending/presenting at national conferences and CDC convened meetings; forming work groups to address emerging issues, and using surveillance findings for prevention strategies. This position will be asked to provide epidemiology support for lead and pesticide surveillance programs and public health emergencies. Opportunities to participate and consult on other occupational and environmental investigations or studies will also be available.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Understanding and working knowledge of the current principles of epidemiology and surveillance. Demonstrated epidemiology methods skills to include to investigations, surveillance, study design, descriptive statistics, statistical analysis, interpretation of statistical data and scientific literature, and reporting/presentation of data. Ability to effectively use applicable statistical software such as EpiInfo, SAS or SPSS and other basic software such as EXCEL. Knowledge of computers, database design, management and manipulation. Strong Communication skills (oral and written) to include ability to effectively organize and conduct meetings and convey epidemiological findings in written form. Flexibility and adaptability in order to provide technical guidance for unit projects and public health responses as they arise. Ability to learn concepts of occupational and environmental health. Management prefers: Experience in field public health epidemiology and surveillance.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Doctoral degree in epidemiology, nursing or a closely related health field from an appropriately accredited institution; or Master's degree in epidemiology or a closely related health field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years related epidemiology experience; or, bachelor's degree with a closely related science or nursing degree from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of epidemiological experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
Please submit your application on line The Division of Public Health uses Merit-Based Recruitment to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions Subject to the Personnel Act. Applicants are asked to document on their application knowledge skills and abilities that related to the position for which you apply. Please follow instructions to apply online . Application for employment must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. Resumes and cover letter can be uploaded with your application. Resumes will not be accepted in place of application. If you are unable to apply using the automated online application, the respective paper application (form PD-107) can be accessed from the OSP General Employment Information link Job Seekers - General Information . Paper applications must be received in the Human Resources Office no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date. The Division of Public Health is committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Division of Public Health selects applicants based on job related knowledge, skills, & abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit either a copy of their Form DD-214. State employees who are seeking reduction in force priority should attach a copy of their letter of notification to receive this priority. *** YOUR DEGREE MUST BE FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION *** CONTACT INFORMATION:
Division of Public Health
Human Resources Office
5605 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - 14 months ago