A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Planning and Operations Team!
Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.
Why work for ADHS? A great benefit of working for the State of Arizona is a fantastic work/life balance. State employees enjoy challenging work, popular remote work options, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, and career growth opportunities.
We are looking for an Epidemiologist to assist with data collection, as well as analyzing and reporting data.
What You'll Do:
This position serves as the primary epidemiologist for surveillance of birth defects and neonatal abstinence syndrome. The position is a professional epidemiologist responsible for carrying out a range of epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance, detection, and prevention of these conditions. The position is skilled in database creation, queries, and linkages across multiple databases. The position has an understanding of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods. May work individually, or as part of a team or project member. This position serves as an entry or mid level professional, able to carry out complex tasks and processes.
Employee will be expected to make independent decisions and judgments based on their educational and professional experience and training; this position maintains and shares information and data of a very confidential nature.
Experience using SAS extremely valuable.
-- Conducting routine epidemiologic functions including surveillance, data collection, and data analysis using epidemiologic methods;
-- Performing data queries, linkages, cleaning, analysis, reports, and presentations;
-- Conducting epidemiologic investigations used in preventing and controlling specific health conditions, and applying findings to direct public health programs and recommend interventions and/or control measures;
-- Conducting literature reviews;
-- Assisting with preparing reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews, and other information using behavioral science, demographic and epidemiologic analytic techniques, and program evaluation;
-- Providing scientific and clinical guidance and technical assistance to various public, private, and nonprofit health and health-related state and local agencies and organizations;-- Serving as a scientific consultant for a public health program or project;
-- Participating in internal and external committees and work-groups related to areas of expertise;
-- Participating in after-hours activities including partner meetings, investigations, outbreak and emergency responses, as needed; and
-- Participating in writing grants and other funding proposals.
- Advanced communication skills: both oral and written;
- Contemporary principles and practices of epidemiology;
- Computerized database management, data analysis, and program evaluation;
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), state and local privacy laws.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
- Database creations, linkages, and queries;
- Data cleaning, evaluation, and reporting;
- Research methods, procedures and techniques used in identifying and evaluating the health of populations, their characteristics, contemporary medical methods and practices, proper principles and procedures when conducting health or determinants surveillance and epidemiologic investigations.
- Analyze and interpret data from surveillance ;
- Research and recommend evidence-based interventions in response to surveillance findings;
- Use critical thinking to determine whether a public health problem exists, articulate need for further investigation or other public health action on statutes, rules, policy and potential health impact;
- Display data findings through reports, posters, and other methods of presentation;
- Collaborate with others;
- Investigate acute and chronic conditions;
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
Bachelor's degree in public health or a science-related field with up to two years of relevant data analysis experience or a MPH/MSPH or masters in public health or a science-related field. Preference given to degrees from an accredited University and/or School of Public Health.
Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans: Health Impact Program (HIP) where you can earn up to $200 annually by participating in our award-winning program of free preventative health screenings (mini-health, mammography, prostate), immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes and physical activities) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling sessions - 12 free per year per issue for each employee and each covered dependent. Available 24/7 for support, resources and information on work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more)
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will contribute to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27-week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.